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Misguided ramblings Blog Tools Rating: Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 07-14-2007 05:40 PM
Possibly an endless train of possibly Aikido related thought.
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  #93 New 06-25-2011 06:27 PM
Ever since I saw Seven Samurai I wanted to be Kambei. Not much ever affects Kambei. I suppose he's the personification of a view of Samurai like you find in Hagakure and other writings; he's stoic, composed.

So today we were on a bus heading back from a teachers course and this guy starts hurling abuse and threats at us and we simply ignored him. Even after he moved closer we still essentially ignored him, kept our body language neutral, our voices calm, even and clear and it was apparent the guy was totally baffled.

We said next to nothing and just watched him and he would become more abusive, trying to get a reaction and then go quiet and then try again and we just watched him, like Kambei watches Kikuchiyo.

Eventually we decided it was best to get off the bus, we wanted room to draw and use our weapons since we were both convinced he was armed and it seemed a confrontation was inevitable.

As we did so he starts asking if we want to get off and fight and we simply calmly said "no" and made to get off the bus. This is when he noticed the weapons bags, which had been kinda hidden in the piles of kit on our seats and he asked what was in the bag and we didn't answer.

At this point another guy, who I'm guessing didn't need to told what was in a long bag with kanji all over it, or was potentially in the bag since people often assume that there are shinken in there, starts talking to the cretin advising him to back off.

We weren't followed off the bus.
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