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Re: coming to Japan
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I just came back and classes have varied. Depending on the group sizes we had no more than 60 people one Sunday and last Tuesday there were only 33 people for Soke's classes.

Shihan classes have varied and were usually under 30 people. My last evening with Noguchi sensei, there were only 6 of us. Maybe the snow and wet weather had something to do with it.

Reminder, until further notice, all Soke classes will be at Hombu due to renovations at Ayase Budokan.


Posted on: 2012/3/3 4:39
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Re: Favorite airline?
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I've flown AA, Northwest, United and JAL to Japan. Most decent in consistency for me is AA. Best service and treating you like a human was JAL. They also had the best food.

JTB USA is great for ease of making reservations. I double checked to see how much of a difference in price without them and it actually came out to the same price. Just pick the branch nearest you.

Posted on: 2011/6/18 9:59
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Re: Walking
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Alright, I was going to let it go but now my parents are lying? Are you freaking kidding!?

I have people in St. Louis and around the country that can back me on the history. Honestly the little story you wrote here! I did have to laugh at that.

I'm in St. Louis every weekend training. Right off of old gravois road off highway thirty in the industrial court section.

Have him call me. I'm in the book. If you are threatening me I have it writing. I don't play by rules and he knows that.

Have him p.m. me if he doesn't want to call. I don't think the moderators appreciate what we're doing.

My apologies to the moderators.

Posted on: 2011/4/28 8:38
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Re: Walking
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We took a pool on how long it would take for a response like yours. LOL O.K. Your like clock work. The same as anyone else when they are told Santa Claus isn't real and you've been conned. O.K. let's play for the whole world to see:

The "falling out" doesn't happen until he broke into my parents house because he didn't have a place to stay. He never told me about it and was sort of gun shy when my parents asked him to stop by and talk with them. I didn't find out about it until a couple of years ago. Never mind all he had to do was call. Never mind he tried to convince my parents to let him stay at my room for free when I wasn't living in St. Louis. I didn't know anything about but it all made sense later.

I think Kageashi can back me on his wonderful knife experience since he was looking at him like WTF? The little attack he did to my leg was a victory for him. Never mind I refrained from smashing his skull in with the purple heart kunai over his head. I didn't have to move once during his bouncing and strolling around back and forth in front of me. He apparently doesn't understand kukan.

He can deny all he wants or go running to his imaginary grandfather who trained with Takamatsu. He still saying that? I'm sure your going to run back to him and say such and such.

Have him seek professional mental health care. In all seriousness. Look up: Illusions of Grandeur and read the definition.

Oh yeah, one of my best friends from the army is Filipino and I call him a Flip. He thinks it's funny too! In fact, I have a lot Filipino friends.

Hell I called Llermo "master Po" after he shaved his head. You might be too young for the Kung Fu tv series. I thought it was funny.

You want to argue Llermo is correct in your teeny tiny sample fine. But stop wasting band width here.

Rest assured, you guys ever show up to Japan or a seminar I'll point you out and let them know your behavior and attitudes.

Now I'll stop wasting band width. And no I'm not afraid or running from you. But one of my friends here told me I'm just as big a fool if I keep arguing with you.






Posted on: 2011/4/28 7:26
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Re: Walking
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"Blabbing the mouth?" "prove it on video?" Right.

It's not an opinion of Llermo's taijutsu it's fact. Llermo used to crash at my parents house on the weekends when we were going to college and even after. I've known Llermo since he was a 7th kyu. We used to train at my parents and all the seminars that came through St. Louis. From Jack Hoban, Kevin Millis, Ed Sones and Doron Navon. Yes, I know him better than you.

The last rank he held in Bujinkan was MAYBE 3rd dan. I say that because it may never have been registered with hombu. And when he held that it still before we older St. Louis guys started going to Japan.

When Llermo left for the navy for six years I doubt very much he trained with any bujinkan dojo even though he was stationed on the east coast near some dojo. They are up and down Virginia and Maryland.

When he did come back to train with us he came back breathing fire on what a great knife fighter he became. I wasn't impressed.

I'm sure he's reading this along with you so I suggest dropping it. Do your own thing and stop seeking validation from Bujinkan members. If we suck so bad why do you care? Really, drop it. This is not the attention he wants nor if you continue to escalate this will I will he look good at all. You're not only burning bridges you blowing them out of the water.

No one is going to show you how to correctly do kihon after the behaviour here. Notice I didn't write Kihon Happo. And no, he's not doing the kihon happo correctly either. Why would Benkyoka post anything to help you? So you can use it to fool other people into thinking Llermo is on par with the shihan?! That's why we posted. Too many people have to be the center of attention here in Missouri misrepresenting the bujinkan.

Loads of excuses of why I can't train with Japan or people correctly taught. Loads of demands proving why Llermo is not moving anything like a shihan or Soke. Soke? really? You guys made the claim Llermo is on shihan status in movement and skill, it is your problem to prove it. Hint, I wouldn't bother. Youtube's full of the stuff. Seen it, it got old really quick.

I posted here because the same agenda here went on Facebook under strange names and circumstances. There are a couple of good people here still teaching in the St. Louis area and Missouri. Llermo's pissed off a lot of people with his antics. In all seriousness he needs to fix that for himself.


Posted on: 2011/4/28 4:36
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Re: Walking
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Actually I'll be leaving for Japan in 16 days. There's more danger of earthquake than radiation. Listen to the scientist and not sensationalist news. And yes, I take earthquakes seriously but so do the Japanese and I trust their experience.

I know or trained with everyone who's been in Bujinkan around St. Louis for at least the last 20 years. In fact Llermo knows who I am and I'll leave it there. Just look at the signature. I'm sure he'll say my taijutsu sucks compared to his but that just makes me smile. He knows I've been in a real situation along with Kageashi with blades and we drew blood and cartilage and sent the guy to jail.

If you REALLY think Llermo knows the kihon happo well, like Kageashi said, Go to the source and see. There are people on this board who live in Japan and train with the Shitenno, I'm pretty confident they can back up Benkyoka and Kageashi on their assesments.

Here's something you need to do: ask to see Llermo's current shidoshikai membership card. He should be able to do that. All shidoshi in good standing with Hombu should have one. Go to Japan with Llermo. See what kind of reception you get.

Enough is enough. People here have been civil with you but you come here and declare Llermo's movements are on par with the shihan in Japan and then get defenesive when no one agrees with you. Then you slag off other members of the Bujinkan who made the effort and financial sacrifice to train in Japan and say they are not on par with your teacher. Key word: Bujinkan members.

You have every right to your opinion, but if you don't like the answer then don't post the question.

My opinion is he's still doing what we did 20 years ago. And 20 years ago we were WRONG. We were well intentioned but wrong. A lot was lost in translation in those days. We smacked each other hard, caused bruises and drew blood. In fact, Jack Hoban and Bud Malmstrom had a seminar 5-6 years back showing off everything they did wrong in the early days. We accepted it and moved on with our taijutsu.

The harsh reality of it is: if you do not train with someone who actually knows Kihon and the points within the kihon happo, you don't know it. You have to go to Japan or learn from someone who learned it properly from the shitenno. Is it possible? Yes. does it take effort and sacrifice? Yes!

Learning to punch properly will take you around 1 year of continous practice. Yep, that's not a typo. I didn't understand it either until I was shown. I was very honored from whom it was who taught me.

If you consider yourself members of the Bujinkan then you should check out the mid west taikai in Chicago in August. No radiation there. check that, no unusual amounts of radiation. Radiation is everywhere, just not in unusual amounts from broken reactors.

If you are your own thing, Fudoshin Ryu. whatever. Just stop calling yourself bujinkan members and think what you do is the same.



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Re: Azusa Ryokan
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Check your P.M.

Posted on: 2010/9/24 1:33
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Re: Swine Flu in Japan
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I have taken the H1N1 vaccine and have been fine for over a week with no side effects. (in fact I have also been vaccinated for regular flu) It was sort of mandatory for me because I work in a hospital and am around a lot of kids (highest risk 25 years and younger group) even though I have no direct patient contact.

If you don't want to take the vaccination because of media hype then at least be considerate of others you will be in close contact with at the dojo.

Think of it this way if you are going to train in Japan or at the home dojo for that matter: Do you really want to be the one responsible for giving Soke, the Shihan or fellow Buyu the H1N1 or the regular flu?
The standing rule of thumb at the hospital here is: if you feel sick or suspect you might be coming down with the flu then stay home for at least 24 hours before coming back to work. If you think you do have the flu, then visit your doctor.

Posted on: 2009/10/28 2:06
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Re: A kinda funny video
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Here is the link without the editing with the Bull.

http://www.japanprobe.com/2009/09/30/ ... h-ninja-arnaud-cousergue/

Posted on: 2009/10/9 2:58
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Re: Another Ninjutsu organization in South America?
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Rob,

He's not going to give any references. He argues like one of the talking heads on cable news ignoring or twisting facts to suit his purpose and taking what he feels is convenient for him hoping that if he repeats it enough then it must be true...

Notice how clever he is with, "another on bites the dust" and "sad". He's getting his jollies off of this, so no amount of reasoning will change this.

Ignore him. As you see he refuses to give any background or proof. He'll shoot his mouth off enough and get banned and then claim bias against him for questioning the claims. It's like clockwork.

Posted on: 2009/4/24 9:52
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