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Re: Kneeling kamae
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Are you talking about kanza no kamae?

Posted on: 2014/7/2 23:35
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Re: Instrictor attitudes on students training with other instructors.
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Ari, the said instructor was ex-Bujinkan. As in, his instructor dismissed him from his group. The beginning years of my enrollment however, that was not known to me. What was known was that he and his instructor had a falling out. To my young and excited mind and lack of knowledge of the art, that was no big deal. In my head, I think I remember believing it was because my instructor at the time had surpassed and was threatening to his own instructor.

Eventually there was a lot of talk about the Bujinkan becoming a cash-crop and taking money for membership cards and rank and you could only wear a red shirt to class if you were a godan. If you didn't leave class limping or bruised, you didn't train correctly. That's when a lot of red flags popped up and information started coming out on the net which made me get a lot of questions. Started asking those questions and threats were made so the questions stopped. Then more stupid rules followed like, from what I vaguely recall: 21+ pullups and 10 vertical push-ups in order to train, if someone shows up that said instructor didn't care for, an 'enforcer' was to damage them to the point of them not returning, and running a 14min 3 mile run for shodan.

During my dismissal scolding, instructor said it was his duty to physically injure me in front of the group as an example and that he then had to remove my name from the Bujinkan wall. ;) The wall we weren't a part of. It was cool.

Posted on: 2013/9/27 6:47
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Re: Instrictor attitudes on students training with other instructors.
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I spent around 8 years in a cult-like training group where outside training was not allowed. Should you choose to do so, the punishment was banishment from the group or the threat of physical damage to encourage the others not to do so as it was an insult 'to the Japanese' and the group itself from not trusting in the instructor's role of leadership.

At the time of my training with the said circle, information was not available about different ryu, terminology, membership cards, etc. which are found within the Bujinkan. Everything was taught as Togakure ryu and the Kihon Happo consisted of I think around 5 kata. Having questions and being kicked out was the best thing to ever happen to me and my training.

Posted on: 2013/9/26 6:00
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Re: If u go to Japan
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Oya kodon; it a bowl of rice with egg and vegetables and usually comes with a meat. My favorite is the yaki tori. It's a strip of chicken on a stick that you can get cheap from vendors on bicycles on street corners. Next time, I want to try the icecream bars you can get from their street vending machines.

Posted on: 2012/3/8 4:47
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Possible training in Jupiter, FL?
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End of July, I will be on my honeymoon in Jupiter, FL. Anyone capable of recommending a nearby group to train with? Can't venture too far for obvious reasons.

Posted on: 2011/4/29 6:49
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Re: Walking
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Jacob, as your his uke in the video, it is only fitting that you would want to support your instructor and I encourage that. Make sure you're getting legitmate training though and get to train "outside the circle". From my own viewpoint of the vid, it looks just like the majority of the rest of us that go into that category of needing to train more sanshin.

Posted on: 2011/4/26 5:30
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Re: Admin Team Gets New Member
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That's cool, Double D. I hear you get discounts on equipment with the promotion so double cool.

Posted on: 2010/11/24 5:35
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Re: Kamae
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Attitude, spirit, posture. Look at someone's kamae or how they walk or carry themselves, you can learn a lot about their intentions or how they're feeling. My fiance doesn't have to take a battle-ready fighting posture for me to know she is upset; it's already in her body language. When it's without words, it means I really need to be ready to up my ukemi.

Posted on: 2010/9/10 4:03
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Re: Columbia Tai Kai Godan Test
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Again, I'm looking for the LIKE button.

Posted on: 2010/9/10 3:59
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Re: Dojo Advice From a Shihan
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No fun in getting spoon-fed everything.

Posted on: 2010/9/8 6:15
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