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  1. Bruno@MT

    What do you tell people

    Jujutsu. Or just 'traditional Japanese martial arts'. I avoid the 'nin' association altogether. Too much questions and remarks from idiots.
  2. Bruno@MT

    Do higher paying students always default?

    The only option we have is 1 or 2 times per week training. Any serious student trains 2 times but we have one or two who train only once per week. Hence they pay less. I burned out on training once, when I was in college finishing my degree. The mistake I made was to train more and more...
  3. Bruno@MT

    On Arnold and real men.

    Like Newt Gingrich you mean? Yeah I agree. He's a shining example of morally upstanding conservative behavior. Getting a blowjob makes you a sexual predator?
  4. Bruno@MT

    Why is America the 'no-vacation nation'?

    You're cherry picking. Most western European countries have a lot of paid holidays. You're just picking the ones who are in trouble to make a false point, ignoring the ones who are not in trouble yet still have the same holiday system. Most of the countries you mentiond were tipped over by...
  5. Bruno@MT

    Gingrich Campaign over before it started?

    Yeah anything happening now is inconsequential as long as nothing earthmoving happens. The killing of OBL has the potential of having a lingering effect. Anything else will be long forgotten by the time the frenzy starts. That is why now we only have the fringe people clamoring for attention...
  6. Bruno@MT

    Why the number 9?

    The fact that the Buj has 9 schools is purely coincidental, as those were simply the schools that Takamatsu sensei was soke of by the time he passed on his ryuha to Hatsumi sensei.
  7. Bruno@MT

    Now this is a LEO's worst nightmare

    Then again, with the bomb you're dealing with the after effects, which poses less personal risk than having to deal with someone who is deranged.
  8. Bruno@MT

    Ninja Forum FAQ:

    Koga Ryu Wada-ha died with Fujita Seiko. He did have a school and he did pass on several arts for which he was soke (3 IIRC) but not his Koga Ryu lineage. At least not according to the biography written by Philip T Hevener. And having read the biography, I have to say the ending of that...
  9. Bruno@MT

    Masaaki Hatsumi

    A minor point here, and without being judgemental: how long does it take to get the Bujinkan BB in Japan? I've heard figures of 1 - 2 years being realistic. If this is true then it doesn't really make sense to run through 10 kyu levels in that time. It would mean 1 exam ever month and a half...
  10. Bruno@MT

    Your students or not?

    They should. And they do. But if you want to say 'XYZ' is my sensei (or whatever the appropriate name is in Korean), then that should be the person you train with. The student - teacher relationship implies that the student acknowledges the superiority of the teacher in that art (otherwise he...
  11. Bruno@MT

    Ct Prison Hiring Biased?

    I guess it depends on what the test is supposed to achieve. If it is to insure a general level of fitness, then I can see different requirements for men and women, simply because their bodies are different, and 'healthy fit' means different things in both cases. If it is to insure that any...
  12. Bruno@MT

    Koryo Gumdo

    The moment I see someone 'twirl' his sword / bokken and make those fancy swirling motions, he goes to the 'poser' bin. Oh and I agree on the dubiousness of newly created sword systems.
  13. Bruno@MT

    Man wearing bra & panties stabs goat

    Possibly. I don't know. I've never had livestock (dead or alive) in my bedroom. I'll defer to your expertise in this matter. :D
  14. Bruno@MT

    Would you recommend Budo Taijutsu?

    I don't mind the off topic, but some punctuation and using paragraphs would be nice and make your posts more readable. Noone enjoys large blobs of continuous text.
  15. Bruno@MT

    My basic problem with YOU.

    A local girl (college student, fairly hot) auctioned off her virginity via a high class escort bureau. Earned her 50KEuro. She wasn't particularly attached to it, and figured she might as well use it to put her through college. When I was that age I wanted to give it away for fee but found no...
  16. Bruno@MT

    What other options did this LEO have?

    It was not obvious she was unarmed. She was not holding a weapon at that particular time. Doesn't mean she didn't have one in easy reach. I can have my spyderco out, open and going through a box of cardboard within 2 seconds. So could she. If she had one. Which the cop could not know.
  17. Bruno@MT

    My basic problem with YOU.

    You have to pay taxes. You have to pay for things. You are not free to lynch people. You are not free to smoke marihuana. You were not free to drink beer while underage. You were not free to have sex while underage. ... I understand your reasoning, but living in a society means that...
  18. Bruno@MT

    Man wearing bra & panties stabs goat

    Dude, the guy made a rookie mistake. Everybody knows you don't kill the goat until after you've finished. Otherwise it's weird.
  19. Bruno@MT

    Should Obama be arrested for breaking international laws

    You don't just like to watch. You're a mental contortionist yourself :) We're rank amateurs compared to you. As to the topic, yes, he broke international law. That is why the PR on this one was so important. Because our politicians are saying 'good job'. Fwiw, your mental filters may be...
  20. Bruno@MT

    Train in Japan

    In that case, do you have a way to contact the dojo in advance? Do you belong to an organization with the honbu dojo in Japan? If you can arrange things in advance, people are more likely to take you seriously. And it would also save you the time of having to find a place and approval of the...
  21. Bruno@MT

    Origin of the Japanese toward cross training

    The story with the bokken is an exaggeration I think. At least in the way it was told. Of course, a student who displeases the sensei may always end up with 'uke duty' and find out exactly how much hurt the sensei can dish out. All in the name of proper demonstration of course. And in some...
  22. Bruno@MT

    Would you recommend Budo Taijutsu?

    Yes, but after 6 months he still would not have good practical skills that he could use in a real confrontation.
  23. Bruno@MT

    Gaming A Positive Force?

    Yeah that part of the game was done right. The problem is that you never get to a part where you're going through a horde of demons with a minigun or shotgun. They forgot to add that part of the fun. That said, Duke Nukem forever might actually be released now. I wonder if my pc will run...
  24. Bruno@MT

    Would you recommend Budo Taijutsu?

    No. Not at all. Waste of time. If someone has 6 months to learn something and is expecting actual hand to hand combat, ninpo or budo taijutsu is really not a good choice. Depending on what level of violence he is allowed or expected to use, I'd tell him to take up boxing and / or BJJ(or...
  25. Bruno@MT

    Bin Laden is dead

    Who should he have have sent otherwise? The cub scouts with cookies?
  26. Bruno@MT

    Bin Laden is dead

    My memory is a bit hazy on this subject, but IIRC, At the time of the invasion, OBL was in Afghanistan, courtesy of his friend Mullah Omar who told the US to get bent when they asked to hand him over. And at that point OBL had already already pointed his finger at the WTC and yelled 'PWNED!'...
  27. Bruno@MT

    A WW2 Japanese Gunto Restored for Iaido Class

    Name or not is not an ultimate decider. For example in the art world there are plenty of paintings attibuted to great masters (and fetching the expected price) without having been signed. In such cases, various international experts have deemed the object the be unique enough and identifiable...
  28. Bruno@MT

    Bin Laden is dead

    I considered it for a moment, but I don't think it is likely. Too many people would know to keep it secret, and if it would leak out, the consequences would not be good.
  29. Bruno@MT

    Steven Seagal invents front kick!

    There seems to be a reality distortion field in this forum. Some of you are looking at the information and see Saegal saying something to mean that he spent a lot of time on the timing, distancing and set-up of using a front kick in specific situations, based on his 30+ years of training...
  30. Bruno@MT

    Bin Laden is dead

    Depends. If they filmed it with the purpose of having the option of releasing the entire handling of the body, I'm pretty sure it will be clean. Of course it is not impossible someone did it, but if noone is to know it, then why bother? It won't matter to him since he is already dead. And if...