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Re: little yellow cards (bujinkan membership) WTF?
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To be honest, my former teacher kept getting things mixed up, so I missed cards for a couple of years. Then, when in JPN for a few weeks I went to Hombu... and they said get it from your teacher.

So, I haven't really had a membership card for years. Not something I really worry about.

Posted on: 2009/9/12 7:48
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Re: Ranking accepted in other dojo?
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To be honest, I care if the teacher is godan or higher. The rest, well, maybe it's because I'm now over 40, doesn't really matter so much. I've seen blackbelts who weren't much and green belts who had a lot of talent. Enh.

Posted on: 2009/7/3 7:06
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Re: Things to be aware of while at the Hombu
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I sincerely hope that people do listen, but doubt that they will. I've got allergies and have made even sure that I don't cough on anyone. If you're caughing and hacking, there's plenty more that you can do in Tokyo (than infecting people out in Noda).

As a BTW, they're asking anyone coming from North America or infected areas to check with authorities upon arrival at Narita. If you're sick and go straight through and end up infecting people later, authorities do say that you can be given a big fine, chucked in jail or deported.

THE Don Roley! I promised you a beer over on E-Budo the next time I (El Guapo-san) was in town, if memory serves correctly.

Posted on: 2009/5/16 0:11
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Re: Another request for info on Tokyo area training
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Muchas gracias, have done so.

Geoff Freeman

Posted on: 2009/5/14 2:20
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Re: The Case For Systemic Effectiveness
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If it is any help, one shihan that I've trained with for years (given when possible time-wise) out a good thought this way- "Train for your surroundings."

What's effective in one place (Amsterdam), because of an atmosphere or set of elements (bikesm traffic, bricks), may be completely out of place in another (Paris, Tokyo, SFC). If your surroundings can change, then you adapt.

Posted on: 2009/5/13 15:30
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Re: Another request for info on Tokyo area training
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Hi Rob,

Would it be OK to come along this coming Sunday (17 May)? I'm in town for a family visit, and have part of that day free. I haven't been training of late due to work, but have been training for the past few years in the Netherlands with one of the higher ranked local teachers and a European shihan.

Best, R_S

Posted on: 2009/5/13 14:22
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Re: Sveneric's openings speech
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It's even better to go a seminar when he's in your neck of the woods...

Posted on: 2009/3/29 12:16
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Re: Three points of contact
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Good thread.

I'll sit on the sidelines and let others talk, well, that and my own little sensei here is wailing for some dinner.

Posted on: 2009/2/1 2:54
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Three points of contact
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I was reading a science article today, and there was an interesting quote:

"... quadrupeds walk by moving their left hind leg first, followed by their left foreleg. Then they repeat the same pattern with the right leg. All quadrupeds walk in the same pattern and differ only in the timing of their steps.

The reason that their manner of walking is so universal, Dr Horváth said, is that it provides the maximum static stability. In other words, when walking slowly, a horse's or dog's body is supported at all times by three feet on the ground, which form a triangle. The closer their centre of mass is to the centre of those three points, the more stable they will be."

It reminded me of class a number of times where my teacher was constantly talking about maintaining three points of contact with the uke to retain stability and control. Looks like there is something to learn from Mother Nature (or old kitties) after all.

Omoshiroi.

Posted on: 2009/1/28 3:11
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Re: Bujinkan based newsletter
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I'm on three dojo mailing lists and haven't gotten my card for this year (or last), since my teacher kept forgetting to bring the cards to class and now I'm 2 1/2 hours away (although I make it when I can). Does that bother me? Nope. I'm still welcome in class any time.

BTW- The last two times I heard "Gambatte ne" was when my mother in law told me to keep speaking Japanese and my wife was staring at the nature channel hoping that a seal got away from a shark that was chasing it (it did, happy seal).

Posted on: 2008/5/19 6:40
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