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#144686 - 05/16/05 11:40 AM Ryu?
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What is a ryu and whats the diff between that and kendo

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#144687 - 05/16/05 11:49 AM Re: Ryu? [Re: Xavier]
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Xavier

Ryu means "school"--sort of. Also means "tradion" or "stream" or "flow" sort of.

When someone says they practice a certian "ryu" they mean they practice a specific tradition.
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#144688 - 05/16/05 12:24 PM Re: Ryu? [Re: Xavier]
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Here's good reference for Kendo and other Japanese sword arts.
http://www.kendo-sask.com/swordfaq.htm
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#144689 - 05/17/05 09:24 PM Re: Ryu? [Re: Xavier]
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Read this essay mate, this should clear some of your questions up.

http://www.koryu.com/library/wmuromoto3.html
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