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Old 01-20-2005, 02:44 AM   #1
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From bad to worst...

From the BBC comes: "Hollywood inspires fitness craze"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/n...re/4187871.stm

I know not whether to laugh or to cry...

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Old 01-20-2005, 03:01 AM   #2
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Re: From bad to worst...

Yes ineed, there are a load of so-called "experts" setting up these types of classes. Makes you wonder where we suddenly found all these secret Samurai masters

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Old 01-20-2005, 03:58 AM   #3
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Re: From bad to worst...

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The ancient warriors of old...
That's stupid.

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Old 01-20-2005, 04:14 AM   #4
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Re: From bad to worst...

Holds head in hands whilst crying manly in the office.

A difficult problem is easily solved by asking yourself the question, "Just how would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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Old 01-20-2005, 04:28 AM   #5
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Re: From bad to worst...

Hilarious article, but what the hell, how many inspired by kill bill will last long enough to be in any way dangerous? Flash in the pan really

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Mr Fox explains: "The ancient warriors of old would give their katana (sword) a name, because it represents the soul of the warrior.
I knew I was doing something right when I named mine "Lucy", so that's why I'm getting more in touch with my feminine side
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Old 01-20-2005, 04:36 AM   #6
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Actually I do own some rubber foam blades and axes (the latter even do have names ;-) ). But I don't use them for training, they are for LARP combat. They just don't have the right weight and balance for weapon exercise.
Anyway, if that is, what it takes for people to do something for their fitness, it's OK by me. Helps to cut down the costs for the public health system.
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Old 01-20-2005, 05:23 AM   #7
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Re: From bad to worst...

Ian, I am not sure which scares me more: that you own a katana or that you called it Lucy...

Micheal, yeah I agree that health is a good idea but stopping eating snacks and doing some sport (yes, even the gym) would be better. Hell, even LARPing would get you fitter with more fun.

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Old 01-20-2005, 05:38 AM   #8
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How unbelievably NAFF! Whatever next?

Isn't Ian Fox the guy who runs that company advertising 3-day courses for fitness instructors who want to become qualified self-defense instructors? Think I've seen those ads in Traditional Karate, Combat Mag or something similar.

Next, those celebs will be doing their videos for it..."Slash your way to fitness" anyone? Or "PowerCut with (insert Celeb name here)"
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Old 01-20-2005, 06:17 AM   #9
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Re: From bad to worst...

That's the fun part about Hollywood. It seems they alone have the ability to promote anything they want just because *insert actor/actress* says so.

This being said, I have a replica of the sword used in Kill Bill bracketed on my wall. Yes it's metal, no I wouldn't use it on fear of it breaking and for that reason I have not named my blade.

One of these days I want a katana forged especially for me, then I will name my blade, not before.
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Old 01-20-2005, 07:06 AM   #10
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Hum... I believe that whoever forges the blade gets to name it. *shrugs*

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Old 01-20-2005, 07:31 AM   #11
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Re: From bad to worst...

There was another thread on here a while back, started by Bronson I think. He found a site salled www.swordfit.com It was good for a laugh, do search on the threads here, you should find it, althouh the website seems to be down today

I do remember when I was in Tokyo, that they did some form of kenjutsu in the dojo next to ours. Some of them used bokken, some had foam (covered?) ken. The foam kens used to go at it quite a bit. I don't know exactly what they were traiing in though.

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Old 01-21-2005, 03:02 PM   #12
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My three Shinken

#1. she's called Angela
#2. she's called Claire
#3. a transexual from Transalvania called Rockett but we don't like to talk about it !



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Old 01-21-2005, 11:00 PM   #13
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Quote:
Yann Golanski wrote:
From the BBC comes: "Hollywood inspires fitness craze"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/n...re/4187871.stm

I know not whether to laugh or to cry...
Isn't there already some sort of game/practice called Chanbara?

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Old 01-22-2005, 05:13 PM   #14
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I found that article balancing on the brink to seriously disturbing.


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Old 01-22-2005, 05:57 PM   #15
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Re: From bad to worst...

Hollywood has recently inspired me to take on a new fitness craze..... thanks to Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn i've started playing a lot more dodgeball..... the training sucks though....

"If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!"

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Old 01-22-2005, 06:02 PM   #16
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Re: From bad to worst...

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And in the true samurai tradition, everyone is required to give their sword a secret name.
What the FXXX!!!


hmmm....
a secret name


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Old 01-22-2005, 10:14 PM   #17
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Isn't there already some sort of game/practice called Chanbara?
Sure is -- there's a group in my town and for a little while they met in the dojo where my son and I take karate. Perhaps my sons didn't take it long enough to learn anything really substantial; but the padded foam swords are good fun and my LARPing friends like them even though they don't look even remotely realistic -- long red or black cylindrical "blade" about 3' long and with a 3-3.5" diameter, and a reasonable handle to hold while you wield it.

Here's the main site: http://www.samuraisports.com/

It's got some old info on it; I know because it doesn't have the new contact info for the guy who teaches here in town.

Here's the local guy's site: http://www.chanbara-mass.com/pages/1/index.htm
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Old 01-23-2005, 02:47 AM   #18
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Re: From bad to worst...

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Here's the main site: http://www.samuraisports.com/

Apparently there is some confusion about what being a master of Goshindo is...

http://www.bestinmartialarts.com/Goshindo.html


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Old 01-23-2005, 10:04 AM   #19
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but the padded foam swords are good fun and my LARPing friends like them even though they don't look even remotely realistic -- long red or black cylindrical "blade" about 3' long and with a 3-3.5" diameter, and a reasonable handle to hold while you wield it.
The ones we have in Germany have a more realistic form. A friend of mine used the building principle used for LARP weapons to build some Training weapons for his tea kwon do group.
The axes I'm posing at http://www.urbadner.de/larp.html are Dixie and Daisy.
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Old 01-23-2005, 02:18 PM   #20
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Re: From bad to worst...

Right...Don't worry guys, it'll wear off soon enough. I love that pic on the report in the sunset v. highlander!!! And if it doesn't wear off, I'm off to the gym so sign up for a class with all those women...If you can't beat 'em, join em.


Aikido doesn't work? My Aikido works, what on earth are you practicing?!
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Old 01-23-2005, 03:21 PM   #21
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Laugh would be the best response! Check these guys out on e-budo.com, or again check the Frauds thread by John Riggs.

Most unlearned people will believe anything!
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