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  1. Yamabushii

    Something wrong in the Genbukan?

    Absolutely agree to this. Well said.
  2. Yamabushii

    Wing Chun in Northern Virginia?

    Any Wing Chun instructors or even senior/experienced students in the area? I'm interested in learning concepts.
  3. Yamabushii

    Who is using contracts?

    That's really surprising. If you don't mind me asking, are you growing, shrinking, or generally staying around the same size in terms of number of students? Also, how much time per month would you estimate you have to chase around students for their payments?
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    Who is using contracts?

    Interesting question. I am curious about a couple things. For the schools who aren't using contracts: 1) How many students does your school currently have? 2) What country is your school located in?
  5. Yamabushii

    Something wrong in the Genbukan?

    I'm surprised this thread never received any replies. My first Genbukan taikai wasn't until 2015 or 2016 so unfortunately I can't comment on how they were 10 years ago. What I can comment on is that since my teacher and a bunch of us under him left the Genbukan a couple years back, we ended up...
  6. Yamabushii

    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Thank you
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    No, apologies. Still learning how to quote properly in this forum. That message was intended for @Chris Parker
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Wait...so you have never had to physically use your Ninpo training to defend yourself or someone else? Bluntly, you're too arrogant for your own good. I have spent about 15-17 years in martial arts as a whole at this point. Your three decades in Ninpo means very little when you have admitted...
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    It depends on your perspective. I am not going to say mine is the only correct one, but I certainly am not a hardcore traditionalist. I do appreciate the traditional aspects of the art very much so, but for me, practicing the art isn't for the sake of preservation, it's for practicality. But...
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Great stuff. Nowadays I know it's different for soldiers as martial arts are optional or if you're in the special forces (outside of basics). I work almost entirely with current or prior military in my classes. I know it's also a great escape for a lot of folks after retiring or a deployment or...
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Cute. Subtle, but nice try I suppose. Great way to start off your response post. I wasn't referring solely to physical techniques. For example, the Genbukan holds a large say over how you advertise your dojo, what you can say, how you can or can't recruit, who you're allowed or not allowed to...
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    I agree completely. Techniques that broke bones a thousand years ago will still break bones today. My issue is particularly with the lack of emphasis on realistic attackers/training methods from some of the more traditional large orgs today. Every now and then if you go to a taikai you may learn...
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    Modernization of Ninjutsu

    Hi All, A bit of background to set some context from my position first. I haven't posted here in a very long time. I used to post on martial arts forums quite often when I first began my training in Ninpo in 2012. At that time, as a complete novice to the art (not in martial arts as a whole), I...
  14. Yamabushii

    Aiki Jiu Jitsu

    Which jujutsu ryu-ha would you say is superior to Daito Ryu? I don't mean to say Daito Ryu is superior to jujutsu as a whole, but as far as ryu-ha go, I don't see any standing above it. Personally, I feel it is the most intricate and effective (once mastered) form of jujutsu.
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    Martial arts shouldn't take years to learn.

    Tarry, if you don't mind, I'm going to make a recommendation. I feel you're too young to be posting here about Ninpo. I'm not speaking about your age but your experience with the art. I'm not in the Bujinkan, but still close enough. It's great you trust and respect your sensei so much, but allow...
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    Martial arts shouldn't take years to learn.

    And thank you for sharing your's. I think I read in some other post briefly where you shared your experience. I commend you for your experience and insight.
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    Aiki Jiu Jitsu

    Recently learned Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu. Many consider Aikijujutsu to be superior to Jujutsu.
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    Martial arts shouldn't take years to learn.

    For the record, I just want to state that I am not implying Ninpo-ka are like Captain Planet. I went back and read some earlier posts. You cannot summon energy like some mystical haduken. It's something you can feel and use to change your understanding of people and situations, or even help you...
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    Martial arts shouldn't take years to learn.

    By "standard curriculum", are you referring to our base curriculum for non-black belt ranks? By Genbukan standards, that would be the base curriculum. Once you achieve shodan/black belt in Ninpo, it's similar to graduating high school. You're then off to university and you select a major. In the...
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    Martial arts shouldn't take years to learn.

    Hi, Thank you for the tag. Unfortunately I'm not very familiar with Stephen Hayes' teachings about the godai. However, in the base Genbukan curriculum for the kyu levels, the only mentions of anything related to the elements are in the introductory rank, and even those are just a part of the...
  21. Yamabushii

    Ninpo Demo

    Hi, I took down the videos from my old Youtube page and started putting them on my new one. I forgot which one I shared so I am sharing both (short and long versions):
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    Ninjutsu contradictions

    I did say "and maybe that's what your comment above was alluding to", did I not? Rare, yes. Non-existent, no. I'm also not referring to a jet black, and I'm also not referring to out in the open. When it's a cloudy night with no moon light and you're in an area with thick trees making it even...
  23. Yamabushii

    Introducing myself to the community

    Thank you
  24. Yamabushii

    Introducing myself to the community

    Thanks. Yes I'm already seeing that. The trolls like to come out into the open when Ninpo is being discussed apparently.
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    Home Study Ninjitsu Courses.

    Hah. After seeing your post, I went and checked how old the original post was. Wonder how his training has fared since then...hopefully not an online grandmaster now... (jokes).
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    Home Study Ninjitsu Courses.

    I would stay away from "home study" courses unless it's from your direct teacher and meant to complement your training with him/her.
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    Ninjutsu contradictions

    Hi. Just chiming in on this thread here and saw your post. I wanted to add my thoughts on two things you mentioned. I don't like the term "uniform" or phrase "ninja uniform" when it comes to the ninja, and maybe that's what your comment above was alluding to, but wearing all black did serve...
  28. Yamabushii

    Ninpo Demo

    Thank you, sir.
  29. Yamabushii

    Ninpo Demo

    Hey, guys. Not sure if this counts but this is a demo my school performed a couple months ago. We had help from two of our sister groups as well. I'm the guy in the center of the stage toward the start of the video.
  30. Yamabushii

    Introducing myself to the community

    Seems like a personal problem. I have no idea what you're talking about.
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