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#161281 - 06/30/05 09:19 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Salek]
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That post is "udderly" fascinating.
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#161282 - 07/01/05 04:06 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Salek]
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That's great! MOOOOO
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#161283 - 07/01/05 04:42 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Salek]
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I read the MOST EYE OPENING a while back... It could have been Musashis book of five rings, but im not sure... but it compared getting your black belt to loosing a cow...





Holy COW! ...I think Musashi lived just a tad before belt grades were incorporated.

I've finished the thought:

RokuDan - You teach the cow.
NanaDan - You promote the cow.
HachiDan - The cow opens it's own dojo.
KuDan - You never see the cow anymore.
JuDan - You have a feeling that you are missing something...

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#161284 - 07/01/05 04:50 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Kintama]
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LOL! I don't remember any cows in the version that I read!

MOO-sashi?

BEEF! IT'S WHAT FUEDAL SWORDSMAN PHILOSPOHERS HAVE FOR DINNER!

*this message has been brought to you by the US Cattleman's association*
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#161285 - 07/01/05 05:39 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Kintama]
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Kintama, Matt

You crack me up!
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Edited by still wadowoman (07/01/05 06:09 PM)
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#161286 - 07/02/05 09:08 AM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: still wadowoman]
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I didn't understand any of that, so I just sat and stared at it...
...then I got into the mooshin state
(still didn't understand any of it, though)

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#161287 - 07/02/05 03:28 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: MattJ]
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sorry man... i dont remember what book its from.... but if i find it i will post

... me thinks i made a fool of myself


Edited by Salek (07/02/05 03:29 PM)

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#161288 - 07/02/05 03:33 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Salek]
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so no one else has ever read that anywhere?
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#161289 - 07/06/05 02:02 AM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Salek]
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No, at least I haven't. The closest story I ever heard to what you describe is that Musashi recomended using one kiai over and above any others: "COWABUNGA!"
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#161290 - 07/08/05 06:27 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Salek]
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There is a Zen text that likens enlightenment to finding a bull and riding the Bull. In one Aikido school I know of they call Sho-Dan losing the Bull then as you progress you seek the Bull then find the Bull then ride the bull Home then realize that you and the Bull are one and you become enlightened, they refer to that as master level. So by that analogy ho-Dan is the beginning of a journey or a search with the end result hopefully being mastery or enlightenment.

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