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#277798 - 08/10/06 12:52 PM Re: what style should i train in? [Re: cxt]
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sorry, i got a little defnsive.. I live in Old Bridge NJ- its by Matawan... And PLEASE dont tell me ATA, I alredy go there and there's no swords.

However.. you say it is impossible to learn technique froma book, certain martial arts can be learned ENTIRELY from a book if necessary.Pressure Point Martial arts can be learned completely with diagrams, since they only need to tell you where to hit, and what shape your hand should be in, the rest can be substitued for a martial art you DO train in. AGAIN I live in OLD bridge NJ near matawan
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#277799 - 08/10/06 01:01 PM Re: what style should i train in? [Re: Pong]
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Pong

Cool, lets see what can be found near there.

How close is Matawan to Madison??????

The whole PP discussion needs to taken up at a later time and in the thread for PP discussion.



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#277800 - 08/10/06 03:03 PM Re: what style should i train in? [Re: cxt]
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i really dont know how close it is..
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#277801 - 08/10/06 03:21 PM Re: what style should i train in? [Re: Pong]
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Schanne lives in NJ. He might have some ideas.
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#277802 - 08/10/06 03:22 PM Re: what style should i train in? [Re: Pong]
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Nobody is mocking you, although CXT was pretty emphatic about reiterating one of the points mentioned in the rules for the forum.

You can learn about martial arts from books, but you cannot learn martial arts from books. A book can never teach you timing, although it can describe the idea. A book can never make corrections. Technical pieces are used by the practitioners of an art to give a little deeper understanding of key principles, or as aids to memory. Without a deep understanding of the fundamentals, much of what is written will be meaningless or will be misleading. Especially if it has been translated by someone who may or may not understand the nuances of the language and the art in question.

You can learn more in an hour under the supervision of a qualified instructor than you can in a lifetime of studying from a book.

Anyway, this is a VERY widely held opinion. Feel free to check any of the other Budo forums. On this forum, it is not a topic open to debate. It is generally accepted fact and laid out in the forum rules.

Now with that out of the way. Seems I recall there are some very good training oppurtunities available in NK. Is Skoss out there somewhere?

I found this thread on Sword Forum International. It lists 6 different dojos at least.

http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=8034&highlight=koryu+New+Jersey
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#277803 - 08/10/06 03:26 PM Re: what style should i train in? [Re: Pong]
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Pong

Please look it up.

If Matawan is anywhere near Madison--there is a really good dojo there.

Charles also posted some really good leads on schools above.

Enough to get you started anyway.


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#277804 - 08/10/06 09:11 PM Re: what style should i train in? [Re: cxt]
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According to Mapblast it's around 30 odd miles away. Quite a bargain really considering what a rare oppurtunity training with Skoss-sensei would be. Of course, we don't even know if he is looking for additional students right now, but it's worth the effort to find out.
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#277805 - 08/11/06 11:19 AM Re: what style should i train in? [Re: Charles Mahan]
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Charles

I looked some the links you posted.

There seem to be a lot of good options in that neck of the woods.

I don't know if there are any openings either---but if I was only 30-40 miles away, you could be damn sure I would be finding out!!!!!!!!


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#277806 - 08/12/06 09:00 PM Re: what style should i train in? [Re: Pong]
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<< I believe Kendo is available where i live >>

That is a step in the right direction. Check them out. Granted, a shinai is not a metallic sword but the techniques and defenses can be very similar. Besides, they will/should also teach the Seitei Gata or Seitei Iai which does involve blades. The style would most likely be Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu. At least you will be exposed to a genuine art not filtered through books and videos.

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#277807 - 08/14/06 06:35 PM Re: what style should i train in? [Re: Pong]
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Pong

Where did you go????????

Lot of good tips and information on places to look for in your area.

You checking them out??????

Please let us know how yoru seach goes/is going.


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