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Old 06-02-2005, 11:09 AM   #26
donhebert
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

I received this same inexplicable NoDan tape way up here in Vermont. I have been vainly trying to figure out which one of my weird friends sent this to me (I thought I had it narrowed down, actually). Now I discover, via this thread that this mysterious mailing is a widespread phenomenon.

The tape is a oddball combination of evident skill and goofy presentation. It has become a cult classic in my house where the teenagers gather to watch it periodically and then spend the rest of the day talking in the same unaccountable stage accent. The part where his glasses fly off and he changes from martial arts master to doddering fogey is my favorite. I also have to admit that the accent is fun to do and is useful for annoying my students.
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:21 AM   #27
Hagen Seibert
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

If anyone want´s to get rid of this thing:
Please don´t throw it in the dustbin, send it to me !!!!!!!
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Old 06-02-2005, 11:25 AM   #28
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

Don, what return address was used on your copy?

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Old 06-02-2005, 11:32 AM   #29
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

Geez, this was some months ago. However, I believe the return address was somewhere in the Boston, MA area which was how I was pinpointing certain warped acquaintances of mine.
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Old 06-02-2005, 01:59 PM   #30
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

if anybody wants to see a clip of how funny this is, see below

http://www.customflix.com/206904
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Old 06-02-2005, 02:48 PM   #31
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

Does it compare in any way to: http://www.tbotech.com/combat-jkd.htm ?

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Old 06-02-2005, 05:24 PM   #32
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

We also received a copy of this DVD in Pa, also with no postmark. I can't remember if there was a return address, it was several months ago. I figured it was some oddball who wanted to gift something to the dojo (we've had other things gifted - books on mysticism, tobacco products and rolling paper [all legal, of course], and some obscenely funny phone calls ).

Several of the members have watched it, I couldn't figure out if it was serious or not, the dude with the pirate patch had me on the floor in tearful laughter. Passed it on to others in the dojo, we've all had a good chuckle.

I'm more intrigued who would go to the trouble of getting something through the mail system with no postmark? ..and why?
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:37 PM   #33
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

Yeah - that is the weird part - parody or not - why mail it all around the country (and trying to sell it at the same time)???

Can I ask this - it seems that schools from every art and style are getting this thing. I'm wondering if you all aren't on some kind of mailing list somewhere. Could it be that your schools are connected to some sort of business type list - like one of those companies that help manage the business end of running a martial arts school/hall, etc.? I know my friend's school is part of NAPMA, is your school part of that or something like that as well?

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Old 06-03-2005, 01:32 PM   #34
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

Or, somebody could have just opened up the ATM Dojo Directory and started mailing to all 50 States. Still reeks of wackiness. Have other folks besides aikido people gotten it in the mail? Maybe he's looking for converts?
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Old 06-03-2005, 01:36 PM   #35
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

All the folks I knew that received one before I started this thread were non-Aikido folks.

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Old 06-05-2005, 08:29 PM   #36
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

Our dojo received a copy of the Nodan DVD last week. Plain brown envelope, hand addressed, with a return address a PO Box in Boston. We've been playing it after class at the dojo, every time someone shows up who hasn't seen it, but we still don't know what to think about it. Joke? Serious?

If it's a marketing ploy, I would have thought to send it out with an order form or two, for those who just have to have their own copy. How long has this guy been sending them out?

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Old 06-06-2005, 01:58 AM   #37
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I have GOT to see this..... Is it available in PAL ?

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Old 06-06-2005, 05:25 AM   #38
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

Hey..its your birthday...now you know what to ask for!

But don't be greedy...do you want the DVD...or the stick on beard and glasses?

Actually...having looked at your photo...that could be a rather chilling insight to the future if you take you MA a little too seriously!

Happy Birthday anyway!

D
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Old 06-06-2005, 10:13 AM   #39
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I want one....come on Nodan send me one Just send it in care of me to either dojo listed in my profile.

Bronson

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Old 09-01-2009, 08:35 PM   #40
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

lol...Nodan is on youtube now apparently and just struck my youtube account. I totally forgot about this guy!

Anyway, a good warning for those that are attempting to learn this internal stuff...you may want to be careful since it CLEARLY comes from the occult.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmJTmYP-6Ms

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Old 09-02-2009, 06:13 AM   #41
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

That still cracks me up!
Best,
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:30 AM   #42
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Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

Checked out the YouTube channel.

This is very interesting. Funny, fun, and actually has a message to it (whether or not one agrees with it).

A very creative mind definitely put this together.

Thanks for resurrecting the thread.
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Old 09-02-2009, 10:54 AM   #43
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Yea it is interesting for sure!

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Old 09-02-2009, 01:35 PM   #44
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Ahh Nodan how I miss thee. We got that video like 5 yrs ago. Its absolutely hysterical. My favorite part is when he punches the makiwara board and his glasses fall off and he turns and says something like ohhhhhhhhh. Its a riot. For weeks after, while teaching I some how always through in the Nodan voice in at one point when someone asked a question.

Dont make me, make you, grab my wrist.
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Old 09-02-2009, 02:41 PM   #45
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Talking Re: Help: Who Is Nodan?

In my classes we have people of all names but certainly we have "No Dan's" at all.
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Old 09-03-2009, 07:46 AM   #46
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With no lenses in the cheep sun glasses I would say old Nodan is a ZZ Top reject or a preacher trying to make a point.

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Old 09-03-2009, 09:24 AM   #47
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I like the fact that unlike many in martial arts, at least he has a endstate or a point to his training! regardless of what that point might be!

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Old 08-01-2010, 10:53 AM   #48
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nodankarate is shaun osborne. he does a lot of charity work for freemasonry and is a very good man. heres some pictures.

http://s930.photobucket.com/albums/ad146/nodankarate/
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