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#113086 - 01/11/05 06:33 PM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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Another one 2 hours away.Both are Kenjutsu schools.Easy choice,really.

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#113087 - 02/02/05 04:01 PM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by ModernWanderer15:
Another one 2 hours away.Both are Kenjutsu schools.Easy choice,really.[/QUOTE]
Wow, maybe not.Some things I was told to watch for,and this one hits on one or more. First off, it teaches multiple things. Kenjutsu,Karate,Tae Kwon Do.
Yet,it doesn't have a crappy name like Bob's Dojo.Anyone familiar with San Sai Ryu Honbu Do?(this being the name of the dojo)

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#113088 - 02/07/05 05:28 PM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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Hey,Kachido. When you say "there are others".
I could only find Cleveland and Portsmouth. Could you please elaborate on other classes in Ohio? If there is one closer to the border near Pennsylvania, it could be closer. I ask you this because I found out it was in Pittsburg, which is actually 2 hours away from my town near Oil City.

Much Appriciated,
MW15

[This message has been edited by ModernWanderer15 (edited 02-07-2005).]

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#113089 - 02/08/05 11:54 AM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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You may have a hard time adjusting to real training once you find a legitimate teacher cause of the self taught movements you've ingrained in your body memory.

But I do hope you find a dojo. It's worth it if you're serious bout sword training.

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#113090 - 02/09/05 10:09 PM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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Well, modernwanderer15 are you a wanderer or a typical human being? Your name and personality are quite different.I personaly am going to Japan to do some wandering warrior in 2009. It should be very ineresting.You seem like a guy who fears change not a wanderer.

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#113091 - 02/14/05 09:42 PM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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im a ten year old sword fanatic who for five years has been training with bokkens.i want to get a katana (non sharpened) to train with. the problem is a cant find one without a sharpened blade. so i thought of looking for a relatively dull one and foung several the problem is i have to younger brothers 7 and 5. what should i do?

nash

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#113092 - 02/15/05 07:01 AM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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Wait. I know you wanna train. I can tell you wanna train bad, and I know you're gonna hate this next part. What you should do is wait. You could try to look into oppurtunites in your area for Aikido training. They will typically take students as young as yourself. You might be able to get into a kendo program.

Your only other option really is to read. There's a lot of information available for prospective students of Japanese Sword Arts. A good place to start is http://www.koryu.com There are a lot of good books there.

I know this isn't the answer you were hoping for, but it is the correct answer.

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#113093 - 02/15/05 09:29 PM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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If you really cannot wait, KR, the name for what you want is an "iaito". It is a training weapon for Iaido, the art of drawing the sword. However, iaito are not meant for hitting things and are relatively fragile. If you bang them around with your brothers (which you will end up doing; I was young once), they will break, and nothing is sharper than shattered metal.

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#113094 - 02/16/05 06:16 AM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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my parrents are broke as hell and after getting the "iaito" i will be broke as hell.with me getting an alowance of only ten dollars a month there is no way in hell that i will be able to afford classes

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#113095 - 02/16/05 07:46 AM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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Which comes back to wait. The advice I've given to other kids your age.

Wait, and(your gonna laugh), do well in school. Seriously. Sword arts are not a cheap hobby to get into. It's quite expensive really. If you are genuinely serious about doing it as a life long pursuit and not just going through a phase like so many kids your age, doing well in school is your best bet. Doing well in school, followed getting a good degree, followed by getting a good job, will give you the spare income you need to do well in the sword arts.

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