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Richard Elias
02-20-2010, 02:37 PM
Takamura ha Shindo Yoshin ryu
Two day seminar with
Toby Threadgill, Menkyo Kaiden

Saturday May 22nd and Sunday May 23rd 2010
10:00 am -- 5:00pm

Day 1: Jujutsu and Kenjutsu principles

Day 2: Jujutsu and Tantojutsu relationships

To be held at:
Student Recreation Center, Cal State Fullerton Martial Arts Studio

$60.00 per day, if paid by May 1st
$75.00 at the door

Make checks payable to:
John Lovato
5846 Eastbrook Ave.
Lakewood, CA 90713

For information and reserve a spot contact:
Kenshinyokan@ca.rr.com

Hosted by the Kenshinyokan dojo

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb13/johnlovato1/Mayflyer.jpg

SeiserL
02-20-2010, 06:56 PM
Excellent instructor.
Great host organization.
Highly recommend.
If I was still in So Cal, I would be there.

Keith Larman
02-23-2010, 11:04 PM
I'll be there... Hopefully healthy this time around.

Richard Elias
03-05-2010, 09:07 PM
We've found it necessary to move the location of the seminar.

The seminar will now be located at the Senpokan dojo of Tony Alvarez sensei.

The Senpokan dojo is located at:
1300 East Wilshire Ave.
Unit #G
Santa Ana, Ca. 92705

We are also offering payment through Paypal at:
yanagi@ca.rr.com

The time and all other information remains the same.

Here's an updated version of the flyer for those who'd like to post it in their dojo (Thanks :)).

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb13/johnlovato1/Mayflyer-1.jpg

Richard Elias
04-28-2010, 11:58 PM
For those interested in attending this is the last week to pre-register for this seminar.

Keith Larman
05-23-2010, 08:44 PM
Hey, Rich, it was a blast as usual. Thanks for hosting it (and a thanks to Tony for allowing the use of his dojo). You're going to have to start wearing goggles when you train, however... ;)

Toby Threadgill
05-25-2010, 11:42 AM
Hi Guys,

I had a great time seeing everyone and look forward to doing it again.

I'd also like to thank Keith for bringing that beautiful katana for us to admire. A really outstanding piece.

Toby

Janet Rosen
05-25-2010, 01:23 PM
Hey, small worlders: Keith, I'm aiming to see you at the sword show at SF this Sunday afternoon. Toby, still hoping it works for me to catch your Sept. seminar at Aikido of Berkeley.

Keith Larman
05-25-2010, 04:11 PM
Hey, small worlders: Keith, I'm aiming to see you at the sword show at SF this Sunday afternoon.

This Sunday? I'll be in my backyard planting squash and eggplant. The SF Token Kai is in August...

Keith Larman
05-25-2010, 04:16 PM
I'd also like to thank Keith for bringing that beautiful katana for us to admire. A really outstanding piece.

Toby

Well, I remember when I first got that piece in I thought of how you guys move with your blades. The balance on it was so nice I thought you'd like it.

But it was my pleasure and the least I could do considering all you've done. Thanks for keeping it alive and sharing it. Now if I could just find a way to be able to afford to properly study yet another art... But for that, I really should talk with Johnny and Rich to see how they feel. I need more hours in each day.

Rob Watson
05-25-2010, 06:19 PM
... Johnny and Rich to see how they feel. I need more hours in each day.
They teach that time dilation thingy, too? Man, I've really gotta get out more ...

Janet Rosen
05-25-2010, 07:23 PM
This Sunday? I'll be in my backyard planting squash and eggplant. The SF Token Kai is in August...

LOL! I had it memorized as a Sunday on which I have to pick my mom up at SFO - as it happens she's quite the travelling senior, and I got my SFO trips confused. Plant away, Mr. Larman! :) I shall find something else to amuse myself w/ en route. this wkend!

Keith Larman
05-25-2010, 10:00 PM
They teach that time dilation thingy, too? Man, I've really gotta get out more ...

Well, he's one of those guys who can move without telegraphing it. That might be moving at "the speed of light". And of course at speed like that time dilation *does* become an issue... ;)

Of course he explained a bit on how he could move quickly. My brain kinda understands what he said. And I can kinda see how to do it. But actually doing it... Good lord I suck...

Keith Larman
05-25-2010, 10:02 PM
Well, I remember when I first got that piece in I thought of how you guys move with your blades. The balance on it was so nice I thought you'd like it.

Forgot that I was going to put an image of the sword we're discussing in the reply.

http://moderntosho.com/images/Kokuten/Komiya_Kokuten_Tachi.JPG

and

http://moderntosho.com/images/Kokuten/Komiya_Kokuten_Tachi%20(14).JPG

And Toby, I told you it was 28". It is actually 29". The fact that it was forged as a tachi with deeper curvature makes it feel shorter than it is. Another one of those subtle things about well forged and shaped swords.

Janet Rosen
05-26-2010, 12:03 AM
Sweet!

Toby Threadgill
05-28-2010, 05:15 PM
Keith,

If I had a spare 15-18k hanging around, I know exactly how I'd spend it. That sword would be mounted and in my dojo.

Toby

Keith Larman
05-28-2010, 06:10 PM
If I had a spare 15-18k hanging around,

Doesn't everyone? :D

Frankly I wish I did myself... I just like how it feels. I even know what fittings I'd use, the wrap, etc...