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Old 11-22-2005, 09:08 AM   #26
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Re: who'd you go back in time to train with?

I would love to work with Sokaku Takeda and any other person of merit from the old days. The opportunity to learn the differences between Daito Ryu and Aikido and any other ancient Jujitsu art that is no longer available would be priceless. I'm constitantly trying to find out where the techniques originally came from and why it is done the way it is.
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:06 AM   #27
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I think I'd go back and give myself a real stern talking to. I quit aikido after college, only to rediscover it 10 years later. Time lost, wisdom gained...
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Old 11-22-2005, 10:16 AM   #28
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Mr. Alley, I did the exact same thing although I came back 14 yrs. later. I did attempt to come back earlier but was unable to find a dojo. I could kick myself for all the time lost!

On a sidenote, thank goodness there is a thing called the internet. I would never have been able to find a dojo without it {thanks to the wife for forcing me get up to speed}. It's amazing how many dojos there are in my neck of the woods but they don't advertise in the yellow book. When you do look, you see Tae Kwon Do everywhere.
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Old 11-22-2005, 11:13 AM   #29
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Re: who'd you go back in time to train with?

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When you do look, you see Tae Kwon Do everywhere.
This is because, in America at least, TKD is pretty much all about business, profit, and self-promotion. It's a shame, really. I can remember one of my teachers (native Korean) having us walk for miles putting handbills on cars, attending sales training seminars, waving at traffic on busy streets, doing demos in bars and nightclubs, and telling parents of prospective students how "coordinated" and "well suited to TKD" their kids already were, even though some could barely put one foot in front of another without falling down. It was embarrasing. I hated it. And it hit rock bottom when he spent a million$$$ to produce an action movie with him as the star, and then went to Cannes to try and promote it. Now he makes his money running seminars and management retreats for those who want to get rich opening "day-care dojos". Sigh...
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Old 11-22-2005, 12:23 PM   #30
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Re: who'd you go back in time to train with?

Now if we were to go back, how many of you think you would get a chance based off of your ethnicity?

I am 25% Japanese and I can almost guarantee I wouldn't get a chance to train with some of the people named. So even if we did go back in time, it wouldn't too much matter in a lot of cases.

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Old 11-22-2005, 01:17 PM   #31
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You could probably train with osensei, if you could get 2 letters of reccomendation from pillars of the community and had dan ranking in another art.

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, 02:55 PM   #32
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Re: who'd you go back in time to train with?

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if you could get 2 letters of reccomendation from pillars of the community and had dan ranking in another art.
Oh how things have changed

"flows like water, reflects like a mirror, and responds like an echo." Chaung-tse
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Old 11-22-2005, 03:43 PM   #33
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Re: who'd you go back in time to train with?

Sorry Rob, the theory your referring too, has one little drawback you can't go back past the time of the vehicle date of construction, if it ever gets developed. According to Amos Ori who proposed the model your referring too. It is an interesting theory though- here is the easy short version (only way I could get it) from theoretical physicist Amos Ori:
What I describe is some configuration of spacetime, some distribution of curvature that will allow a physical object or person to move along an orbit and travel back to the past. I wrote mathematically the initial configuration of spacetime, which according to the laws of nature, will evolve into a time machine, provided that the process is not first destroyed by instability. The question is: Will nature allow such a configuration?

So your plan about revisiting seminars may hold possible if this were to work...It is a fascinating theory, though.
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Old 11-22-2005, 11:46 PM   #34
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I'd like to take a beating from a young Shirata Sensei. I'd like to train one on one with Kato Sensei just to see if I could hang with him as a young guy. Problem is, I'd need to do all this with a young me. This one is too beat up and tired to play with the big boys in their prime. Terry Dobson maybe just before he came back from Japan; Tomiki Sensei while he taught at the Kobukan. And with OSensei in 1925, while he was working stuff out. With Nidai Doshu in 1965 for some reason. With current Doshu in 1979. Wally Jay in 1964-5. Have coffee with Bruce Lee....

There are just too many really amazing possibilities. I'd like to go back and see if I (now) could kick my own (then) butt, and get me straightened out earlier. Or tell my Dad what a smart guy he was. If people could ever begin to go backward, there'd be a population boom in our own immediate past.
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Old 11-23-2005, 12:25 AM   #35
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I'd like to train with O'Sensei during the time of the "Hell Dojo"! Imagine what it would be like training with all of his top students that time.

I would also like to train with Kano, Funakoshi (karate), Sokaku Takeda, and Musashi.
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Old 11-23-2005, 04:28 AM   #36
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Id like to go back and train with Raquel Welch...

They're all screaming about the rock n roll, but I would say that it's getting old. - REFUSED.
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:01 AM   #37
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Not to spoil the party, but there is only now.

Good luck,
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Old 11-23-2005, 08:31 AM   #38
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Re: who'd you go back in time to train with?

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Id like to go back and train with Raquel Welch...
She ain't so bad, even now...
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Old 05-31-2008, 04:36 AM   #39
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Re: who'd you go back in time to train with?

Before you go off training with people who probably would refuse to entertain you, it might be a good idea to throw yourselves into a few medeival battles to warm yourselves up. With such experience behind you, if you survive, you might be a little bit more ready to begin. And you might be a little more ready to learn. In short, teachable.

Kinda makes you realise just how hard it is for us, eh?

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Old 05-31-2008, 05:03 AM   #40
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Re: who'd you go back in time to train with?

Saigo Shiro
Then I would know from the horse's mouth how Yamarashi was really executed.

Sun Lu Tang

Abraham Lincoln - I would like to feel his "Flying Mare" to see if he was really that good.

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Old 05-31-2008, 05:14 AM   #41
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Sampson - after all he did all those Philistines in with the jawbone of an ass.

What technique and spirit he must have had.

And of course Achilles.
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:26 AM   #42
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Oh my gosh, posting in this old thread again - I feel like I'm back in time already. -Rob
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Old 05-31-2008, 10:31 AM   #43
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Same old same old

I'd love to practice for the same teachers that I have enjoyed in real life, like Nishio sensei, Tamura sensei, Yamaguchi sensei, Saito sensei, and so on. Also Osensei, of course, and why not all the way back to Miyamoto Musashi - hoping to survive his stern teaching...

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Old 05-31-2008, 12:00 PM   #44
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I wouldn't go. To afraid of the "ripple" theory. I may come back to find I was never born!
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:12 PM   #45
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Like someone posted above, i'd love to have a chat with Bruce. Not really train with him, but just have some good convo. The guy was a great philosopher and revolutionary in the martial art world then.

Any of the great generals would be a thrill as well.

Sun Tzu
Napoleon
Alexander the Great
etc.

Imagine the things you could learn from them...
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Old 05-31-2008, 01:17 PM   #46
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BUN-Takeda Shingen
BU-Tsukuhara Bokuden

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Old 06-01-2008, 12:38 AM   #47
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Koichi Tohei sensei!!
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Old 06-01-2008, 03:44 PM   #48
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I think I'd like to "train" with the guys who jumped me before I knew aikido.
haha, that was funny

ohwait! u were serious?!
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:17 PM   #49
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O'sensei Any time hands down
Takeda Sokaku
Goza Shioda
Gichen Funakoshi
Hinonori Otsuka
Anko Itosu
Iso Mataemon Masatari
Jigaro Kano
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Old 06-01-2008, 04:54 PM   #50
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Taking this to it's logical conclusion - Yoda, pre-clone wars.
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