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    Shinobi no mono Magazine

    Let me make one more point. Jade, I appreciate your comments. They are thought out and valid points of contention. And while I disagree, I can appreciate why you say what you say. I was more concerned with other things people say about Jacobon. Things which are frequently mentioned on...
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    Shinobi no mono Magazine

    Where, might I ask, did you pull this authoritative ruling from? I'm familiar with the term Jutsu. And nin, according to the internet here, means secret/stealth/etc. Accordingly the art of sneakiness. Ah, yes. I clearly see now. Sneakiness clearly implies ancient japanese secrets. Not modern...
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    Shinobi no mono Magazine

    This is true. I've bought a magazine from her before. Most of the articles in it were actually about history and things like that. Not so much in terms of techniques. Might be different nowadays. I do not study ninjutsu in any form, neither new nor old. That being said, not everyone wants...
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    Shinobi no mono Magazine

    Yes that's her magazine.
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    Strange symbol on cars

    No, that's not it. And I know what the hatchet man is, if I'm ever surrounded on all sides by icp fans I'll be sure to commit Seppuku. Next time I see it on a car I'll try and snap a picture with my phone and upload it.
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    Strange symbol on cars

    Wish I had a pic to show you. Then again if I could find it online I'd probably know what it was. Oh blast, if only I could draw.
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    Strange symbol on cars

    I have no idea where else in the world to ask this question, but its really bugging me. For the last year or so I've seen this little decal thing on the back of cars. At one point out of the three cars surrounding me on the highway, all of them had the same symbol. It looks like some type...
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    Can we train EVERY defensive scenario?

    Am I the only one who thought of monty python training against banana attacks when reading the heading of this thread?
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    Miyama Ryu

    Anyone ever studied this style of jujitsu? Don't know much about it other than it was a modern style that came out of the bronx aimed at more modern self-defense than the traditional styles available at the time. Anyone ever worked out at a school that teaches it? Any input?
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    Best of the Worst

    I actually feel ripped off because I didn't get my "black dragon society" membership card. But then again if there's one thing worse than not being a member of the black dragon society...its actually being a member. The cover of that book looks really familiar. I think I may have owened...
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    Best of the Worst

    I notice that the majority of posts here are about great martial arts books that can be helpful to one's study. But what about the other end of the spectrum? What do you think are the worst martial arts books ever put out there? I'll offer one of my selections as "Mugei Mimei no Jitsu" by...
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    KI or CHI recommendation?

    I actually purchased his Qigong health and Martial arts book years ago. I remember having a very hard time with it. Maybe I was just too young then to understand. If I still knew where that book was, I'd dig it out and try it again and see what I can do. One of the schools I was at touched...
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    KI or CHI recommendation?

    Well, both. And when I say that, I mean that: 1) Even if its all nonsense, the meditative and kinesiological benefits will have a positive impact on my mental and physical self (respectively), thereby allowing me a better bill of health, as well as the mental acuity and reasonability that...
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    KI or CHI recommendation?

    Hello, I was curious if anyone who practices Kiaijitsu, or a pressure point art, could suggest a good book or video to help me start working on my chi.
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    Hip problems

    Hello, I'm a little curious. Anyone here who has done any significant length of training that has hip problems? I ask, because of the 3 people I know who have had hip replacement, all 3 were TKD practioners. And 2 of them had both hips replaced. My old judo coach said he knew several...
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    3-day Combatives/Defensive Tactics Seminar in Illinois 5/23-5/25

    Hello, My organization, the Inernational Combatives Self-Defense Association is holding a 3-day event this may in Tinley Park. From May 23rd to May 25th. It is primarily aimed at people interested in combatives and defensive tactics. The topics included are:  Ground Survival ...
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    World Taekwondo Countil / US National TDK Fed

    Argh, I wish I knew how to edit this and spell council correctly in the threat title. :(
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    World Taekwondo Countil / US National TDK Fed

    Hello, I'm not sure if this is quite the right place to post this, but I figure the taekwondo forum would probably be the best, since that's what its regarding. I know almost nothing about korean martial arts, and even less about the bodies that govern them. Can anyone tell me anything...
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    looking for Ninjutsu/Bujinkan Sensei Central, Il.

    I'm probably mistaken, but I think that club is actually on the U of I campus. If you call the switchboard and try to get in touch with the student activities or groups (or however it works down there), I'm sure someone can get you in touch with the instructor.
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    Hip replacement comeback?

    There is an older gentleman at my judo club who had a double-hip replacement. At one point he could not climb stairs. When he was absolutely fed up, he contacted the instructor at my club. Some time later I joined the club and grappled on the ground and did standup with him. I had no idea...
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    Seifikujitsu - Anyone study this?

    You can read more about it on the www.ajjf.org page. Its essentially a first-aid and massage therapy program based around sports medicine and TCM. Its not a requirement in the system (although I believe learning basic first aid and joint-taping is), and you don't have to be a danzan ryu...
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    looking for Ninjutsu/Bujinkan Sensei Central, Il.

    Try out http://www.winjutsu.com/ There's lots of information there. People can be awarded instructor certifications (or assistant instructor) and be allowed to teach at or open a school even if they don't meet the usual rank requirements.
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    looking for Ninjutsu/Bujinkan Sensei Central, Il.

    I've heard that name pop up a few times in my life before. But unfortunately I can only remember hearing it, and not any feedback positive or otherwise. If I were you I'd check it out. its probably better for you to get your own opinion, since the people who like to talk the most tend to...
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    2-day knife fighting seminar in Chicago Aug 4-5th!

    Hello! The 2nd annual "Brotherhood of the Blade" is taking place in Chicago this weekend. This year's lineup includes: August 4th Bushi Satori Wakizashi (Sensei Joseph Truncale), Wrights Kenpo Knife Fighting (Dennis Wright), Anjing Banfa Knife Combatives (Master Peter Brusso), Guazabara...
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    Aikka

    His retirement seems to involve teaching people psychic powers.
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    Aikka

    Oh I know its La Tourrette's group, but I can't find anything about the group itself. Only his retail pages.
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    Aikka

    Hello, Does anyone know if there is a website (or other contact information) about the AIKKA? The only websites I can really find are La Tourrette's websites peddling his tapes.
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    Knife Fighting Event in Chicago 8/26-27

    Sorry folks, I'm an idiot. It actually is on the 19th-20th. Sorry for anyone this causes confusion for. :(
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