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#150137 - 05/27/05 09:38 PM samurai arts
modernwarrior Offline
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im also interested in samurai arts such as kenjutsu iaijutsu and aikijutsu arew their any qualified instructors in chicago? i know im being a pain by asking the same questions but i just cant find any.

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#150138 - 05/27/05 11:03 PM Re: samurai arts [Re: modernwarrior]
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Pitchford-sensei is teaching Mugai Ryu in Chicago

http://www.japaneseculturecenter.com/iaido/

He is associated with the Nippon Iaido Renmei.
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#150139 - 05/28/05 08:39 PM Re: samurai arts [Re: modernwarrior]
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Check out www.shinjinkai.org. It's located at 3717 N Ravenswood and is the official Chicago HQ for the U.S. Federation of Mugai Ryu Iaihyodo. It is also a branch dojo for Shinbukan Kuroda Ryugi. In fact Tetsuzan Kuroda Sensei will be visiting the US July 7 - 10. Shinbukan Kuroda was founded in 1848 and continues to teach it's curriculum of samurai military arts.
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#150140 - 05/28/05 11:20 PM Re: samurai arts [Re: Stony]
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Just so that we're clear these are two different branches of Mugai Ryu.
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#150141 - 05/29/05 04:38 AM Re: samurai arts [Re: modernwarrior]
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There is also Iai-Tate-Do offered at Midwest Shotokan in Mount Prospect. Their site is www.midwest-shotokan-karate.com.
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#150142 - 05/29/05 09:50 AM Re: samurai arts [Re: Stony]
Charles Mahan Offline
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What is Iai-tate-do? I can't find any information on that website concerning it.
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#150143 - 05/30/05 01:08 AM Re: samurai arts [Re: Charles Mahan]
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What is Iai-tate-do? I can't find any information on that website concerning it.




hi Mahan Sensei!
here some interesting info regarding iai-tate do.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jkrusa/iaido.htm

hmmm interesting
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#150144 - 05/30/05 04:46 AM Re: samurai arts [Re: Nagamaki]
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Midwest Shotokan just calls it Iaido but when you start class or ask some questions you'll find out it's Iai-Tate-Do Iaido. Cieplik-Sensei use to teach out of his house when the class was only about 4 to 6 students. With 6 students, it was really tight.
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#150145 - 05/30/05 01:16 PM Re: samurai arts [Re: Nagamaki]
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hi Mahan Sensei!
here some interesting info regarding iai-tate do.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jkrusa/iaido.htm

hmmm interesting




So it's Kashima Shinto Ryu?
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#150146 - 05/30/05 10:18 PM Re: samurai arts [Re: Charles Mahan]
Nagamaki Offline
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Quote:


hi Mahan Sensei!
here some interesting info regarding iai-tate do.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jkrusa/iaido.htm

hmmm interesting




So it's Kashima Shinto Ryu?




hmmm it stated Kashima Shinto Ryu

well i thought Kashima Shinto Ryu is more of kenjutsu like Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu. Iaijustu is part of the system.
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#150147 - 06/02/05 11:25 PM Re: samurai arts [Re: modernwarrior]
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Modernwarrior,

You should consider Mr. Ritacco. With more than 30 years of kenjutsu experience, you'll be hard pressed to find a better instructor in Chicago...or the midwest for that matter. You've already found the website, so I won't bother repeating the address.

Amos
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