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  1. Tanaka

    Question about Escrima/Kali

    My background in martial arts is entirely Japanese martial arts. But recently I have watched some Escrima/Kali videos on youtube. In Japanese martial arts that i am aware of spinning the sword has no combative purpose. In the Escrima/Kali videos I have seen them spin their weapons a lot. What is...
  2. Tanaka

    Jujutsu Study Group

    Hey everyone. With the grace of my Sensei I am thinking about starting a study group in my area(My dojo is pretty distant from my location). I could just ask my Sensei, but I figured I would come here instead to keep the threads active :). Is it unheard of to charge for a study group? I was...
  3. Tanaka

    Parental Warning about "Nintaijutsu"

    ChosonNinja has been discussed many times before as another simple Ninja fraud. His youtube audience for "Free Nintaijutsu" is made up of mostly young children and teens, which has caused concern amongst legitimate Martial Artist that worry about the safety of these kids. As "Greg Park"...
  4. Tanaka

    Whats going on in Professional MMA?

    Lately it has just seemed like Kickboxing with the ability to grapple. I used to enjoy watching MMA, but nowaday it seems like everyone wants to do the same thing. I see fighters with excellent grappling background, not using it at all and preferring to go for a knockout while boxing. And they...
  5. Tanaka

    Hakko Denshin Ryu Jujutsu

    This may have already been discussed. But I was wondering about Hakko Denshin Ryu Jujutsu. Is it actual lineage to Hakko Ryu? Although I've read that Hakko Ryu doesn't claim Hakko Denshin Ryu. I've also read that Michael trained in Hakko Ryu, but was expelled due to Hakko Ryu's strict rules. I...
  6. Tanaka

    Expert on Sword Martial Arts

    Amazingly there is a video on youtube. This man isn't legitimately trained in any martial art(unless backyard/youtube videos count), but is somehow an expert. In which his expertise allow him to criticize legitimate JMA. ht42S68IGEo
  7. Tanaka

    8.9 magnitude earthquake hits Northern Japan

    The film of this tragedy is horrible to watch.
  8. Tanaka

    Shinden Fudo Ryu Jutaijutsu

    x1nSRt4N4oA I was watching this video and I saw a technique @0:22 that caught my interest. Does Shinden Fudo Ryu Jutaijutsu really contain techniques for fighting off their back? If so, how deep does it cover?
  9. Tanaka

    Shuriken

    What is the common efficiency range for throwing small(lightweight) spikes and knives? Or should there not be a difference in your ability to throw a heavier spike/knife versus a lighter spike/knife? This is in reference of using the "no-spin"(very little spin) throwing technique.
  10. Tanaka

    Best lightsaber fight

    I decided as for entertainment that we could post our opinions on the best Light saber fight on youtube. I vote this one.
  11. Tanaka

    Wing Chun in street fight

    I came across this video of a street fight today. Does this guy look like he was using wing chun? actually I saw some comments that said this was a movie lol.
  12. Tanaka

    Anderson Silva footage of Training in Aikido

    In light of the recent thread of "bad rep on Aikido" Well obviously Aikido is good enough that it has attracted the attention of the UFC middleweight Champion and Top p4p fighter Anderson Silva.
  13. Tanaka

    Please Help

    Tonight after a Randori session. Something odd happened to me... For some reason my body started doing weird things. I felt really weak and my eyes started to get cloudy from the outside until it made its way to the center and completely blocked my vision. Also I noticed that my hearing was...
  14. Tanaka

    Chael Sonnen

    Chael Sonnen is of course the next victim cough opponent of Anderson Silva. Lately a lot of people on youtube have been putting him in some very bad light. I admit I didn't really know about Chael Sonnens existence until he was lined up to fight Anderson Silva. But has he always been this...
  15. Tanaka

    Question on buying sword online.

    Hello, I have a question about buying the 9260 steel sword from Cheness. The Cheness website has the sword on back order, but I've seen their swords on other websites as well. Does anyone know how it works? Do they have to get their swords from Cheness whenever someone buys? Or do these website...
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