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    miyamoto mushashi: how to perceive intention of your opponent

    Yeah, they've been pointed out, and then ignored. And I wouldn't even call it a disagreement, I don't think Brain's actually addressed any of Chris's actual points or questions, just things he seems to be pulling out of nowhere. And yeah, Chris is my instructor and fellow student in other...
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    miyamoto mushashi: how to perceive intention of your opponent

    Thing is, it's not really about being seen as right, it's more that everything that's been brought up has been ignored. As far as Musashi not being all legend would have him be, yeah, he really wasn't. It's statements that are blatantly incorrect that are the issue, such as him only being...
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    miyamoto mushashi: how to perceive intention of your opponent

    With all due respect Brian, I don't think you've given this thread any time at all. You've constantly disregarded Chris's points, even insisting on unrelated points (such as insisting on Chris believing all the legends, despite him clearly stating otherwise), and then not even addressing the...
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    The book of 5 rings

    Just a quick one here (because there are others far more educated than I that are sure to come along soon…) , but you realise that when Chris says HNIR, he’s referring to Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu, the system that Musashi founded, right? It’s not just a sword school that happens to...
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    Yoji juku go Four Kanji Expressions

    Yeah, google translate comes up with some interesting things :P From my understanding, it's also known as 'the distance of one inch'. Basically standing facing your enemy with the tips of the swords just touching. Any closer and you get to 'the distance of blood' (don't know the Japanese of...
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    Yoji juku go Four Kanji Expressions

    Ok? Did you have a question or topic to discuss on this? This is really just a statement of an idea within JSA. Did you want to discuss the ideas of distancing within swordsmanship perhaps? Sanke on the move.
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    What Art do u practice?

    That's interesting, I didn't really think TKD had any weapons requirements for grading. Well, my school didn't anyway, but we did used to dabble in escrima and some knife work every now and then. Is the weapons work adapted from another art to fit TKD? I didn't think they had their own weaponry...
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    What Art do u practice?

    Out of curiosity, what system(s) of weaponry are you learning? Sanke on the move.
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    What do people mean when they ask if an art is more offensive or defensive?

    I don't think that's quite it. The techniques weren't chosen to suit the philosophy, way I see it, they *are* the philosophy, expressed in physical forms. I know it sounds like I'm arguing semantics, but I feel it's an important distinction. It's not just the people who influence the arts If...
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    Aiki Goshin Ju Jutsu

    No idea what Aiki goshin-jujustu is, but it doesn't sound too promising... Usually names like that aren't a good sign. What makes you say Goshin jutsu is 'bullshido'? My understanding was it just referred to the self-defense section of certain JMAs, I haven't heard it described as a system of...
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    Katana Suggestion?

    Well that was blatant. Free advertising isn't allowed on this site, nor is spamming. I'd suggest talking to Bob Hubbard if you're interested in advertising here, otherwise you're likely to get banned. An for the record, I most certainly wouldn't recommend this... Sanke on the move.
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    hand conditioning side effects

    I think you may have missed the point... You know we're not actually talking about how to do knuckle pushups, right? Sanke on the move.
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    hand conditioning side effects

    Because you might be doing it wrong. :uhyeah: Not saying that you specifically are, but the reality is that these exercises (specifically hand conditioning) can do damage if done improperly, so it's always a good idea to talk to an instructor and get the proper method. And for the record, I...
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    hand conditioning side effects

    You seem to be talking about the extremes of 'conditioning'. I'm not talking about not wearing any protective gear and beating the daylights out of each other to become tough, or bashing planks of wood across someone's chest, I'm talking about striking a canvas bag filled with beans for 10-15...
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    hand conditioning side effects

    Actually, it still doesn't make sense. By my understanding, one can be dumbfounded by a question, but the question itself cannot be. Also I'd like to second Chris's questions about your background, because what you're saying doesn't seem to ad up for me. Have you had some negative experience...
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