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    To defend myself, do I need to carry a weapon?

    Within our organization we recently went through a workshop on improvised weapons using everyday items. I can't (with our local laws), justify carrying a 5" wood dowel around with me any more than I could a knife; certainly not a gun. With that in mind, we looked at things like water bottles...
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    Start up costs in Kyudo

    Thanks for that, I've been in touch with the guy organizing it all down here and they are looking to launch in Feb 2013. Purely expressions of interest at this stage so I've put my name down. Will wait till it all starts up and take it from there :)
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    Master Al Case' Matrix Martial Arts

    Al, I've got a damn text message conversation with one of my best friends on my phone that is up to over 1600 messages back and forth just by itself. Impressive number but doesn't mean there is much substance there! We just put everything in text as opposed to calling each other. I'm not...
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    Master Al Case' Matrix Martial Arts

    Fantasy sells? I had a strange thought the other day that when it comes to MA, fantasy = sex. Everywhere else, sex sells. With being a totally cool, uber awesome warrior assassin, you can't beat fantasy!
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    Master Al Case' Matrix Martial Arts

    Hey Edward, Yeah when it came time to pick a username for the forum, I got extremely creative - Supra is my first name and Vijai is my surname :P Calling me Supra will be fine, I really don't expect anyone to use the title "Mr." as I find it quite formal and I am neither at that age nor rank...
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    Master Al Case' Matrix Martial Arts

    Ahh my mistake, I've clearly misinterpreted things somewhere along the line. Thanks for the clarification!
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    Master Al Case' Matrix Martial Arts

    As in, not limited to being a Koryu approach or the take on the mentality?
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    Master Al Case' Matrix Martial Arts

    (Very) slightly more seriously however, I thought this was more of a "Koryu" approach than anything. That said, the important thing to remember is that what is done in Japan is for the Japanese. They have the cultural background, the social hierarchy and the attitudes necessary to make this...
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    Master Al Case' Matrix Martial Arts

    Not quite sure I count as a contribution just yet :P
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    Master Al Case' Matrix Martial Arts

    Thanks for taking the time to post a detailed reply. Interesting that something like Aikido would follow that approach of teaching. Were you learning in Japan? If not, I might say that particular school may not have been for you or their approach might not have been tailored for the audience...
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    Master Al Case' Matrix Martial Arts

    Hey Edward, Welcome to MT. IF you do decide to stick around, I'm sure there's lots of information you can gather and discussions to be had :) That said, quick questions: You say you are no martial [arts] vet, nor do you hold any degree in Classical Martial Arts. I'm taking the latter part to...
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    Start up costs in Kyudo

    Thanks for that, I have sent an email off to the group asking if they are active, where and when they meet and if I am able to visit a class. Hopefully I'll be able to clear it all up with them there if it goes ahead. With regards to the custom sizing, yeah I gathered that would be the case so...
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    Last post Archery

    Hey Sanke, remind me to catch up with you over the weekend or in class at least. I think I may have found a study group for Kyudo right here and was gonna ask if you wanted to check it out with me!
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    Start up costs in Kyudo

    Hi, I've just come across a place that may potentially be teaching Kyudo in Melbourne, Australia which is great because I didn't think we had it here! Their format as far as I can gather seems to be one of a study group under an experienced practitioner rather than a Koryu school but it's a...
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    Rookie In Modesto

    Hmmm... I get the excitement a kid gets from watching The Karate Kid or TMNT - hell, I trained my wax on, wax off for months and ran out to join the nearest Karate school back in the day - but the important thing is to realize that it's all fantasy. If you want to fight like Bruce Wayne does in...
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