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We will be mobilized!?!?!?!
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Sooooooo....
Apparently we will all be mobilized as the Bujinkan to fight evil in the world. Get ready *tongue massively in cheek*
http://www.starshipearththebigpicture.com/tag/dragon-family/
"In addition to the financial sanctions against the Feds, the worlds’ martial arts societies will be mobilized to finish off the genocidal faction of the Khazarian mafia. Chodoin Daikaku, the ostensible head of many of the world’s martial arts factions, is being relieved of his duties and will be replaced by Masaaki Hatsumi, head of the Bujinkan Dojo. The reason for this is that Daikaku, whose real name is Ryosuke Matsuura, has refused to mobilize the martial arts societies under his supposed leadership despite being presented with ample proof that the Khazarian mafia has been actively trying to murder more than 90% of the world’s population. In other words, multiple blows have been struck against the human race and, despite a legitimate need for self-defense, he does nothing."

Posted on: 2016/4/20 5:17
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Wakizashi Question
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I'm looking to get some more clarification on the pronunciation of Wakizashi. I was teaching class tonight and there was a new student in the class who lived with his family for 15 years in Japan. After class he was asking questions and I said Wakizashi and he said, "no, it's washizaki." I was confused because I have never heard it said that way. I didn't want to make a big deal about it so I moved on, and said, "anyway, a shoto" and he said a shoto was not the same thing as a washizaki (his pronunciation) and that it was only for sepuku. At this point I said he was wrong and regardless to the point anyway of what I was trying to teach him. For those of you who have spent more time in Japan than I have and speak it better, have you every heard it pronounced "washizaki?" I've checked my sword books on nihonto and they all list the name as wakizashi and state a shoto is any short sword, be it kodachi or wakizashi.

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Re: Ryu-ha or not so much?
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The study of the ryu has become one of my favorite aspects of training now. I trained in other martial arts before the Bujinkan and competed and sparred a lot and built a name and reputation for myself at that time when I was younger. I enjoy learning the waza from the individual ryuha, and learning them from good teachers who understand them and train with Japanese Shihan regularly. I myself have not yet been to Japan, but I plan on changing that this year. Anyway, for me it has become one of the driving forces for my continued training in martial arts as a whole, not just the Bujinkan.

Posted on: 2014/5/27 13:12
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Re: Kamidana
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I made my own that was basically an elaborate version of a Torri gate, based it on this design: http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/221340118249?lpid=82
I then added a circular mirror to the inside.

Posted on: 2014/5/3 6:19
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Re: Which books would you recommend?
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bklynjames, you've made this posted a few time, I'm just going to respond to it here. All they are are pictures, drawings actually. They show the sequence of movement of techniques. If your teacher is teaching you the wazas of the schools, then it can help to go along with your own class notes. If your teacher isn't teaching these (as you noted in an earlier post that you are realizing the wazas aren't so much important but rather what you get from them) at the moment, then they won't help you at all. While you can see a sequence of movement from drawings, there isn't any text and no instruction, so they won't help you learn the correct way to do the wazas or what the key lessons to learn from them are. If you get to a point where your instructor is teaching you the wazas, then sure, because they can help you remember what you were taught in class. In most Bujinkan schools I've been to, you will focus on TenChJin stuff up till Shodan, then get more focussed ryuha training in the upper black belt levels. If this is the case, your teacher will teach you from his notes, which are like your schools own densho, you can then make your notes from these. Get it? Then, with the class instruction, and the notes, then the books can be a useful aid.

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Takagi Wazas in Video, not Book
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Hello Buyu, I am brushing up on my Takagi Yoshin Ryu wazas and comparing the DVD to the book, Unarmed Fighting Techniques of the Samurai. In the video there are two wazas not found by name in the book: Hane Komi and Sakate Nage. Sometimes the wazas go by different names, I was wondering if anyone knew what other names these go by in the book. Thanks!

Posted on: 2014/4/3 14:26
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Re: Principles
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pm-ing you

Posted on: 2014/4/3 1:19
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Re: TOGAKURE'S TAJ JUTSU
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According to the book, Takamatsu Toshitsugu - the last shinobi, and I think that the wazas back this up, the Shinobi ryuha focused primarily on evasion, escape, and espionage. The Shinobi were then encouraged to learn martial arts principles and techniques from various sources. At one point the head of Togakure Ryu met up with the head of the Gyokko Ryu and the Gyokko Ryu influenced the much of the ninja training. There are wazas from Togakure Ryu, but you aren't going to find them easily without learning them from a teacher who knows them. By the time Takamatsu began learning from his uncle, Gyokko Ryu, Shinden Fudo Ryu, Koto Ryu, and the ninja ryuha had all come together in one grand master. It appears from the history book that he taught them in sequence to Takamatsu, starting with Shinden Fudo Ryu and ending with the ninja ryuha.

Giuseppe, you may want to put in more time training and less time asking questions that aren't going to help with your training. I can personally attest that the ninja ryuha techniques won't be of much use unless you have a good foundation in martial arts training from the other ryuha. According to the book the first thing his uncle showed him when he began his ninja training was shoten no jutsu, running up walls. You aren't going to find some super secret technique in trying to learn about the ninja ryu, especially not one that will be answered in an online forum. Listen to your teacher and do what he teaches in class. If you focus on the San Shin and the Kihon Happo and become proficient in these, it will make other wazas open up to you. Wazas and techniques are only the very beginning of the training. Hatsumi says that if you focus on the wazas you will get killed. You need to train over and over again until you have the principles ingrained.

Posted on: 2014/2/20 7:55
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Re: Conditioning advice.
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Yeah, like I said, there is a heavy emphasis in supplements because it is part of bodybuilding.com; protein shakes are about all I bother with, that and BCAA powder added to water. Not all of the exercises go to failure on the program, but if one isn't used to intense weightlifting then they would probably be sore for the first few weeks. Anyway, it was a suggestion to check out since it's free. I'm enjoying it.

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Re: Conditioning advice.
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Kris Gethin has had several injuries and shows how he overcomes them. Kris injured his elbow also, he uses special sleeves that allow him to keep lifting weights.

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