- Sep 25, 2002
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Nimravus said:I absolutely agree that you at least should be trying to replicate what you are being shown in Japan whilst in Japan, but I don't think you can call that the type of training most people could or should be focusing on while at home, (hopefully) trying to better themselves beforehand. When in Japan, do as the Japanese do, sure...but it also seems prudent to know your own limitations, right?
I must strongly disagree.
When you train in a dojo with 'Bujinkan' as part of the title, I think you should always try to follow the way the head of the art trains and teaches no matter how far away you are from him. Otherwise, why bother? I see far too many people adding a little of this, and a little of that, and the results mess up their traijutsu from a Japan perspective.
And I don't think it is unrealistic as long as you accept your limitations and not try to teach more than you have been taught about the subject matter. Anyone who reads these boards knowns I come down on the idea of learning from video, notes or things like that. How the heck do you think I feel about people that take non-Bujinkan things to try to fill in holes in their knowledge?