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  1. Jay Bell

    My religion is satanism

    I'm sorry, that's incorrect. rutherford and DavidCC were on the money. What is referred to as "Wicca" today was a creation in the 50's. The 1950's, based on the writings of Gerald Gardner. Back in college, wiccan pals of mine used to spread the same fluff...that it was the oldest religion...
  2. Jay Bell

    Antyville horror?!

    I get tired of the "Based on a true story" bit... Good resource for what really happened.
  3. Jay Bell

    2005 Theme, Gyokko ryu, Bojutsu and sword

    I can see Aric's angle on the statement, at least I believe so. Gyokko ryu can be viewed as a physical representation of esoteric buddhism (or was originally). Ten ryaku uchu gassho in buddhism is about polishing the heart....a promise to the heavens, for example...not so much a "martial"...
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    what do u believe is the best dicipline and why?

    Time outs work pretty well. If things still continue to go wrong, removal of things that my daughter enjoys. Oh...s'not what you meant..
  5. Jay Bell

    Bujinkan and Genbukan

    *sigh* Regardless, your "source" (which you have continued to not name in your excited tirade) is wrong.
  6. Jay Bell

    Quake, Tsunami Kills More Than 22,000 In Asia

    "I got beach front property in Arizona...." ;)
  7. Jay Bell

    Teen Sues Over Confederate Flag Prom Dress

    I'm with Jeff. Why is it that people automatically equate the Union Jack with slavery and racism? There was a hell of a lot more to it then that.. Yet another liberal double standard. Neat.
  8. Jay Bell

    Have you ever used your training?

    A couple of months ago a large group of friends and I were at Karaoke (ugh). Evidently, said night was....we'll call him "Mike" (because that's his name)....Mike's birthday (no..not Pratt). Mike, very late in the night came in and was staggering drunk on entrance. He approached two of the...
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  10. Jay Bell

    Thats it, Im done with martial art

    Anyone else get the 'poor me' tone from the original post? :rolleyes: Please, kid. Please.
  11. Jay Bell

    Bujinkan/TSD: Compare/Contrast

    Kaith, Just make sure Jeff leaves his monpa at home..
  12. Jay Bell

    Dear Mr Roley

  13. Jay Bell

    Your ranking system

    The bit that bothers me here is the fact that the "group" is going off of ego-ist instinct. While those who know (Don in Japan) and trying to be up front and dispell such nonsense. The amount of teachers that teach off of notes...with no background as to said notes, save for two weeks a...
  14. Jay Bell

    Questions on Stephen Hayes

    No. Hatsumi sensei has no children.
  15. Jay Bell

    Your ranking system

    I think we're crossing wires here. For clarity -- there are waza from Takagi Yoshin ryu as well as Shinden Fudo ryu that are done from a seated position. That is not the information I was referring to as not being done within Bujinkan training.
  16. Jay Bell

    Had to put down my dog...

    upnorthkyosa, I'm sorry, man. I feel your loss. I had a dachshund, April, for 16 years before we had to put her down. She was almost completely blind by the time and was having organ failure. That kills :(
  17. Jay Bell

    WHats this?

    The Hichi Buko Goshinjutsu is part of the Amatsu Tatara...ancient scrolls that had some fundemental basis in the creation of most of the schools in the Bujinkan. It's an aspect of naturopathic type health related work.
  18. Jay Bell

    Japaneese taboos...

    I'm confused....who were you offending?
  19. Jay Bell

    Your ranking system

    Nono, you didn't make it sound bad at all. I just didn't want you to show up day 1 and be told that you had the wrong belt on ;)
  20. Jay Bell

    Your ranking system

    Jason, Have you talked to the instructor? Most have students where white until they receive their green belt.
  21. Jay Bell

    Questions on Stephen Hayes

    Shogun? 15 years in Japan??
  22. Jay Bell

    Coach Sonnon tapes and Systema?

    Egad man! Tarnish the thought!
  23. Jay Bell

    Your ranking system

    If by 'ne-waza', you mean rolling around like BJJ does, no. There are fundemental techniques that are not taught (openly?) in the Bujinkan.
  24. Jay Bell

    Your ranking system

    No it doesn't. There are more techniques.
  25. Jay Bell

    Mystic Guidebook

    I think the baseline here is Systema, today, is geared towards unlocking human potential, not solely unlocking Russian human potential. Best cheeseburger I ever had was made from Japanese beef. Go figure.
  26. Jay Bell

    Your ranking system

    Chris, When you say that your notes are almost complete...are you saying that about the full ryu, or what has been shared in Bujinkan training? Example...the Takagi Yoshin ryu has kihon and basic fundemental aspects that I have never seen shared within Bujinkan. Koto ryu, the levels of...
  27. Jay Bell

    Drinking Jokes!

    Jock was traveling by train seated next to a stern-faced clergyman. As Jock pulled out a bottle of whisky from his pocket the clergyman glared and said reprovingly, "Look here, I am sixty-five and I have never tasted whisky in my life!" "Dinna worry, Minister," smiled Jock, pouring himself a...
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    Drinking Jokes!

    Jock and a Englishman were flying from Edinburgh when the stewardess approached. "May I get you something?" she asked. "Aye, a whusky" Jock replied. She poured him a drink then asked the Englishman if he'd like one. "Never!" he said sternly. "I'd rather be raped and ravished by whores all the...
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    Systema and other arts

    If it's the ones I'm thinking of, I think of them as little as possible.