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Re: Bujinkan Budo Densho by Carsten Kuhn
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All,

I agree with some stuff ehre and disagree with other stuff. It seems as if our opinions are polarizing. Perhaps it is time to move on to something else?

Leam

Posted on: 2011/6/19 12:07
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Re: Bujinkan Budo Densho by Carsten Kuhn
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Well, I ordered one today. Will see how it goes.

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Posted on: 2011/6/16 7:41
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Re: Learning from Aikido?
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Papa-san,

Not really, though I did read before about breathing in, holding it a bit,and breathing out. All done slowly and with a medatative state of mind. If you have any recommendations I'm listening!

One of the issues I've faced with doing body control techniques is that I'm a largish fellow. It is way too easy to use muscle or mass to make up for not knowing the technique. That's a primary focus in this class for me; using the technique. I can add the muslce and mass after I know the technique.

Of course, back in CLT I was working out with the group and the instructor demonstrated a technique that just didn't work on me as well. Instead of making up some mumbo-jumbo excuse, which I've seen, we stopped and he worked with everyone to make it work on someone with the size differences. I probably had 4-6 inches in tall and maybe 60 pounds in wide on the rest of the students. I rather enjoyed letting them figure out the technique on me!

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Posted on: 2011/6/11 23:13
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Learning from Aikido?
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I am currently in a place where the only class I can afford is a free Aikido group that meets nearby. There's no taijutsu less than a few hours away, far as I can tell. Since body awareness and energy flow are not currently personal strengths, this gives me a good chance to build those up. Any other suggestions on things to focus on learning while I'm here?

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Leam

Posted on: 2011/6/11 13:21
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Re: Sudden loss of aerobic capacity?
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I have made it through two full classes of Aikido and both were fairly active. In addition to that I've been weight-lifting and swimming, so my capacity is coming back. Slowly, but working on it.

I appreciate all the comments, thoughts, and prayers you all have provided.

Leam

Posted on: 2011/6/11 13:16
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Re: Training in Charlotte
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Congratulations! Site looks nice, the dojo looks nice, and the pictures are pretty cool. Of course, you guys set up after I leave the area. ;)

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Posted on: 2011/3/28 11:01
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Re: Bujinkan Budô Training Manual ???
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Quote:

benkyoka wrote:
If you don't 'get it' by learning from a teacher, then the book probably won't help you.


I don't know how others learn, but for me the classroom time only seems to show the proper sequence of events. It takes study of still images or reading descriptions and time to let my brain process. I also enjoy being able to write notes on things but seldom seem to have time.

While it is great that some people can learn just from attending class, I am not one of those people.

Leam

Posted on: 2011/3/17 18:50
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Re: Bujinkan Budô Training Manual ???
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Quote:

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In my opinion, a densho is not a manual but rather a document to help the body and mind remember what has allready been learned (under a real teacher).


Perfect example of how to use a book! Excellent!

Leam

Posted on: 2011/3/17 8:28
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Re: Bujinkan Budô Training Manual ???
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Interesting looking books. While I would agree that learning froma book is definately not the ideal way to do this art, some of us are dense and adding a book to the learning toolbox helps us "get" it.

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Posted on: 2011/3/16 19:28
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Re: Sudden loss of aerobic capacity?
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Well, months of up and down got me back to the Dr for a chest x-ray. She thought I may (they use that word a lot here) have bronchitis and gave me a Z pack of antibiotics. Bad choice, it seems, as my body was also fighting off a viral infection. Once the "good" bacteria were gone the virus ran rampant through my gut. If their scales are correct I lost 20 pounds and spent a few days in the hospital.

Back in the saddle, sort of. Virus gone and I still have to train for the scuba class swim test next week. After that it will probably be back to Aikido class to get more body motion and foot work learning. Slowly building up endurance, it goes away much faster than it comes back!

I appreciate all the prayers and feedback, guys. Thanks!

Leam

Posted on: 2011/3/16 18:35
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