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Old 11-17-2005, 09:30 AM   #26
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

Serious - When we're asleep we're at our most vulnerable - this is by far the best time to kill someone (see tactics of attacking at night, from ninjas to SAS). We know this psychologically, so keeping weapons handy makes sense on some level.

I slept in some less than safe environments on me travels - and now usually wake up instantly if someone enters the room I'm in - I once grabbed the sister of my roommate by the throat as I didn't know she was in the house, and she was reaching for something in my bedside cabinet (said sorry LOTS!!!).

I guess the question is, what's putting you in a state where you feel the need for a bokken? I heard in Canada people leave their doors open

If it helps any - when a current 8th dan Shihan was an uchi deshi - He slept with his bokken because he was concerned about a ghost at hombu.

Less serious - No...it's too easy
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Old 11-17-2005, 09:54 AM   #27
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

i find that a well handled bokken can become more than a mere weapon, it can be a changer of t.v. channels, a switcher on and off of lights, a mover of things that are in the way of other things.

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Old 11-17-2005, 11:30 AM   #28
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

Personally, I haven't found myself quite *that* lonely yet. I mean, I love my weapons, but they just don't keep ya warm at night.

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Old 11-17-2005, 02:36 PM   #29
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

Waking up in the morning with your bokken beside you. That brings a whole new meaning to "Morning Wood"

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Old 11-17-2005, 03:08 PM   #30
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

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Waking up in the morning with your bokken beside you. That brings a whole new meaning to "Morning Wood"

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Old 11-17-2005, 04:52 PM   #31
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

I keep a variety of weapons in the draws under my bed and also around my room. Actually some days you can bearly see the floor for weapons.There's always a weapon or two within reach.
It's very likely infact that an intruder, upon entering my room, would slip over on a jo or something and break their neck. At which point I would roll over and mutter "Watch your ukemi".
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Old 11-17-2005, 05:13 PM   #32
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

'a mover of things that are in the way of other things'

Classic.

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Old 11-18-2005, 04:07 AM   #33
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

*giggle* ...
yeah .... I love you guys and yer weapons too!!!
wha????? ohhh comeon ..... I had to say it!!! ..... it was begging me to!

Dance your cares away .... worry for another day ... let the music play .... down in fraggle rock!

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Old 11-18-2005, 10:13 AM   #34
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

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*giggle* ...
yeah .... I love you guys and yer weapons too!!!
wha????? ohhh comeon ..... I had to say it!!! ..... it was begging me to!




Control, Emma. Control.

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Old 11-19-2005, 03:47 AM   #35
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Control, Emma. Control.

Yeah .... but I wouldnt have been true to myself if I hadnt said it!!!!
*breathes* ... ok .... Im done

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Old 11-20-2005, 01:09 PM   #36
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

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*giggle* ...
yeah .... I love you guys and yer weapons too!!!
wha????? ohhh comeon ..... I had to say it!!! ..... it was begging me to!

hey emma dont all guys wake up with a wooden tool

some things are so dear and so precious you have to let them go
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Old 11-20-2005, 06:09 PM   #37
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

Normally, my bokkens sleep together inside a case in my dojo.Close to my bed i keep my sword, it is just because it was the best place I could find to place it.

I´m not specting a ninja visit during night, are you??

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Old 11-21-2005, 01:12 AM   #38
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Normally, my bokkens sleep together inside a case in my dojo.Close to my bed i keep my sword, it is just because it was the best place I could find to place it.

I´m not specting a ninja visit during night, are you??
what a man in black ... visiting me in the middle of the night and creeping in my bedroom???? ... sigh ... a girl can like in hope!!!!!

Dance your cares away .... worry for another day ... let the music play .... down in fraggle rock!

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Old 11-21-2005, 02:41 AM   #39
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what a man in black ... visiting me in the middle of the night and creeping in my bedroom???? ... sigh ... a girl can like in hope!!!!!
*slap* control your self emma your shameless girl ok ok im wishing too

some things are so dear and so precious you have to let them go
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:50 AM   #40
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hey emma dont all guys wake up with a wooden tool
Yeah you're right, but I think that its a tool for a slightly different purpose.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:14 AM   #41
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Yeah you're right, but I think that its a tool for a slightly different purpose.
michael what ever can you mean

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Old 11-22-2005, 06:33 AM   #42
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

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Yeah you're right, but I think that its a tool for a slightly different purpose.
Yours truly is a strange dojo if you only think that it is for a different purpose

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Old 11-22-2005, 07:06 AM   #43
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

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what a man in black ... visiting me in the middle of the night and creeping in my bedroom???? ... sigh ... a girl can like in hope!!!!!
Whoa, so girl's actually like this? Wow, I might actually wake them up rather than just watching them!


Only joking!!!

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Old 11-22-2005, 07:07 AM   #44
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Ah, the old 'The only way to win a girls heart is to kick her door in at 4am...' one.

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:30 AM   #45
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Ah, the old 'The only way to win a girls heart is to kick her door in at 4am...' one.
I don't know about all that...

If you bring chocolate, she'll probably like you more.

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Old 11-22-2005, 10:34 AM   #46
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

You can skip the door kicking and just bring the chocolate.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:38 AM   #47
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

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You can skip the door kicking and just bring the chocolate.
I rest my case.

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Old 11-22-2005, 12:33 PM   #48
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

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You can skip the door kicking and just bring the chocolate.
Right, where do you live? I'll give you the chocolates and find someone else's door to kick in

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Old 11-22-2005, 01:12 PM   #49
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Oh go on then Tim, you can have her, dont say Im not charitable :P

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Old 11-22-2005, 01:20 PM   #50
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Re: Do you sleep with your Bokken?

Ok girls,.. send me your addresses,.. i already bought chocolates and ninja stuff ,.....

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