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#113116 - 02/21/05 08:37 AM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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Some bamboo has thicker walls than others though. I've seen bamboo with walls that were nearly an inch thick. I suppose you could carve them, but I still don't see why anyone would want to.

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#113117 - 02/21/05 10:54 AM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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i also have some bamboo in my back yard that would have nearly inch thick walls, so i kno wexactly what ya mean, but i also cant see the point for making a bokken out of it as once the section has been split lengthways it is easily broken. unless it retains its walls intact it becomes very weak. again - go with what the others have already said, they are steering you in the right direction.

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#113118 - 02/21/05 09:21 PM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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cxt get of my ***.and go bother your mother

[This message has been edited by laf7773 (edited 02-21-2005).]

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#113119 - 02/21/05 09:33 PM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by katanas rock:
cxt get of my ***.and go bother your mother

[This message has been edited by laf7773 (edited 02-21-2005).]
[/QUOTE]

Watch the language.

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#113120 - 02/21/05 09:53 PM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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perhaps your telling off the wrong person laf, lol. that seems to be the general concensus from the people here as they seem to find certain people offensive, perhaps as a moderator you should take notice of that.

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#113121 - 02/22/05 12:52 AM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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Disagreeing is part of the process. I don't dictate HOW they disagree. What i don't tolerate is foul language. I don't recall CXT calling him any names or "degrading" him, he was only telling him he was wrong. It's CXT's opinion and the two of them are here to discuss it. Katana just got aggravated and lashed out. I know this and wasn't "telling him off", i was simply telling him to watch the language.

Thanks for playing though.


[This message has been edited by laf7773 (edited 02-22-2005).]

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#113122 - 02/26/05 11:28 PM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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Why dose everyone say "dont teach yourself" if your like me and teach tour self all your sword skills then you'll be better then others beacuse i go online and look up techniqes from all sword styles im not stuck with just one style all the best swords men out there and in the past have taught them selfs what they know to some exctent if you only study one style you'll be predictable against a aponent but you should get taught by a master if you can in many styles not just one but if you cant then keeps teaching your self.

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#113123 - 02/27/05 11:23 AM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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lycao,

Did you actually read the previous posts in these "self taught" threads? There are several reasons why self teaching is bad for you. Many of the best "swordsmen" out there did not teach themselves. There is a big difference teaching your self and practicing what you have learned alone at home.

I may have missed it somewhere. How old are you?

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#113124 - 02/28/05 06:09 PM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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I have taken the advice given as promised. I have completely stopped all I had been doing.
I told everybody I had to stop, then implored
any other untrained friends, like my "training partner", to stop as well. In the mean time, I'll be looking around for other chances of learning.
As for wandering, I figured I'd just walk out on my own and dissappear for awhile, then come back later(after acquiring an electronics job and working for about 10 years so I can come back to my job after my year's vacation).If I don't reappear, that's my problem. I'm just going to look for enlightenment(find myself)for awhile.

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#113125 - 02/28/05 06:36 PM Re: 3 Year Self-Taught
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I have taken the advice given as promised.I've completely stopped ANY self-training.I've also told any other self-taught friends to stop, to add another plus.
As far as wandering goes, I don't have enough money to go to Japan,or anywhere. I've had it planned for a while now. After I got my job in electronics(that gets me up to $60,000 a month),I'd take my year's vacation and dissapear for a while. Whether I come back or not is my choice and my problem. As far as being a wanderer or a normal person, I'm not entirely sure what I am, but I mean to find out. I know it seems strange, maybe even suicidal, but I plan to reappear somewhere somewhere in the Montana/Wyoming area. It's not a religious thing, rather philosophical in my view. I'd like to find myself.

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