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  • Laurel, MD
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Hi I am new here :)
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Mar 2, 2009.

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Apr 24, 2009
Daniel replied to Daniel's discussion Hi I am new here :)
"Well, I think I am kinda boring, so anyone feel free to skip to the end :) I am a part of a now medium sized club outside of DC. Its an all inclusive weapon sparring club (UNOFFICIAL chanbara), and I am one of the people who, with previous Kendo…"
Mar 2, 2009
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"Oh god no! The Nagasa is a great sword and I wouldnt think of damage testing it in such a manner. It was a sumonogiri 'good luck' cut to the double re-enforced packing box. Had it not cut through, I would have taped the box up, put the…"
Mar 2, 2009
rawnshah replied to Daniel's discussion Hi I am new here :)
"Hi Dan, Tell us about yourself and your martial arts interests. I like to encourage all our folks to talk about themselves so people get to know each other better here."
Mar 2, 2009
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"is that a plank of wood?"
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Feb 26, 2009
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Hi I am new here :)

Hi, I am Dan. Nice to meet all of you. I live near DC and was fumbling about in cyberspace when I came across your group.
Feb 26, 2009
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Feb 25, 2009
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The world around us keeps turning, things brilliant become dull in the light of new eras, and things long forgotten are exposed again to the gaze of thought. Perhaps it was when I and my small club were ridiculed for the lack of tradition in our swording, or our emerging phenominon, called bastardization by men whom I still admire out of spite for their comments. Perhaps when I was refused entry into certain tournaments for lack of a paper trail. This is when I realized that there was only one…See More
Feb 25, 2009
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Belief

The world around us keeps turning, things brilliant become dull in the light of new eras, and things long forgotten are exposed again to the gaze of thought. Perhaps it was when I and my small club were ridiculed for the lack of tradition in our swording, or our emerging phenominon, called bastardization by men whom I still admire out of spite for their comments. Perhaps when I was refused entry into certain tournaments for lack of a paper trail. This is when I realized that there was only one… Continue

Posted on February 25, 2009 at 10:26am

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Web sites & Resources

Matsuri: A Festival of Japan (2008) - Phoenix, AZ, Feb 23-28, Heritage Square

Battodo Ryuseiken in Japan. Also a partial site in english.



The Kodenkan of Tucson



The UofA Ryuseiken Battodo on the ASUA site



Tameshigiri.com - where we get goza. The ordering and shipping process are given.



Hanwei/Paul Chen swords



The Knighthawk Armoury builds some interesting realistic looking goshinken. They're expensive but they claim to be pretty durable (not yet tested by us).



Folding a Hakama the proper way



Woodall's Custom Workshop makes nice cutting stands for tameshigiri.


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