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    Style differences between Daito Ryu and Yoshinkan

    Trying to understand the differences in style and curriculum between Daito ryu Aikijujutsu and Yoshinkan Aikido. What is evident in one that is missing in the other? Thanks
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    Deutscher Jujutsu Verband

    Has anyone ever heard/experimented/knows someone who dabbled in German jujutsu? According to the internet, it's a rather eclectic approach to hand to hand combat. While primarily focused on Jujutsu/Aikido/Judo techniques, it also incorporates moves from FMA, BJJ and CMA. Taught to German...
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    Dong Jin Kim - Legit Hapkido guy?

    I was wondering if anybody here knows about Dai Nippon Butoku Kai, AKA JTR Jujutsu, taught by Dong Jin Kim in Washington D.C. As far as I can tell, he's as legit as they come in both Hapkido and Jujutau (his wiki page states that he trains special forces and the like), but I wanted a second...
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    JTR Jujutsu

    I was wondering if anybody here knows about Dai Nippon Butoku Kai, AKA JTR Jujutsu, taught by Dong Jin Kim in Washington D.C. As far as I can tell, he's as legit as they come (his wiki page states that he trains special forces and the like), but I wanted a second opinion. His website...
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    Wudang

    Yeah fair enough. There are countless styles taught in Shaolin. So I'll ask like this: What does Wudang emphasize in martial arts? What is distinct about that style?
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    Wudang

    Just curious about the functional differences between Wudang and Shaolin styles of CMA. What does one style emphasize more than the other?
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    Shoshin ryu jujutsu?

    Well, in wikipedia it says: Shoshin Ryu Yudanshakai was founded by Michael Chubb to provide an educational, athletic, and recreational outlet to aid the physical, moral, and social development of adults and children within the framework of the sport and martial art of Danzan Ryu Jujitsu. You...
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    Shoshin ryu jujutsu?

    What members are those?
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    Shoshin ryu jujutsu?

    So I came across this Uchi Deshi program in the states that teaches Eishin ryu and Shoshin ryu. I understand that Shoshinryu is some sort of an American twist on Danzanryu. Can anyone expand on that? Is it another standard unarmed style of modern jujutsu?
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    Looking for a bow

    OK. What do you think about this one? Gillo Barebow Recurve Riser 25 Aluminum riser
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    Looking for a bow

    But a recurve it a bit "punchier" than standard bows, aren't they? Something about the curve delivering a bit more power on the pull...
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    Looking for a bow

    Anybody can shoot a stationary target with some practice. I want to be better than that. I want to be able to hit moving targets on the fly with very little time. I'm sure that will take years of constant practice. I'm cool with that. Because shooting quickly and in succession is important, I...
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    Looking for a bow

    OK, so what are the main advantages and disadvantages of picking recurve over compound? What do I gain and do I trade away?
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    Looking for a bow

    How about a bow for someone who wants to be able to shoot several arrows in succession quite quickly? Are some types of bows more appropriate for that than others? I know it's ultimately up to the person, but a bow where you normally would set up a shot quicker because of some feature in it...
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    Looking for a bow

    I'm looking for a bow that is not entirely for beginners, but not really advanced either. It needs to suit someone who is about 5'6", somewhat muscular, in good physical shape, who doesn't mind a learning curve for a non-beginner's bow, but not something unreasonably hard. It would be nice if...
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    Philip Chenique of Atemi Ryu Jujitsu

    Does anyone know who that is? Heard of him? Studied with him? Know if he's legit? Does anyone know the school? He apparently teaches FMA as well. He's the head instructor of Atemi Ryu Jujitsu and this is the page: http://www.atemi-ryu.com/instructors
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    Philip Chenique of Atemi Ryu Jujitsu

    Does anyone know who that is? Heard of him? Studied with him? Know if he's legit? Does anyone know the school? He's the head instructor of Atemi Ryu Jujitsu and this is the page: Atemi Ju-Jitsu :: Atemi-Ryu Ju-Jitsu :: Instructors
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    Tenjin Shinyo Ryu schools left in the west?

    I've been curious about this, since it's the style both Ueshiba and Kano came from, but I'm struggling to find authentic schools that still teach this Koryu. Are there only schools left in Japan at this point?
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    Akayama ryu Jujutsu

    This is an option that recently came up for me. They operate out of Alabama. Does anyone know them? Know anyone who has trained there? Akayama-Ryu Jujutsu News
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    2 options

    Maybe it's me, but statements such as "it really seems as if you're attracted to an impractical fantasy" and "Thinking that you need to do that for a meaningful experience is a fantasy born out of movies" are assumptions. You assume that's what I'm thinking. As to my reasons - I have a few...
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    You're assuming I have no practical reason for doing this, and you're basing that on the fact that I haven't told you any practical reason. According to that logic, if someone wants to do something, he will automatically share his motivation for it with other people, and should he not do that...
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    2 options

    Yeah, probably. I'm guessing he's not the only one, though. How much is a year of study in your school? I'm guessing you don't have an uchi deshi program, so what's the closest thing you have to it?
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    Well, here's what his website says about it: Modern Kempo Jujitsu (MKJ) was born on the fierce battlefields of 16th century Japan. In its traditional form, Kempo Jujitsu included all aspects of the Samurai warriors empty-handed arsenal. Kempo (the law of the fist) andJujitsu (the gentle...
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    I intend to work out as much as I can before going, and I'll be as ready as I could possibly be by that point. It will be much no matter what I do, so I'll just have to suck it up. Keep my focus on the goal. Some generic modulation of Jujutsu when I was younger. Nothing to write home about. I...
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    That's not an issue. I can afford both without working. That being said, I'm not a millionaire, and of course I want more bang for the buck. Plus, if I do manage to become an instructor after a year or more of hard training, then I can start making money. Money is not my main concern, but it is...
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    It's not about being in a hurry. I just want some feedback because maybe I'm missing something that someone else might not.
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    2 options

    I'm struggling between which martial arts program to choose. It's down to 2 options and each has its pros and cons. Obviously it comes down to personal preference, but if you can shed any light I might have missed, it would be nice: 1) Seibukan Jujutsu Uchi Deshi program: Operating out of...
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    Can anyone here read and write Japanese fluently?

    All I did to find the stories I did was by googling keywords. "Aikido" and "Robber". "Aikido" and "fends off", "Aikido" and "manages to". These kind of keyword combos that you would expect to see in a news story about people defending themselves. It takes about 5-10 minutes, tops, to see if...
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    Goshin Kempo Jujutsu

    While the term sounds quite generic, I do understand that many schools teach it, including Kevin Secours. What I was wondering is whether the GKJ curriculum involves elements of Aikibudo, i.e the blending and momentum utilization in combat, or is it a more direct, force vs force, highly...
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    Difference between Russian Systema and Secours Systema

    I've heard that a few years ago, Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev have announced that the method taught by Instructor Kevin Secours, is not their Systema, and he put a different spin on it, enough to differentiate it from the traditional Systema taught by the original Russian teachers. Is...
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