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    Don Angier seminar at Boston Samurai Arts 6/20 & 6/21

    I appreciate the interest. I hope you will be able to attend a seminar at our dojo later in the future then. To add on to my previous post: Also, absolutely no video cameras, or video phones are allowed. Still photos are allowed but no flash pictures allowed during weapons techniques...
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    Don Angier seminar at Boston Samurai Arts 6/20 & 6/21

    Dear Friends, I am pleased to announce that we will have Don Angier soke of Yanagi Ryu Aiki Bugei here at Boston Samurai Arts on June 20th & 21th (Saturday & Sunday). Don Angier is renowned for his skill and abilities in Aikijujutsu and Kenjutsu that come from Yanagi Ryu Aiki Bugei. The...
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    Intrested in bokken arts/kendo

    The old classical arts of Japanese swordsmanship are so deep and sophisticated that it has to be learned under a certified or qualified sensei. Even training under a sensei's supervision and guidance, it is still difficult to aquire and grasp the subtleties involved. It's already difficult...
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    Is there a Kenjutsu dojo in Chico CA?

    If you really want the formal instruction, you will find a way to get it. Some travel great distances to train a JSA. Few people are lucky to be living in the area where there is legitimate JSA training. Good luck.
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    Noto - a queastion on details

    Howard, During our noto, the mune is just riding over the koiguchi. The blade is edge up the whole time. Because we aren't feeling the blade with our fingers or skin, one develops a sensitivity to the blade's relation to the saya during the sliding of the mune on the koiguchi til the tip...
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    Noto - a queastion on details

    This is how we noto. My sensei noto several times here. Also note that for our ryu, Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho, we avoid finger and skin contact with the blade during noto. It takes quite a bit of practice to get this down. Despite it looks simple, there is alot of subtlety involved. This...
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    Nami Ryu seminar in Pennsylvania Oct. 2007

    Nami Ryu seminar in Fort Washington, PA on Oct. 27th & 28th, 2007 (Sat. & Sun.) The training will cover Kenjutsu and Aikijujutsu. If you have no experience but are interested Japanese swordsmanship this is also the best way to get started...
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    Samurai Martial Arts Seminar

    Samurai Martial Arts Seminar Jujutsu and Aiki Jujutsu With James Williams Sensei Learn Principles and Techniques of the Samurai warriors of Ancient Japan that will add to and enhance your martial art and your life. The Samurai derived their Strategy and Principles from the study of the...
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    Bumblebee, Once a week at Dojo Of The Four Winds with James Williams Sensei will still be good. Although attending all classes would be better, but if once a week is all you got then just go that day. As for his Saturday 7-10am classes, that seem to be a great day to go since he's going...
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    Boston Samurai Arts relocated

    Hi Sean. How have you been? Are you living on the east coast yet? If you're living in or close to Boston?
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    JSA Dojo Finder Kenjutsu, Iaijutsu and Aikijujutsu training in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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    Kenjutsu, Iaijutsu, Aikijujutsu classes Boston Samurai Arts

    Moderator, Please delete this thread. Posted this as a double in error. Thank you. Regards, Walter
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    Boston Samurai Arts relocated

    Just to update everyone that the Boston Samurai Arts dojo have relocated to: Crossfit Boston 123 Terrace St. Unit #B Boston, MA 02120 Class schedule remains the same: Fridays 6:00pm - 8:30pm Sundays 1:30pm - 4:30pm Kenjutsu (sword arts) Iaijutsu (draw cutting arts) Aikijujutsu (empty hand...
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    Another great demonstration of koryu sword arts

    Toby Threadgill Sensei of Shindo Yoshin Ryu
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    Can't find any kenjutsu schools..

    Thanks Paul. I'm aware he is from Canada from reading his post. Not all seminars are convienantly located in one's area. But some find it worth while to make long journeys for the knowledge and training. We had a couple gentlemen who travelled from Canada to Nami Ryu seminars in...
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    Can't find any kenjutsu schools..

    Come to this seminar: Regards, Walter
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    Boston Samurai Arts website

    We have a website up for our school now. Regards, Walter
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    What is your preference in length of a Katana's Tsuka (handle)?

    In my style Nami Ryu, long tsuka is used for tactical advantage. My tsuka length is 14 inches. I do use a 13 inch tsuka but won't use any tsuka shorter than that. I can manage a 15 inch tsuka but it is pushing the limits for me. Please note I am only 5'7". My choice for tsuka length are...
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    Boston Samurai Arts relocated Nami Ryu classes

    Please note that there are no classes on: Feb. 11th Sun. (A church function is being held that day) Feb. 23rd Fri. & 25th Sun. (I will be away at the hombu dojo in Encinitas, CA. to see James Williams Sensei) There will be classes on the other the Fridays and Sundays for the rest of...
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    Wearing of a wakazashi/katana

    A tasuki as I understand it is any cord that can tie up kimono sleeves and is not specificly a type of a material. If sageo is convienant, then a sageo is used. Some people use rope or nylon cord or even a long enough shoe lace for tasuki. I believe Toby Threadgill Sensei of Takamura ha Shindo...
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    Boston Samurai Arts relocated Nami Ryu classes

    Boston Samurai Arts have relocated to: The Eliot Church of Newton 474 Centre St. Newton, MA 02458 Nami Ryu class schedule is: Fridays 6:00pm - 8:30pm Sundays 1:30pm - 4:30pm Boston Samurai Arts is a study group deeply involved in the practice and study of Nami Ryu Aiki Heiho...
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    Wearing of a wakazashi/katana

    You'll need a kimono or kendo jacket, obi and a hakama first. Come to the next Nami Ryu seminar on January 6-7 (Sat & Sun). I'll show you how to wear the two swords. This is what we train:
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    Newbs with swords...

    If you can't find a dojo or instructor for the style you want near you, there are seminars held across the U.S. and other parts of the world. Look for a seminar, pool together money for the seminar, vehicle transportation, and hotel. It costs money but it's worth it. You can check here every...
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    New Nami Ryu videos online

    With the growing interest and curiousity about Nami Ryu, here are some new videos to give a little more insight into our ryu-ha. Regards, Walter
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    Nami Ryu demo video

    Cutting the mats gets smudge and gunk on the blade. So before returning the blade into it's saya or scabbard, the blade is wiped each time before noto or sheathing. Wiping that way with a towel doesn't necessarily get all of it off the blade, but it gets some off because we want to put as...
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    Classical Kenjutsu in Boston, MA/Boston Nami Ryu study group

    Thank you Brian for the congrads. It is much appreciated.
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    Nami Ryu demo video

    This was on June 10, 2006. A Nami Ryu demonstration of tameshigiri with a little glimpse into old classical Kenjutsu and Iaijutsu of our system of ancient Samurai combative arts. Enjoy.
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    Nami Ryu seminar in Encinitas, CA-Oct. 14-15, 2006

    The Dojo of the Four Winds in Encinitas California is holding a seminar on Nami ryu with James Williams Sensei on October 14th and 15th. The main topics covered will be Kenjutsu and Aiki jujutsu. Kenjutsu is the Omote or outward manifestation of the Samurai bugei. Aiki jujutsu is the Ura or...
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    Tameshigiri & Kenjutsu seminar in PA-Oct. 28-29, 2006

    The River of Life Martial Arts Center is hosting a two day Seminar with James Williams Sensei, Kaicho of Nami ryu, October 28th and 29th , 2006. The focus of this seminar will be Kenjutsu and Tameshigiri on Saturday. The relationship and function between Kenjutsu and Aiki jujutsu will be taught...
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    Nami Ryu seminar in the Midwest-Sept. 2-3, 2006

    5th Annual Midwest Musha Shugyo; (Warrior's Pilgrimage) Date: September 2-3, 2006 Seminar Instructor: James Williams sensei, Kaicho of Nami ryu. Topics: Nami Ryu Aikijujutsu, Kenjutsu, and Iaijutsu Registration Deposit:$75 Price (includes deposit):$200 if registered by August 10th $250...