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#435809 - 06/05/13 04:52 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Well, we did have a couple short ones going on "kata" and "bunkai".

They started on specialty forums in Martial Arts I don't practice.
But both are common to MA I still practice after twenty years.

It was interesting to see how other people viewed and defined both terms.

BTW in our iaido class we thought of "kata" as a physical example of all standard attacks and defenses (a catalog, so to speak).
And while "kata" were each a kind of playlet, "bunkai" were the playlet's script.

Forgive me, sensei, if my memory is off.

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#435810 - 06/06/13 11:24 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Folks

This thread got me thinking--the site ain't what it used to be--and has not been for some time.

Traffic is way down.

Is there anything we can do to help breath a little more life into it?

Any way we could get the "old guard" to come back and post more often?

Ideas?

Going to re-post this as stand alone.
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#435838 - 06/11/13 02:38 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Hi.
Don't know if I count as old school or not, but here's my two cents: In my case, it's just a question of the most interesting topics having already been discussed. And granted, there are MA topics ad infinitum, but the most interesting ones are gotten to first. And I've been a member here a looong time.
Every once in a while, I cruise by to see if anything interesting to me AND new has cropped up. Not for a while.
Don't get me wrong, it's not that intelligent discussion isn't to be found here anymore. It's that I can usually remember at least one thread where a JKogas, a butterfly or a JohnL has taken the subject on extensively (And, in the case of this last, has as a bonus had the entertainment value of his telling a deserving ignoramus that "You are clearly an idiot"!).

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#435839 - 06/11/13 02:39 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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P.S.: If you think these forums are moribund, cruise over to E-Budo.
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#435841 - 06/11/13 05:32 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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MAGon

Good to hear from you.

BTW--E-budo might well be in the process of making a come-back as well.....maybe.
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#435842 - 06/11/13 08:53 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: cxt]
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Originally Posted By: cxt
MAGon

Good to hear from you.

BTW--E-budo might well be in the process of making a come-back as well.....maybe.


Hey, bud! smile
As to E-Budo: Fingers crossed!
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#435843 - 06/11/13 10:01 PM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: MAGon]
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"most interesting topics having already been discussed. "

But most of the "New Guys" never got a chance to discuss them.

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#435844 - 06/12/13 07:36 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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iai


So how do we get the "new guys" to discuss?

Any ideas?

Honestly just asking--mainly because I have no idea myself.
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#435848 - 06/12/13 09:04 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: iaibear]
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Originally Posted By: iaibear
"most interesting topics having already been discussed. "

But most of the "New Guys" never got a chance to discuss them.


The "New Guys" is a different, though related, kettle of fish.
From what someone wrote, above, they seem to be there and are reading a lot. It's the writing and participating thing that's problematic.
I can't really think of a solution. There's years worth of good stuff to read here. I went back for the heck of it and pulled my posts, just to look over the threads I participated in over the years. I intended to spend 1/2 hr. at most. Wound up hooked and investing several hours reading.
Lets also not forget the bigger world out there. Some of the old timers may have been pinched by the economic times, or just preoccupied by other concerns. I keep in touch with Brad (butterfly) and the last thing we talk about is the MAs. His toddler, my teen, house improvement projects, family matters, etc. is what we discuss. And that's when we manage to find time. Life, my friends, life.
So I suppose the bright side is y'ain't dead if yer being read. The more so if there's at least some active discussion going on. I guess there'll come a point when the readers will absorb enough to start asking questions... Or not. Shigata ga nai.

P.S.: Just had a thought. Sometimes informed discussion by people who know their stuff can be very intimidating to those less knowledgeable. One of you guys was talking about a stand alone post. Perhaps in that post it would be useful to say something along the lines of "there's no such thing as a dumb question" and "jump in, we don't bite".
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#435849 - 06/12/13 09:13 AM Re: Where Are They Now? [Re: Dobbersky]
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Perhaps we need to reformulate to forum rules?
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Please use the forums search function before submitting new topics

Relevant when the site had lots of contributors. Some topics have been discussed before….in 2003

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