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    Those Ol' Training Blues

    Ditto that. Thanks for the link!
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    14 Point Mindful Action Code

    You are right they are based on Buddhist teachings. I find my self repeating "I am as enthusiastic about others fulfillment as I am about my own, I avoid treating others’ successes as the cause of my lacks." It's hard to be enthusiastic about another's fulfillment, when that person gets...
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    Those Ol' Training Blues

    ToShinDoKa, do you mind sharing the link to the Shinden Fudo Ryu conditioning exercises? It would be cool to see, read about them. Thanks,
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    Kasumi-An Marishi-Kai Instructor's Guild

    Technically, the Quest Centers aren't franchised. I don't know what language was used in the newsletter, but it is my understanding that the quest centers are independently owned and the owners pay licensing fees to use the curriculum. It's not like a McDonalds where everything is regulated...
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    Why dont you see aikido used in judo?

    I thought this was cool too. I don't currently study Aikido, but I think this would be great training. Any martial artist would benefit if they cross-trained a little. Bring a boxer to the dojo and see how the art would have to be adapted. Certainly a jab doen't have a lot of committed...
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    The rant thread

    Hey Fellas, It's called the bell curve. The majority of students statistically will be mediocre. A few good students, a few bad students and whole lot in the middle. I heard somthing funny the other day, in the US 50% (or so) of marriages end in divorce. If you take a room full of...
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    No Strength!!!! (or "Stop Sucking!!!")

    I agree too. Moving at the speed of the uke is about sensitivity and your sense of timing. I am sure that is what Bigshadow meant when he stated that you should match the uke speed. If you are not aware of the speed of the attack your are gonna "get got" everytime. Some folks are so focused...
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    Toshindo and Rape Defense

    ToShinDoKa, I am happy that you are drawing so much from To-shin do. I studied at the hombu and then taught there as a full-time instructor. You are right that it is a 'complete' self-defense art and I know that Mr. and Mrs. Hayes were (and maybe still are) certified R.A.D. (Rape Agression...
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    To-Shin Do Instructor's Taijutsu or Tairyoku ni Oojite Okonau

    I have to second the comment that Mrs. Hayes moves like a ghost. I have always admired her. John Poliquin was in Dayton for a ground fighting seminar probably five years or so ago and I was privileged enough to be selected by Mrs. Hayes to be her training partner. She could have trained with...
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    Toshindo and Rape Defense

    DeepLife, I think you could learn some stuff if you took up ToShinDo, but if you are already ranked in the Bujinkan I doubt you will learn anything ground breaking. If you are interested in rape defense, I HIGHLY recommend that you look into IMPACT Safety Programs. I don't know where you...
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    Wearing glasses and Ninjutsu

    Hi TJ! I took my glasses off when I trained, but there were others in our dojo that kept theirs on. Lots of good advice has been offered. The decision is really up to you. It depends on how well you see without the glasses or if you are comfortable wearing them; it is safe to assume that...
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    Stephen K Hayes UK Seminar

    Johan, How did you get dinged with negative rep points after one post? Crazy!
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    J.- I think you will be happy with the ronin judo gi. I've not used one myself, but know of person who does. He trains ALOT and the gi looks like it has held up. When I am due for a new one that is probably the route I would go. The TOBI Tabi socks may have been overboard. I had some "tabi...
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    To-Shin Do/Bujinkan

    lalom, I would submit that there are terms that are shared by both lineages. Like: Omote gyaku, Ura gyaku, Ganseki nage, etc. However the execution of this principles/ techniques varies according to the lineage. The kiai in To-shin Do are "Stop", "No", etc. I don't have experience with Booj...
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    Discovery 2007

    I have had the "privilege" of being tapped out by John. It's not a pleasant experience. He was doing some ground work at the TSD Hombu. What was cool was that my training partner for the seminar was Mrs. Hayes and she is the one that sought me out! It was one of the coolest seminars I have...