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#394885 - 05/12/08 11:09 PM MJER san-kyu iaido test
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Registered: 01/05/06
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Loc: Ann Arbor, MI
Hi folks,

Here are two videos from my MJER san-kyu iaido test. I started last july and thankfully did not embarrass myself TOO much at the test. I am the one with the reddish beard. This was at the Japanese Martial Arts Center in Ann Arbor with sensei Nick Suino.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0Hd3yvNkRo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNaLhA95-H8

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#394886 - 05/13/08 04:20 AM Re: MJER san-kyu iaido test [Re: Borrek]
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Is the third kata gyakuto? If it is, it's done differently than in my school... Your bato is slightly different too.

I don't feel advanced enough to express any valuable opinion concerning the quality of your technique, so I won't.

What I will do is wish you good luck. Hope you passed!
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#394887 - 05/13/08 07:49 AM Re: MJER san-kyu iaido test [Re: Tashigae]
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The third waza in the first video is Ukenagashi from seiza no bu. That one is not me, thats one of our beginning students.

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#394888 - 05/13/08 03:03 PM Re: MJER san-kyu iaido test [Re: Borrek]
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Is that Suino-sensei's dojo?

I recognize that third kata as Ukenagashi, but we do it differently now.

if your the guy with the beard, nice job
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#394889 - 05/13/08 04:30 PM Re: MJER san-kyu iaido test [Re: fatguy]
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Definitely Ukenagashi, but a somewhat different from us as well.
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#394890 - 05/13/08 04:57 PM Re: MJER san-kyu iaido test [Re: Charles Mahan]
Borrek Offline
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To be totally honest, I would not call that performance of Ukenagashi representative of how it is normally done within our dojo. The basic checkpoints are there though.

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#394891 - 05/14/08 08:14 AM Re: MJER san-kyu iaido test [Re: Borrek]
BrianRVanCise Offline
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Registered: 05/14/06
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Borrek was Holland Sensei up on the board during this test?

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#394892 - 05/14/08 04:47 PM Re: MJER san-kyu iaido test [Re: BrianRVanCise]
Borrek Offline
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Hai! You can see him helping to evaluate us in one of the videos when we are performing Yaegaki.

Do you know Holland Sensei?

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#394893 - 05/15/08 08:48 PM Re: MJER san-kyu iaido test [Re: Borrek]
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Very nice examples of Iaido. Do you know what your results are yet? It was interesting to see the stylistic differences between the different branches of MJER, I practice the Jikishin-Kai International branch myself.
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#394894 - 05/15/08 10:23 PM Re: MJER san-kyu iaido test [Re: JoshuaMonjin]
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[Quote]It was interesting to see the stylistic differences between the different branches of MJER, I practice the Jikishin-Kai International branch myself. [/Quote]

I agree, and I have never seen the toho kata before, very interesting.
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