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Re: Columbia Tai Kai Godan Test
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Posted on: 2010/10/20 13:35
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Re: Why does being a ninja make you more of a target?
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i liked this topic. anyone have any thing else to say? I got some.

Have you ever noticed that some ppl call themselves ninja, or boast about practicing ninjutsu, but you never really hear practicioners of aikijustu, jujustu, kenjustu ect. callin themselves samurai. Nor do you hear karateka, judoka, ect asking questions about things kuji in, saiminjustu, kayakujutsu, or other esoteric beleifs or out dated methods/techniques that the general public shrugs off as fantasy or parlor tricks/power of sugestion.


Other martial art styles have regular competition to see who knows what, not just for the sake of winning and losing, yet BJK doesn't. Also, when one practitioner starts runnin their mouth about another, they can take it to the ring and work out their differences. a whipped dog wont bark. Imagine for a second what would happen in the BJK if such a competition existed.


In the years that i've been following this art (never really formally trained, and still cant) ive seen so many beginners asking sensless questions about gunpowder, stealth, breaking in/out of places, and other things that are TOTALLY USELESS today, unless your in some sort of special forces unit or gov. work, but then again, they teach you all that.


Also, I've noticed there is a lucritive business in the BJK, especially for higher ups. I bought one of Soke's dvds a long time ago. I was disappointed because it was $40 for 30min of footage. I never bought another one after that. Did get a few of his books though, great reads!
Then there's the whole issue of RVD's HSC and rank through mail. Man, there's a money maker right there. Instructors write books/produce DVD's because the market is there, along with potential for huge profits, even if only thier students buy them.


Other reasons the other guys in the MA world think we're all crazy is because of the ranking system in the BJK. I once saw a documentary on the kendo 8th dan test. you have to be over 45 if memory serves me right, and you have to have been 7th dan for close to 8yrs (no one quote me, i haven't seen it in a while). There are very few in japan, much less out of japan who have passed the test. Most styles have strict rules when it comes to ranking, yet in our art there a 15 dan ranks in addition to the 9 kyu ranks.thats a little overkill, no? also, the rate at which ppl are promoted. you could almost say were in a McDojo. Speaking of which, a TKD dojang opened up down the street bein run by a young korean kid, 4 degree blackbelt. He told me they focus on competition. After i told him about my previous expirence in TKD he took me to the mat for some demos. Afterwards he said he could promote me to blkbelt with a quickness if i would agree to teach. I said no dice. What would be the point?



Good Lord, I got carried away with this post. Well, thats my 2 cents on this thread. I seriously hope i didn't offend anybody, that is not my intention. I just wanted to answer a question based on an 'outsiders' perspective. if this is an inappropriate response feel free to flag it/delete it, what have you. if anyone wants to continue the discussion via pm thats fine too, because i have alot of questions myself i would love to discuss.

Posted on: 2010/10/19 9:25
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Re: Disturbing trend...
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i once saw a documentary on youtube bout a guy going for his 8th dan in kendo... the exam is harder than the bar exam or medical exam for dr's and lawyers... not only that but you gotta be a certain age to even apply... y dont they do that in the bjk? does anyone think that its odd for a realatively new ma system to have so many practitioners who are 7+ dan?

Posted on: 2010/7/1 6:12
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Kawa no nagare no yoni
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Hey guys!!


I was hopin someone could help me out here, i know its been a while.....


I'm lookin for an english translation to this song, Mariachi Vargas plays this one in spanish and japanese, but only the first verse in spanish. Does anyone know the song, and if so could you give me the translation is english or spanish (whicever you prefer)?


It's a really beautiful soundong song and I wanna learn to play it so I can sing it in my Mariachi Group!!

Posted on: 2010/5/12 14:50
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Re: Self-Training Accountability?
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I hit it hard for the past two days so i feel better. Also I started takin supplements, we'll see how that goes. I think I'm gonna weigh in this weekend. How's your plan goin?

Posted on: 2010/2/19 11:43
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Re: Self-Training Accountability?
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Yea, I worked on v-day at this restaurant I used to work at and didn't get home till 12, then I hadto be up at 5:30becuase I strted a new job and its a bit far from ehre i live and I didn't wanna be late so I skipped my workout yeterday and today in exchange for sleep. I packed myu bag though to go straight to the gym after work tomorrow. No more excuses. I feel like crap though... This weekend really got to me...

My job is fun so far, the training atleast. I wonder what its gonna be like when we get on the line. I'ma build Tundras for Toyota!! Everyone's tellin me that they're goin down but I dont think so....

Posted on: 2010/2/17 12:27
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Re: Self-Training Accountability?
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Hell yea!! Good Shot!!

Man, I hit it so hard yesterday, I ended up working out an extra 20 min. I did regular bench, then i did incline, but it was too much about halfway through my second set... Man, I felt like crap, my bench and incline were always the same, if incline wasn't more... So I made up for it by doing 3 sets of incline with dumbells instead. Not too happy...
Then I did rows and wide grip lat pulldowns and MAN!! My back feels great today! You know how you get that soreness that hurts like hell but feels sooo good you cant help but mess with it? Oh yea...
Then I did some chest press and overhead press and by then I was worn out. I overkilled it with some light curls but I had trouble again through tthe second set so I hopped on the treadmill for cardio...
My legs are still real sore from the day before.

Man I feel Great!!


Oh yeah, I also had a salad with my sandwiches during lunch, but for some reason it made me hungrier. Then after working out I was so hungry I almost ate my shirt.... It felt good though, at least I know I burned more calories than I took in yeaterday...


Keep it up!!

Posted on: 2010/2/13 1:30
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Re: Self-Training Accountability?
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yea, when I first started to hit the gym, all I ate was beef, chicken and mushrooms, broccoli and zuchini (sp?), along with plenty of avocado (man, i love me some avocado, especially guacamole) and corn tortillas.... but man, it gets expensive! Plus I started eatin more! Then, like 2 wks ago, the belt got tighter, and not the i lost wieght kind of tight. So for the moment I'm low on the cash flow, but I'ma be comin back up in a week or two, then I get my steak and veggies on again, with avocado... Oh man, I love avocado... Is that bad?


So I hit the gym really hard today for a good leg work out... I ate good, but now I'm hungry again :(

Oh the temptation!!

Posted on: 2010/2/11 13:02
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Re: Self-Training Accountability?
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I'll check that out... I usually read Men's Health for that kind info...

As for myself, my theory, based on my on researching and tips form other people who know these types of things is to always make it a point to burn off more than I take in. I.E, off the bat, I drank 2 sodas today, so If I burn at least 300 calories between warm up and cardio, I feel like I'm makin progress. Especially since I would be burning WAAY more than that wile hitting the weights.
Also, the bigger your muscles are, the more fat you'll burn automatically, so my deal is that if I do less reps with more weight and concentrate mostly on the larger muscle groups, I'll burn fat faster.


Watchin what you eat is also a big thing. Currently I try not to take in too much sugar like candies and sodas and what not. Beleive it or not, if you ditch it for like a month or two, you can really feel the effects that it has on your body. Like for me, in my family, all the men gain weight in the lower gut. When I drink sodas and eat candies I can almost feel all of the unused sugar go striaght there. Or its just in my mind... Either way, It keeps me from taking in a whole lot. I used to drink sodas all day everyday, but now its like one or two. Candy I try to keep as far away as possible.

Then the other half of the battle is just the will to succeed (Sp?). I drive to the gym, usually right after work...

Then I just unleash the beast. Gotta put on the right music to get me hyped, get my game face on, and keep my eye's on the prize! Plus, there be some FINE lookin ladies at the gym... whoo buddy!! What better motivation! Gotta get my swoll on, the only six pack they wanna see is a six pack of abs!! Gotta get to it!!


I'm gettin hyped just thinkin bout it!! I can't wait to get outta here and head to the gym!!

Right now I am not as concerned with the results as I am with the consistency. First I gotta make it a habit, then it'll take care of itself... What do you think?


*sorry for such a long post.... got carried away...*

Posted on: 2010/2/11 5:42
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Re: Self-Training Accountability?
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yeah Leam!! Get some!! Argh!! I was all stressed out last week cuz I wasn't in the gym, and now this week since I've been back, I've been all HYPED!! RAWR!!! Its that rush of testosterone!

We should keep this post going, I think anyone who joins in and keeps us updated will reach their goals!!

Posted on: 2010/2/10 23:41
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