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#161281 - 06/30/05 09:19 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Salek]
Gino Offline

Registered: 01/10/05
Posts: 410
Loc: New York State
That post is "udderly" fascinating.
Gino has left the building.

#161282 - 07/01/05 04:06 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Salek]
schanne Offline
breaks things

Registered: 02/18/04
Posts: 4370
Loc: Woodbury NJ
That's great! MOOOOO
The way of the warrior does not include other ways... Miyamoto Musashi Schanne

#161283 - 07/01/05 04:42 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Salek]
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Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 2724
Loc: Massachusetts

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...

#161284 - 07/01/05 04:50 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Kintama]
MattJ Offline
Free Rhinoplasty!

Registered: 11/25/04
Posts: 15634
Loc: York PA. USA
LOL! I don't remember any cows in the version that I read!



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#161285 - 07/01/05 05:39 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Kintama]
still wadowoman Offline
Improved beefier techno-prat

Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 3420
Loc: Residence:UK- Heart:Md, USA
Kintama, Matt

You crack me up!

Edited by still wadowoman (07/01/05 06:09 PM)
Anyone mind if I sit down?

#161286 - 07/02/05 09:08 AM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: still wadowoman]
nenipp Offline

Registered: 04/13/04
Posts: 1205
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)

#161287 - 07/02/05 03:28 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: MattJ]
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Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 475
Loc: Minnesota
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)

#161288 - 07/02/05 03:33 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Salek]
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Registered: 06/09/04
Posts: 475
Loc: Minnesota
so no one else has ever read that anywhere?
He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.

#161289 - 07/06/05 02:02 AM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Salek]
MAGon Offline

Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1737
Loc: Miami, Fl.
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!"
Just when you think something is foolproof, they come out with a new and improved type of fool.

#161290 - 07/08/05 06:27 PM Re: Transitions in dans [Re: Salek]
WADO Offline

Registered: 04/23/04
Posts: 900
Loc: denver co usa
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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