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  1. Bigshadow

    Too deadly for competition rant

    I like that. :)
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    Too deadly for competition rant

    I am all for some sparring or Randori, but I personally think training for competition is quite different than training to survive. There is a huge difference in mindset. Yes I agree that many techniques of most arts can be used in competition and in one form or another we can see some of them...
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    Does anyone have any recent Godan test film?

    I have NOT taken the test, but I ask... why would you want that? I don't think you will get much from the videos, other than a wow factor. I would think it is similar to watching training videos or viewing pictures, you won't truly understand what is going on unless you have already...
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    Required reading

    I personally think one should supplement their Bujinkan reading with other martial related works. These are a few books that I own and I think are enriching to my budo. However, they are not required, rather, they are merely personal suggestions. The Art of War, Sun Tzu The Book of Five Rings...
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    Water on the Training Floor

    We are allowed to bring water. But we keep it out of the training area. Also, we can go and get it without having all the formalities. However, out of respect to our training partners, we don't just drop out in the middle of training with them, rather wait for an opening... :)
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    Ninja Mask???

    You do know there is big difference between never never land and never land, right? :p
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    Mr Hayes' original practices of ninjutsu

    Oh, so that is you with Hayes? Sorry, wasn't trying to call you out, just it was out of context, I suppose. Cool!
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    Mr Hayes' original practices of ninjutsu

    Out of curiosity, what is the significance of the picture?
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    Unarmed Fighting Techniques of The Samurai!

    Same here! :)
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    Unarmed Fighting Techniques of The Samurai!

    I pre-ordered mine on Amazon about 2 weeks ago. ;)
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    Dealing with a school bully

    Yes, he showed discipline and restraint. But that discipline and restraint is best represented when he doesn't attack someone because they were talking smack. IMO, it is different when it comes to self defense. IMO, in those moments, the discipline and restraint is defending one's self and...
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    Hell in a Handbasket - 1 samurai sword vs 5 in chains and hammers

    Slow down John Wayne.... :p Yes it is wrong to pine for it. Yes, if your intentions are no more righteous (not religious) than theirs was. Ego and vengeance fouls up many people and can cause more harm to self than good. Yes "if it is a WANT and not a need". It is OK to use violence, if...
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    Dealing with a school bully

    I won't advise you on how to handle this with your son. However, I will tell you this... I have told my 13yo son, regardless of the school policies, he is to do only what is necessary to stop the attack and mitigate bodily harm to himself, no more, no less. When he was little (elementary...
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    Hey guys whaddya think???

    I have trained many times with folks in parks, sometimes as instructor and always as a student. Being that you have no training in BBT, I am sure there is a lot the instructor can offer you. It doesn't hurt to find out more about his teacher. Either way, see if he will let you train a class...
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    Questions and more questions

    Much agreed on both points. :) Couldn't have said it better myself. That is my understanding as well.
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    What if there were no fat people?

    First, I wouldn't be here LOL. Second, if the government were to step in and try to control it, they would have to change the business world from capitalism to something else more Orwellian. At the same time our technological advances work against our very basic physical needs. Aside from...
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    Do you, or Don't you?

    Most of it is commented out. :p It is the small percentage that separates us from the earthworms. ;) My thoughts exactly. :)
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    What do you EDC?

    Kubotan (keychain) CRKT M16EDC Never have needed them for SD, although have used the CRKT to cut tape or other things of mundane importance.
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    Hell in a Handbasket - 1 samurai sword vs 5 in chains and hammers

    So Orwellian! :rolleyes: Welcome to the NEW dark ages!
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    Bujinkan Bashing

    Regarding lunge punches, I am sure there are several threads on the topic in this forum that you may want to search for. They pretty much cover the basics of what is correct, not correct, over committed, sloppy kamae, etc. Feel free to search around. It is a great question, but really, it...
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    Bujinkan Bashing

    Sorry, I was playing around the order of things. It really doesn't matter which hand or which foot is forward, the cut or stab comes FIRST and the step follows as part of ONE motion (if necessary). He is right, many students step first then stab and some stab first and then step, but either...
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    Bujinkan Bashing

    As opposed to stabbing first and the step following the hand?
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    Bujinkan Bashing

    Just let it go... Obviously the person who produced the videos has an elementary school level of understanding about self defense and martial arts, more specifically Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. I don't give them much thought. I "KNOW" that BBT works and is all that matters to me.
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    Lose Weight...Sue

    Ice cream containers don't hang around in our freezer long enough to read them. :p That is why I just don't buy it. I would rather go get a small ice cream somewhere (portion control). LOL Anyway, that jail should patent their weight loss program! :p The guy should be happy he has lost...
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    Food pricing

    On the subject of body armor, does those vests stop high powered rifle bullets or just shrapnel and low velocity rounds? I didn't think they stopped things like the 7.62x39, 7.62x54R, and other high velocity rounds such as .30-06, 7mm mags, .375h&h, .308, .243, .223 (M-16), and stuff like that...
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    Food pricing

    No doubt. However, with all that technology, they still have to fight door to door in Iraq. Hmmmmm..... Yes we are. But less face it, when people are having a hard time getting basic necessities, they will do drastic things. It really wouldn't take much to send the world we know into chaos...
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    Food pricing

    Yes, I saw that. Here are a couple of links I was reading (coincidentally) before seeing this thread. Rice Rationing More Rice Rationing Encouraging Stockpiling
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    Food pricing

    I complete disagree! How so. You can't go it along like "rambo"... again that is the movies. People will band together, there is strength in numbers (especially trained with weapons). Your reasons are your own and I think they have possibly jaded your views about those that have guns. Of...
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    Food pricing

    Actually, that would be the knee jerk remedy to the chaos. But at that point it is too late for martial law if the people are organized. Unfortunately, I don't think the landscape will look very nice as different factions attempt to seize control of various regions or areas. I would...
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    Can you go 24 hours without your PC

    I just did a weekend cruise without mine or even my Treo 755p. Does a smartphone count?
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