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Old 09-13-2013, 10:23 AM   #51
Chris Li
 
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Re: Beginners should not be allowed to act as uke.

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Cliff Judge wrote: View Post
If the police departments had their own dojo and training programs already, then obviously branding is everything with regards to Takeda, because why else would you train with a guy who would demand "would a bushi allow a technique to be applied to him?" There were no bushi and hadn't been for some time - bushi were a thing of the recent past.
Well, his badass reputation, what else?

Their training programs weren't any more modern that what he was doing, in most cases.

I think you're reading too much into that quote. In Japanese, especially Japanese of that era, it's more like "would a warrior allow a technique to be applied to him?" than what you're attempting to imply.

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Chris

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