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    Had first ever bujinkan class- initial thoughts

    It was not a dojo. It was a training group, or rather is, but I chose not to return. I thought as I was getting older I was ready to explore some less harsh arts but I am just not ready for the world of bujinkan. The more I researched and watched video the more suspicious I became of it all...
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    Had first ever bujinkan class- initial thoughts

    So despite your negativity I will answer your question. I believe he called it DOFU or something to that affect. As for pressure testing a technique, yes since my primary background is in two arts that DO THAT constantly I feel adequate to pressure test the technique we worked on since it...
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    Had first ever bujinkan class- initial thoughts

    Well, regarding muscle strength I beg to disagree. Timing, distance, angle etc. all have their place in technique; but physical attributes do as well. If we take a basic kick/push kick etc. the movement forward and the resulting impact will be increased with an increased speed of...
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    Had first ever bujinkan class- initial thoughts

    So the group is inactive for a spell but, I have been watching some vids and doing some training on some of the concepts we worked on at my first class. The group will start back up once the instructor gets back in town from some training. My observations thus far are that the technique we...
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    Had first ever bujinkan class- initial thoughts

    So my MA background has been primarily judo, bjj, and isshinryu. Saw a buj training group and went to a class. Definitely different from what I am used to. I see potential in the training and am actually attracted by some of the more esoteric aspects. That being said, I think that along the way...
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    Pamacan

    Gives new meaning to "groundfighting".!
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    Birankai

    Who can tell me about the Aikido of TK Chiba, thinking of joining a club
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    RYU Te

    Your point is valid as to not being Japanese in origin, as I understand Okinawans consider themselves distinctly different, however not sure I can buy the not predating 1860. If the history of Oyata is as he says, he is a direct lineage of a family art that goes back much further than 1860. How...
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    RYU Te

    http://www.kushu.com/ i may be moving to a town where one of oyata's top students teaches
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    RYU Te

    Curious about the claims of Oyata and his art's history. "Uhugushiku was known as a kakurei bushi (hidden warrior) and taught neither outside of family lines nor those without a direct connection to the warrior class of Okinawa. Uhugushiku introduced Oyata to Wakinaguri, an elderly gentleman...
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    Koryu Bujutsu

    I did find this on the VA website= "Seiko Bujutsu:. What does this mean in terms of what we are studying. There are many questions students often ask around techniques and application. This is a very tactical viewpoint and understandable given they are wanting to obtain and grow knowledge in...
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    Koryu Bujutsu

    this appears to be the same outfit xcept there is a group that meets in michigan, the stephen person is also listed as organizer of the michigan group and apparently came to michigan for a "dojo visit"
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    Koryu Bujutsu

    Found this group on Meetup. They are in Lincoln Park MI and appear to be organized under a Stephen who is from Ashbun VA. Any insights into this group?
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    koryu uchinadi

    as an okinawan arts practicioner I am fascinated by this exploratin of ancient okinawan warrior arts. How would koryu uchinadi fit in with Japanese koryu arts?
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