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Re: Another Ninjutsu organization in South America?
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Got to say I agree a lot with what J Will 79 has said.

And I have referenced some of what he has said here. I hope he doesnt mind.

http://www.martialartsplanet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=86901

Shuggvarg posted

"Who says there is no information? Just because it is not being shared on the internet doesnt mean its non-existant. jwills, there is nothing wrong with wanting to know more about the history of the schools of the Bujinkan, but like others have said, this is not something that is just "given out". You have to earn the trust of those people who do know..."

OK thats fine, but if any other Ninjutsu organisation used the excuse of "You have the earn the trust of those people who know" when question are asked of their organisation, you would be accusing them of either lying or avoiding the question.

Double standards

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I thought the kuki mon had a connection with the collection of stars next to the north star. Possibly the Pleiades or seven sisters. In Japan this star cluster is called Subaru. You can see them on the car badge of the same name.

There again I may be completely wrong

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Re: Chosui Ryu Karate
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I have been reading this thread interest especially when it comes down to the question "Do people have the right to truth"?

Personally I can see both sides of the argument and here is my take on it for what its worth.

It has been pointed out by Kuosho that we have the right to truth and he has cited examples of people wanting to know the truth about Al Quaeda, Princess Diana's death, Weapons of mass destruction etc. And I can agree with that up to a point.

In regards to these examples above they fit into what I could call my "personal life". I am English and Princess Diana was part of our royal family, so of course i want to know the truth, The Al Quaeda are a threat to my country and my family so yes of course i want to know the truth. As for weapons of mass destruction hidden by Saddam, hell yes I want to know as it has a direct bearing on my understanding of the world view and my view of politics and where I stand in the whole debate which i might be called to vote on, or if i had children old enough a conflict they might fight in.

But when it comes to such things as knowing the ins and outs of an organisation I am not a member of then in reality I have no rights. In regards to the Bujinkan I have no rights to the inner secrets of the densho, or even the densho themselves.

However on saying that it does not mean that if someone is going to place facts in the public domain regarding the history of an organisation that its not going to be questioned.

Indeed we have a right to question it. For not to do so would mean we would all be brainless airheads believing everything we were told. Its good to question.

I am not a Christian, a freemason, a believer of paranormal activity, a moonie, or even a Scientologist but it does not mean that i don't have a right to question those organisations, or beliefs or the teachings they profuse to teach as truth. And the reason I have my view about those organisations is because I have questioned them.

Whether those organisations want to reply to my questions is of course up to them, but then you can't blame individuals for then claiming its a cover up when they fail to respond.

Its a bit like Mr Blair being asked what made him believe there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and his reply being "Your not a member of the labour party so you don't have a right to know"

Now of course as I have said in this example I do have a right because I am part of the British Public, but do the Americans, the Germans, the French have a right to know? Hell Mr Blair is not their prime minister.

OK its an extreme example but hopefully you can see what i mean. You see its a two way street. People always have the right to ask questions, regardless of how awkward they are, and people also have the right not to answer those questions, unless they are I would say part of the public interest ie international affairs that have a direct bearing on my life.

But if people fail to answer those questions, especially when the reply is of calling someone a troll, or to put up silly statements like "We can't tell you because it would cause an international incident" is just silly and hints (Whether its the reason or not) of a cover up.

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Posted on: 2007/5/25 17:09
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Re: Cultural Bujinkan
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at which time we tend to avoid working on things involving high kicks. (And some of us like to go together to Scottish Games and other "Celtic" cultural events.) But that's as far as it goes.


Just out of interest I wonder if anyone can say when the Celts existed and when the term Celt actually came from?

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Posted on: 2007/5/17 20:27
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Re: Chosui Ryu Karate
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Now that Shinken Gata was mantioned it made me think of something else than Hontai Kijinchôsui-ryû Dakentaijutsu; I've been told that Takamatsu-sensei compiled a set of forms, basing it on the Taijutsu of the above mentioned style, and called it Shinken Gata. AFAIK it has five level (Sho, Ni, San, Yon and Go), and I recall that Tora no maki was mentioned in connection to this, too.


there were a set of notes going around a few years ago with the title "Shinken Gata Taijutsu Shodan Level"

These techniques are extremely similar to what we refer to as Kukishin Ryu, or Kukishinden ryu Dakentaijutsu, except instead of there being nine in the first level there are twelve.

the list comprises of

Seion, Choyoku, Yume Otshi, Sui Yoku, Kubi Wa etc.

At the bottom of the notes it says

"This is not a school it is a very old style that exists out of ten levels, shodan, nidan, sandan etc.

The Kukishinden and a few other schools were made out of these techniques".

The first paragraph does not make much sense. If it is a very old school why Shodan Nidan etc and not Shoden Chuden, or did these levels get put in later.

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Posted on: 2007/3/27 20:03
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Re: Hoko no Kamae
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The only thing i'm rerering to is that if Hoko does not mean encircling tiger then theres a few Bujinkan sites putting out incorrect information.

Gary Arthur

Posted on: 2007/3/27 0:00
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Re: Hoko no Kamae
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And from here

http://www.kihon.com/dojo/glossary.html

and here

http://www.bujinkandojo.ca/resources.php

and here

http://starbuck.virtualave.net/main/ninpo/tenchijin.htm

and here

http://impactninjutsu.com/index.php?o ... task=view&id=19&Itemid=34

although, who is this guy, a fifth dan in Bujinkan Budo and an instructor in Bansenshukai Ninjutsu.

Gary Arthur

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Re: Hoko no Kamae
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Oh look from the Bujinkan Budo Dictionary, although I did not originally read it there.Prbably got it from the same place I did.

http://www.budotaijutsu.co.uk/budo_taijutsu/budo_dictionary.html

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Re: Hoko no Kamae
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What's "soko no kamae"?


Its in Tanemuras Ninpo Secrets meaning 'attacking tiger'

Like you say there are so many tigeration. I must look up where I read this encircling tiger posture.

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Posted on: 2007/3/26 8:46
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Re: Hoko no Kamae
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suisha 水車 is waterwheel. suika 西瓜 is watermelon.


Absolutely, in fact I mentioned this only a week or two go in class about how I had heard that it refered to a WaterMelon, and my student said after class that it would indeed be Suika.

I wonder how many people though actually have watermelon written in their notes especially after it was taught on a seminar as that being the translation.

I learnt many years ago not to give a dirrect translation of a technique i.e "This means this" but rather explain what i have heard, which can sometimes be several interpretations.

I wonder how many people were teaching Hicho jutsu, or even having it written in their sylabuses as "Flying Bird" or leaping techniques until Hatsumi wrote

(Misunderstood by many to mean leaping techniques)

page 19, the way of the ninja.

Gary Arthur

Posted on: 2007/3/24 18:09
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