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#113679 - 12/14/04 03:09 PM Iaido question?
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how many ranks,and forms does Iaido have?

Just curious:curious:

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#113680 - 12/15/04 05:32 AM Re: Iaido question?
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Depends on the type... What school of iaido are you looking at?

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Walt Robillard

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#113681 - 12/15/04 08:43 AM Re: Iaido question?
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And what made you choose that particular login?

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#113682 - 12/15/04 11:29 AM Re: Iaido question?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Charles Mahan:
And what made you choose that particular login?[/QUOTE]

This might explain. http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/Forum1/HTML/003634.html

Soke,
I find it hard to believe that you benig a pratictioner of aikido and "ninjitsu" that you have had no iaido or kenjutsu training. Then again since you didn't train long enough in any of the arts you have incorperated into your "style" i don't see why you would have. I suspect you will read a couple of iaido books or watch a video or two and incorperate iaido into your "style". I doubt you will get much help in this section of the forum though.

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#113683 - 12/18/04 08:55 AM Re: Iaido question?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by laf7773:
This might explain. http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/Forum1/HTML/003634.html

Soke,
I find it hard to believe that you benig a pratictioner of aikido and "ninjitsu" that you have had no iaido or kenjutsu training. Then again since you didn't train long enough in any of the arts you have incorperated into your "style" i don't see why you would have. I suspect you will read a couple of iaido books or watch a video or two and incorperate iaido into your "style". I doubt you will get much help in this section of the forum though.

[/QUOTE]get that far?im a black belt in almost every style i took.

and not everybody that does aikido does Iaido,and i have had sword training in my other arts,plus alot more weapons,but i never actually had to do Iaido.And no!I WON'T WATCH VIDEOS,and read books and incorporate it in my style.

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#113684 - 12/18/04 09:03 AM Re: Iaido question?
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Kroh)-not sure what school

Charles)-are you talking about my login name?(probally a dumb question)

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#113685 - 12/18/04 12:21 PM Re: Iaido question?
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I hate to burst your bubble but black belt is only the beginning. You talk as if BB is an advanced rank or something. Then again you are a level 56 soke in your own art.

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#113686 - 12/18/04 02:16 PM Re: Iaido question?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by laf7773:
I hate to burst your bubble but black belt is only the beginning. You talk as if BB is an advanced rank or something. Then again you are a level 56 soke in your own art. [/QUOTE]

well yes your correct,bb is the beginning but what im saying it's also a big step.what im trying to say is that im no amature.

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#113687 - 12/18/04 03:18 PM Re: Iaido question?
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Actually yes you are. Reaching BB just means you have acquired the very basics of the art, now you’re a beginner. Everything up to BB is preparation for beginning. It's far from knowing enough to start your own system. I've been training over 20 years and i still consider myself an "amateur", as i'm sure most that are serious about their art feel the same.

After a few more years of legitimate instruction and experience you will understand.

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#113688 - 12/18/04 08:22 PM Re: Iaido question?
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You're right, that was a silly question. What other login would I be asking about?

In Iai, shodan is little more than an acknowledgement that you are ready to begin learning. It really represents no real level of mastery, besides maybe that you know roughly where you put your arms and feet during the waza and you won't fall over yourself during a test. It mostly signifies that you have stuck with it long enough to make it through a years training in what is truly one the more boring arts available for study. Well... boring to watch anyway.

An instructor I had a chance to train with at a recent seminar commented that watching Iaido should not be like watching paint dry. He then said that Iaido should be like watching dry paint.

If you're looking for something flashy to add to your made up style, Iaido is most certainly not for you.

Sorry, but when you attend a few seminars, read some books, and maybe even spend some time training under a few different instructors, you will be looked at as a jack of all trades but a master of none. Especially if you start advertising yourself as the soke of your own style which is based on a dozen or so other styles. That's just not the way it works and a lot of people know it.

I doubt many folks here or on other boards are going to be willing to help you in that endeavor. There are a few styles who will not accept you as a student at all if you are not willing to forsake other styles.

As for you being an amateur yes you are. Any JSA student worth his salt would consider him an amateur. I know Ray-sensei does and he is the most senior MJER practitioner in this country with more than 20 years of training under his belt half of which was in Chiba, Japan.

[This message has been edited by Charles Mahan (edited 12-18-2004).]

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