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Old 12-21-2014, 02:16 PM   #1
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Hilarious Super Powers

"6. Half a dozen strong men can't lift even a girl if they try it with her arms held in the position shown."

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Old 12-21-2014, 04:24 PM   #2
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Re: Hilarious Super Powers

"And in this next trick, O Sensei is holding a jo...."
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:24 AM   #3
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Re: Hilarious Super Powers

The original article from 1928 Popular Mechanics

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Old 12-22-2014, 11:24 AM   #4
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Re: Hilarious Super Powers

Nice...

Also, thanks for the last link David I find myself reading the whole edition of the magazine.

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Old 12-22-2014, 11:32 AM   #5
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Re: Hilarious Super Powers

IIRC Takeda Sokaku worked in a circus.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:38 PM   #6
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Re: Hilarious Super Powers

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Also, thanks for the last link David I find myself reading the whole edition of the magazine.
No problem - its like a time machine

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IIRC Takeda Sokaku worked in a circus.
Strong man? Clown? Something else?

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Old 12-22-2014, 01:10 PM   #7
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Re: Hilarious Super Powers

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David Soroko wrote: View Post
Strong man? Clown? Something else?
"1877 Secretly departs from Osaka to join Takamori Saigo's army, but later abandons plan.
Set out on journey to Kyushu for self-training (September). Joins a troupe of acrobats in Nagasaki Prefecture."
http://blog.aikidojournal.com/2011/0...tanley-pranin/

Maybe performing feats of strenght and balance like the one shown in this same era sculpture.
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/l...4-details.aspx
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Also: http://blog.aikidojournal.com/2012/0...he-same-as-ki/

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Old 12-22-2014, 06:18 PM   #8
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So he pulled a Jackie Chan?

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