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Re: Kotō Ryū Kata Kanji and Translation Request Take 2 (this time without the flames and BS)
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Without any comment as to whether this is a good idea or the accuracy, this might be of use to the original poster:

http://bujinshugyo.wordpress.com/

Posted on: 2010/2/15 22:47
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Re: Is Bujinkan’s credibility eroding?
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After initally writing a long draft for this post I discarded it because I felt not a great deal can or will come of it.

It is however very useful as a reminder to ourselves to be honest and strive to become the best example we can be, and our obligation to the art and ourselves to do so.

Quite honestly I think this is an expample of something which seems like it's woth discussing, but in the final analaysis only turns out to be a frustrating and exasperating exercise.

All I would like to offer are these 2 things:

1. Train correctly and diligently with open eyes
2. Fudoshin


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Warren

Posted on: 2009/9/25 21:34
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Re: SPECIAL OFFER! NINJUTSU TEACHERS TRAINING COURSE.
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I'd recommend just putting the rest on a back shelf in your closet rather than discarding it. Dig it back out after a few years, and you may find you can use it after all.


I think that's good advice Dale, and delivered in a much nicer way than could have easily been the case...

Posted on: 2009/3/20 1:44
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Re: SPECIAL OFFER! NINJUTSU TEACHERS TRAINING COURSE.
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The Bujinkan is a very loosely controlled organisation.

One good thing about loose regulation is that it allows people the freedom and responsibility to do things as they see fit, and as a result they are able to develop in certain ways. Whereas being tightly controlled might be said to encourage people into becoming unthinking, unquestioning automatons.

Unfortunately what often seems to happen, not just in martial arts but in many diverse areas where people have lots of freedom, is that a few start to go too far and abuse it. The people in charge are then compelled to say 'this is not good, enough is enough' and introduce tighter rules, regulations, controls, admin, formal structures, syllabi etc. etc.

When that happens the freedom enjoyed by so many is taken away because those few have abused it and basically ruined it for everyone else.

That's why I find it difficult to agree with any 'live and let live' kind of response - because if people continue to push the acceptable boundaries it will in the end have repercussions for everyone I think.

I know that in America freedom is a cornerstone of the culture and is valued greatly, therefore I would hope that one could see what a terrible thing it would be to abuse the unique freedom that exists in the Bujinkan and in the end have it taken away as a result.

I really hope it never comes to that...

Posted on: 2009/3/9 22:13
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Re: Dojo websites
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Yes, exactly Jeff!

Sincerely,

Posted on: 2009/3/2 22:15
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Re: Dojo websites
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I think Ed makes a few good points here and would just add these things:

- Most lists I've seen like this usually acknowledge their limitations, pointing out that it's not exhaustive, and that many legit dojo exist which aren't on there - instead of proclaiming to be THE list (hence my self-important comment before).

- In reply to Matt's comment about the t-shirts, they do in fairness say "Proceeds from these sales keep us going and also result in share payment(s) to Soke and the Bujinkan." So I suppose it's up to people to take that as they will.

- I wouldn't like to vilify too much someone with a nice intention who just happened to choose their words poorly, because I for one know I do that myself sometimes too. The important thing is to recognise that, correct it and not to continue misrepresenting things...

- Ed's note to check the standing of the people behind it is a good one I think. However, should it then turn out that the one making the misleading statement is actually in good standing then it becomes a bit more problematic doesn't it? Hence my other previous comment about the big responsibility on people to pass things on correctly. Even more so for people with 'status' because people believe what they say.

Sincerely

Posted on: 2009/2/28 3:44
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Re: Dojo websites
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onibujin.com also has a dojo directory like win. The guys who run it note who has proven to have a valid shidoshi-kai for the year.

I believe its backed by Nagato sensei.



It seems to me that we also have to be very careful in using the names of senior people to add weight to things.

What form does this backing take?


By taking the words on the website that it's the 'official' list of legit dojo, and then using Nagato sensei's name to add weight the suggestion is obvious.

The conclusion one would easily reach is that "this is the official list of legit dojo and the list and people on it are endorsed by Nagato sensei".

Is that correct?

Does Nagato sensei know this is how it's being presented?

There's a big responsibility on people to accurately pass on not only the words, but also the sentiment and context of these things.


As a side note - Hatsumi sensei could have easily had a list like this created and maintained at anytime in the Bujinkan's 30 or so year existance. Is it possible he has his own reasons for not doing so? Or maybe we just think he never thought of it...

Sincerely,

Posted on: 2009/2/25 21:39
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Re: Secrets of Shinden Fudo Ryu
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thats a great video especially to see a british woman all prim and proper just tossing a bloke around...hahaha



A British tv favourite that you might enjoy: Mr. Cholmondley-Warner and Grayson demonstrate methods of self-defence.


Posted on: 2009/2/19 5:07
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Re: Dojo websites
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Don't get me wrong - maybe it's a nice idea to make a list like this...

What I really meant to point out is that it suggests if a dojo hasn't signed up to being on the list then it's not valid.

This, or any reworded version that conveys similar, is incorrect and misleading.

Sincerely,

Posted on: 2009/1/15 23:07
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Re: Dojo websites
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onibujin.com also has a dojo directory like win. The guys who run it note who has proven to have a valid shidoshi-kai for the year.

I believe its backed by Nagato sensei.



The first thing you read when visiting that website is:

"Welcome to Onibujin the official network of Bujinkan dojos worldwide. "

Not wishing to ruffle too many feathers but this is simply not true is it?

Am I the only one who finds it misleading and (dare I say it) a little bit too self-important?

It reminds me of when BujinMag first started and described itself as 'the official publication of the Bujinkan'. Though those guys are doing a nice job with the magazine I think they graciously accepted that it was not the best choice of words and soon changed it...

Posted on: 2009/1/15 22:20
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