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Re: Training fee
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Yes, sorry, please PM me the prices if you can. I haven't had a PM in quite a while.

Jan you may as well lock this thread then.

Thank you.

Posted on: 2007/11/16 4:38
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Hi,
Please can anyone provide the current training fee for Hombu (Soke's classes). And does anyone know how much the DKMS is this year? Approximates will do.
Thank you.

Posted on: 2007/11/16 4:19
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Re: hu or fu?
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Hi Don,
Thank you so much for clearing that up, that makes a lot more sense now. I hadn't considered it was a new sound. So it is actually more of a combination eg fhu!

どうもありがとう

Posted on: 2007/11/15 4:44
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hu or fu?
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Hi,
Does anyone know if ふ is pronounced as hu or fu? Or does it depend on the word?

Posted on: 2007/11/15 1:06
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Re: Hombu training schedule
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That is correct Ari. There used to be a schedule of regular classes at Hombu not just the Soke's.

Posted on: 2007/11/7 6:15
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There used to be a list of regular classes at Hombu dojo but it seems to have disappeared.

Anyway does anyone know of any training on the Monday before the Daikomyosai (Hombu or elsewhere)? Or on any of the other nights of the DKMS and also the Friday?

Thank you for any info.
Tony

Posted on: 2007/11/7 5:43
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Re: "street fight"
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Hi Ed, when I studied other martial arts "fighting on the street" originally meant outside of the realm of the dojo. For example in karate competitions, sparring and kata were about 'out performing' the opponents rather than preserving oneself (although it often felt like it for me in sparring). Teachers used the term 'street fight' to indicate a common situation where one is going about ones business (walking down the street) and is set upon by an attacker and therefore in a situation to use real self defense. So teachers would often find it easy to say "you can use empi (elbow) techniques if you are in a street fight, even though it is illegal in competition" etc. There was a lot of talk about what to do in a street fight and several martial artists have made full careers by teaching street fighting martial arts as they call them. Quite often the argument is 'this technique won't work in the street' and 'traditional martial arts are useless' but usually the solution is just more theory from the teacher. To be honest I can not remember the last time I was threatened by just a single attacker, perhaps the evil-doers of this world have figured out that thanks to martial arts anyone can now potentially put up a fight one-on-one so they better pair up or carry weapons. At this point street fight loses its word meaning for me, in the same way as dueling lost it's meaning before then. People might even feel that training in general realy is useless.

I think peoples expectations from martial arts training has to be realistic, even if the training can not. Training can never be totally real or it would not be training. But that does not make training less valuable. For example all current military personnel must undergo some form of basic training. Does this guarantee their invincibility and success in combat? Probably not. Can we skip the training and go straight to the situation where they need it instead? Absolutely not.

Posted on: 2007/10/3 1:12
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Re: China kung fu monks seek apology for ninja affront
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"Japanese ninja came to Shaolin, asked for a fight and many monks failed to beat him". Perhaps this happened in a movie or a dream. It would be interesting to read what was actually written by '5 minutes a day' but it's probably too late now.

I think this is a prime example of why the internet is dangerous.

Posted on: 2007/8/31 23:53
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Re: Anyone else sick of hearing about "The Warrior Creed"?
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Oh lord, don't get me started on this "sick child is a warrior" stuff ...

It's one of my pet hates.

I also can't stand it when people call a businessman a "corporate warrior" or when they call the single mother raising her kids alone "a warrior."

The "corporate warrior" rubbish can possibly be traced to the popularity of Musashi's Go Rin no Sho on Wall Street in the 1970s and 1980s.

This whole politically-correct nonsense started out as "Everyone is a Winner" but now it seems to have evolved to become "Everyone is a Warrior."

Feh ...

Adrian Hendry


I think the basic concept of "living values" is that we are all HUMAN (not warriors). And that all humans share a core set of instinctive species preserving tendencies.

And it seems reasonable that at some point most humans face hardship and danger. When someone stands up to face these challenges we can call this person a warrior fighting their own personal battle if we like. Hence the very old expression 'to soldier on'.

But the warrior creed supercedes this because it is about protecting others, about risking your neck for your fellow humans, and you can not say that about everyone can you? Sure everyone can 'know' the warrior creed but not everyone can live up to it's message at all times (me included).

Anyway, it sounds as if you are just disillusioned with the whole concept and wish to share your disillusion with everyone else. Thanks, but I think you are missing out on something valuable.

Posted on: 2007/8/10 0:32
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Re: Anyone else sick of hearing about "The Warrior Creed"?
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No I am not sick of hearing about the warrior creed actually. I hardly ever hear about it enough, at work I never hear it, at home we dont discuss it, it's never on the cable. Reading this thread was the first mention all day. People just are not interested I guess. You must be, I assume, surrounded by people who go on about it all the time. Maybe I would get sick of it too if that were the case.

I tell you what I am sick of though, pointless conflict. I think that is a big part of it. What is worth fighting over? And how does conflict start?

Posted on: 2007/8/8 4:40
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