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  1. Saitama Steve

    What is the name of kempo/kendo that uses the saya and kitana together

    I filmed that something like 6 years ago, maybe more. Damn, how time flies.
  2. Saitama Steve

    Female judo master makes 10th dan

    A little bit of budō triva: Fukuda sensei's grandfather was Fukuda Hachinosuke Fukuda was a bushi and Kanō Jigorō's (The founder of jūdō) original teacher in Tenjin Shinyō-ryū jūjutsu. Almost a historical full circle. :-)
  3. Saitama Steve

    - (KashimaShintoRyu Kenjutsu)

    Don't be too surprised at the two-handed kodachi usage. A few ryuha do that. Other well known ryuha that do so are Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage-ryu kenjutsu (A lot of their kodachijutsu involves utilizing both hands) and Araki-ryu.
  4. Saitama Steve

    real or not

    All excellent points. It's best to ask people who know.
  5. Saitama Steve

    Koryu Bujutsu

    I lived in Japan for a relatively short time, (A little over a decade) do koryū and have licences in several ryūha. I have experience in a number of ryūha that are comprehensive martial arts (sōgō bujutsu) as well as ryuha that specialize in only one discipline (i.e...
  6. Saitama Steve

    Senoi-ryu jujitsu

    Can't say that I have. Sorry.
  7. Saitama Steve

    Old to Wado new to Koryu Bujustu

    More like, what didn't he do? Trust me peeps, Gary is a completely different person.
  8. Saitama Steve

    Atemi Ryu

    Aye, very true Chris. Not surprising at all considering it's heritage and technical origins. And the notion of mixing Kōgen Ittō-ryū with Takenouchi-ryū...... Ridiculous!
  9. Saitama Steve

    Atemi Ryu

    I'd like to expand on this if I may. Kōgen Ittō-ryū is an offshoot of Nakanishi-ha Ittō-ryū kenjutsu. It's a very effective system of Japanese classical swordsmanship from Saitama Prefecture in the Kantō area of Japan. The founding family are still very much...
  10. Saitama Steve

    Sinanju

    Memorable quotes from Chiun, grandmaster of Sinanju (Snicker) "I called you a clumsy oaf. You drive like a monkey in heat." "Chinese! *Korean* is the most perfect creature ever to sanctify the earth with the imprint of its foot." "You move like a baboon... with two clubbed feet!"
  11. Saitama Steve

    What is this hold called?

    Yes, it is. Tate shiho-gatame (縦四方固め) is in the official listing of techniques in the Kodokan judo syllabus Classification of Waza Names from Kodokan.org Scroll down to the Katame Waza section. It's in the Osaekomi sub-section. Hope this helps.
  12. Saitama Steve

    The meaning of "ous"

    Osu! 押忍! ( Push and persevere!/Endure and push on!/Give it your best!*) is an otoko-poi (Manly) greeting used by budoka, sportsmen, law enforcement officers, fire-fighters etc. It is also a shortened version of certain greetings or requests. Ohayo Gozaimasu (Good Morning) or...
  13. Saitama Steve

    What is Phan Ku Ryu Jujitsu?

    There ya go! Precisely. If it gets to H2H, you know that somethings gone very wrong with the small unit tactics that your squad leader knows.
  14. Saitama Steve

    What is Phan Ku Ryu Jujitsu?

    Phan Ku very much for giving me money! What do you use as an infantryman on the battlefield? Rifle and Bayonet. GPMG or Mini-Me (What the U.S. forces call the S.A.W. .223 calibre.)
  15. Saitama Steve

    Original Samurai Arts?

    There are quite a few books out there on classical Japanese martial arts. All are rather informative and some are rather recent, while others are now rather old, but have accurate data. Donn F. Draeger's three volume set - Classical Bujutsu, Classical Budo & Modern Bujutsu & Budo. An...
  16. Saitama Steve

    Original Samurai Arts?

    Yes, that's pretty accurate. Ueshiba Morihei was also a member of Kukishin-ryu (The family line of the school is known as Kukishinden Tenshin Hyoho.) for almost five decades.
  17. Saitama Steve

    dangers of the choke?

    Very good point! You're absolutely right, there are a few instructors out there that don't know their resucitation drills for when someone is choked out. In one of the jujutsu ryuha I trained in while living in Japan, one par for the course was that you'd eventually be choked out in keiko...
  18. Saitama Steve

    An Issue of Validity ??

    It's neither a name nor a male designated name in Japanese culture at all. No Insult. Fact. Well what you do is basically misinform people who have no background in certain fields of study in budo. If your information was correct, which it is most certainly not, we wouldn't be having this...
  19. Saitama Steve

    An Issue of Validity ??

    No, it's just that Yoshinuri is not a name. Yoshiaki, Yoshinoru or Yoshinari are names in Japanese culture. Yoshinuri is not a name in Japanese culture. But all other references to Shinden Yoshin-ryu on the internet are authored by you. Example: Mind you all I asked was who else is...
  20. Saitama Steve

    dangers of the choke?

    No problems on this side Jade.
  21. Saitama Steve

    An Issue of Validity ??

    Read into what you wrote. As you said, "You said it, not me." There's so much attitude oozing off of that I have to wipe off my screen. Umm. You're talking about gendai that are connected to koryu via relation. When you mention Hontai Yoshin-ryu, you mention a koryu as you stated earlier...
  22. Saitama Steve

    An Issue of Validity ??

    So now you're insinuating that Mr.Smith has falsely quoted you? Again you assume that a lot of us are clueless. Some of us have lived in Japan for extended periods of time and have friends in some of the aforementioned ryuha. In fact, some of us might have actually done Akiyama related ryuha...
  23. Saitama Steve

    An Issue of Validity ??

    Actually, he didn't insinuate as you say. You read insinuations into what Mr.Smith wrote. Wait a second. You're mixing lineages yet again, when you know rather well that Yoshin-ryu & Shinto Yoshin-ryu are from the Akiyama Shirobei lines of Yoshin-ryu. Takagi-ryu (Hontai Takagi Yoshin-ryu...
  24. Saitama Steve

    An Issue of Validity ??

    Where are the insinuations in that so-called monstrosity? Point them out. All I saw was logical debate.
  25. Saitama Steve

    dangers of the choke?

    Use italics & brackets to define a term you are unsure that others may know. That way, it's better for everyone. Actually, no. Hojojutsu is actually a generic term, since each ryuha had it's own terminology for the particular discipline of binding prisoners with rope. A good number of Edo...
  26. Saitama Steve

    dangers of the choke?

    They were callled renkoho (連行法 ), not osae-waza. Osae-waza are used when you control someone, pinning them. Renkoho are used to arrest them. No, hojojutsu/torinawa (捕縄術) are for tying up prisoners/criminals using rope or the sageo of the katana...
  27. Saitama Steve

    Original Samurai Arts?

    That is correct.
  28. Saitama Steve

    dangers of the choke?

    Your "itteki jime" as you describe it sounds more like an atemi to a kyusho, rather than a proper shime-waza.
  29. Saitama Steve

    Original Samurai Arts?

    Aikido & possibly Hapkido. Ueshiba Morihei studied Daito-ryu under Takeda Sokaku for a number of years and recieved some licences in the system, before founding Aikido based on his studies in Daito-ryu & his religious ideals from Omoto-Kyo. Kodokan Judo was founded by Kano Jigoro. He studied...
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