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    Realistic Training !!

    I would appreciate seeing a "good" attack in a Bujinkan video clip as well.
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    SKH featured on cover of Black Belt Mag!

    I saw the article, and read about half of it. I was confused. Is ToShinDo a synonym for Ninjutsu? The article (the half that I read) was about Ninjutsu. Just to clarify, I am not affialiated with any of the Bujinkan or Hatsumi derived organizations. And what does the title "An-Shu" mean?
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    Ninjutsu Noobie Question: Tenshin Shden Katori Shint-ry

    Here is another link to video, posted by Brian on another thread: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4820697269172538898&q=Otake+Risuke
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    Ninjutsu Noobie Question: Tenshin Shden Katori Shint-ry

    Let me just get this out of the way up front: This is a "noobie" question. i.e. I don't study Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, nor do I live in Japan. I don't frequently travel to Japan, either. I did a quick search and didn't quite find the answers to the questions that I formulated. I am sure that...
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    How Rank is Handled in the Bujinkan.

    Hehe. Ben Cole is annoyed at me. LOL. Let me just say that after reading your very spirited post, it still stands that "30 something" tenth dans are widely considered anomalous. It has already been explained that Soke Hatsumi's ideas of rank do not correlate to kyu-dan ranks given in other...
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    How Rank is Handled in the Bujinkan.

    That's an excellent point. Regardless of why or how you earned your rank, the fact that you have it shows that you have "paid" your dues and the organization has recognized your efforts.
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    How Rank is Handled in the Bujinkan.

    The tone and content of Dale's posts represent the Bujinkan very positively. I think you are an asset to the organization. Ok ... back to the topic at hand.
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    How Rank is Handled in the Bujinkan.

    Preach on, brother! I totally agree with you.
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    How Rank is Handled in the Bujinkan.

    Even Japanese people are a little suspicious of 30 year old 15th dans. AFAIK, the kyu-dan grading system was created by a Japanese man named Dr. Jigoro Kano. There are definite minimum requirements for Kodokan dan ranking. It seems like Soke Hatsumi is the one deviating from the traditional...
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    How Rank is Handled in the Bujinkan.

    My hat is off to you. "Respect!" as some of the young people say ... LOL
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    How Rank is Handled in the Bujinkan.

    Are you saying it comes down to $$$?
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    How Rank is Handled in the Bujinkan.

    If bujinkan ranks do not uniformly imply a relative standing or position, why make the ranks known? If it really is just a personal barometer, do you even need to know "so-in-so's" rank? Wouldn't it make more sense to just say "this person is a Shidoshi/Shihan and this person is not" or "This...
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    How Rank is Handled in the Bujinkan.

    Thanks for the clarification. Your explanation seems reasonable (to me). I feel slightly relieved. :) Regarding ranks, how many judans and jugodans are there?
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    How Rank is Handled in the Bujinkan.

    I'm not proud to admit this, but I have pissed off several instructors in various martial arts in my younger years. The ones that decided to "teach me a lesson" would either have me step into a ring, step on the mat, etc. .... they would let me know it was "on". Never have I had a teacher get...
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    How Rank is Handled in the Bujinkan.

    Ha! At least give the STUDENT a chance to defend himself/herself .... An INSTRUCTOR having his/her student "punch in" with a telegraphed, choreagraphed attack in order to be intentionally "knocked to the floor" in order to be taught a lesson sounds cowardly and lame. I am sure you were...
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