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Re: Training while Injured...
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Alan,

I feel your pain.

I had my only serious training injury back about 4 years ago at hombu on a Friday night. Ironically, it was also my ankle. I didn't break it, but it was likely fractured (I never had it x-rayed). I wasn't able to walk without crutches for close to 3 months.

It was extremely frustrating at the time, but it turns out that I got in some really valuable training during that time. I kept going to Hatsumi-sensei's classes but I couldn't participate, I just sat and watched. As I mentioned it was really frustrating because of course I wanted to jump up and try everything. However, once I accepted that that wasn't going to happen, I got rid of the pressure of having to "do/try the technique". I was then able to really look much deeper into what Sensei was doing and see things much more as a whole. It's a little difficult to explain.

The point is that you can develop your "eyes" and get some really valuable training just by observing.

Good luck with your ankle.

Cheers,
Pete

Posted on: 2006/9/11 15:13
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Re: Training in Japan in September
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Cory,

Please introduce yourself Tuesday at Ayase. It would be nice to say hello.

Cheers,
Pete Reynolds

Posted on: 2006/9/1 15:54
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Re: In Japan in August
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Eva,

Thank you for introducing yourself at Ayase. It was nice meeting you and nice putting a face with the renowned internet personality.

I look forward to seeing you here again soon.

Cheers,
Pete

Posted on: 2006/8/23 11:40
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Re: Hoping to Move to Japan
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James,

Can you tell us a little more about you? Age? Intentions? Professional experience?

I recruit for the IT industry and if you have an IT background I may be able to help you.

Cheers,
Pete

Posted on: 2006/7/7 15:57
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Re: Fellow ninja needs work
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Alex,

Great, I'll check it out when I get to my office tomorrow morning.

Cheers,
Pete

Posted on: 2006/5/31 2:26
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Re: Fellow ninja needs work
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Hi Alex,

I do recruiting specifically in the IT sector here in Tokyo. Please contact me via pete @ adept-grp.com, if you'd like to discuss your situation.

Cheers,
Pete Reynolds

Posted on: 2006/5/29 17:57
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Re: Sensei in Today's Japan Times
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Shawn,

Thanks for the heads up.

I ran to four different places here around my office but they only had the Daily Yomiuri. Hopefully the newsstand at Ayase station will have it.

Cheers,
Pete

Posted on: 2006/5/9 18:27
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Re: Podgy's Tokyo Talk
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And I just wanted to say that it was truly a pleasure seeing the venerable Nodakko at Ayase last night!

Cheers,
Pete

Posted on: 2006/3/29 18:06
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Re: Fake Bujinkan
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There are some pictures on the site of someone attending a seminar in Moscow given by Lubos Pokorny. There also seems to be a sh*t-load of Bujinkan pictures that appear to have been downloaded from anywhere and everywhere. I can't imagine that anyone from their organization actually took all those pictures. As an example, there is a picture of Dick Severance and one of his students standing in front of Sensei's house. Why is that on an Iranian "Bujinkan" web-site?

I am pretty sure Sensei is aware of this organization and has already politely declined an invitation to Iran.

Cheers,
Pete

Posted on: 2006/2/6 11:34
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Re: First class of the year. Some thoughts.
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Double wow!

I just got home from tonight's class and there is already a post about it and wow #2, Arnaud has made an appearance. Hello my furry French friend.

Tonight's class was exciting, inspirational and thought provoking, but also a natural (shizen, an important theme for this year) continuation of last year. As Sensei has said before, it's always the next and the next and the next. Being complacent with your current level and your current understanding is never enough. We have to keep forging forward. To be satisfied with wherever you're, is tantamount to death. Gambatte kudasai! Keep going!

Just my initial thoughts.

Cheers,
Pete

Posted on: 2006/1/10 23:54
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