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Cosmin Lupu
post Jul 11 2012, 10:24 AM
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I remember telling you guys about my intention to start practicing iaido a while ago. Well, a good friend knew about this whole idea and had a surprise for my birthday tomorrow:



I decided to start out, so now I am on the lookout for a serious dojo where I can learn and prepare myself smile.gif It feels great, even if it is made of wood laugh.gif Or this may be my silly joy of knowing I am closer to the world of the samurai

We shall see what the future brings!

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post Jul 11 2012, 10:27 AM
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post Jul 11 2012, 10:35 AM
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Haha, you knew I would be drawn to this thread like a beacon !! biggrin.gif

I'm pleased you're going to start doing it for real now.. hopefully you can find somewhere close enough.

That sword looks great, a bokken I believe they're called smile.gif


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post Jul 11 2012, 10:48 AM
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Cosmin you realise becoming a Samurai, that Ben as a Ninja will be your mortal enemy


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post Jul 11 2012, 11:06 AM
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QUOTE (PosterBoy @ Jul 11 2012, 10:48 AM) *
Cosmin you realise becoming a Samurai, that Ben as a Ninja will be your mortal enemy


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Will make it very interesting !! laugh.gif


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post Jul 11 2012, 01:04 PM
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I saw this in Facebook too. It will be fun for sure. wink.gif

I saw a document about people who practise the right movement of sword swing like years until it's perfect blink.gif

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post Jul 11 2012, 02:21 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 11 2012, 09:35 AM) *
Haha, you knew I would be drawn to this thread like a beacon !! biggrin.gif

I'm pleased you're going to start doing it for real now.. hopefully you can find somewhere close enough.

That sword looks great, a bokken I believe they're called smile.gif


Exactly biggrin.gif you are twice right tongue.gif I knew you would join the thread and I wanted to announce you as well, as you asked me before about when I was going to move my behind to start practicing wink.gif and yes, it is called bokken - a practice sword - although as deadly as a real one if wielded right.

Check this out:

According to the legend, Musashi arrived more than three hours late, and goaded Kojirō by taunting him. When Kojirō attacked, his blow came as close as to sever Musashi's chonmage. He came close to victory several times until, supposedly blinded by the sunset behind Musashi, Musashi struck him on the skull with his oversized bokken (wooden sword), which was over 90 centimeters long. Musashi supposedly fashioned the long bokken, a type called a suburitō due to its above-average length, by shaving down the spare oar of the boat in which he arrived at the duel with his wakizashi (the wood was very hard). Musashi had been late for the duel on purpose in order to psychologically unnerve his opponent (a tactic used by him on previous occasions, such as during his series of duels with the Yoshioka swordsmen).

You can read the whole story here: Miyamoto Musashi vs Sasaki Kojiro

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post Jul 11 2012, 02:27 PM
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Being Swedish and all, I figured I ought to post this:
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post Jul 11 2012, 02:55 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 11 2012, 02:21 PM) *
Exactly biggrin.gif you are twice right tongue.gif I knew you would join the thread and I wanted to announce you as well, as you asked me before about when I was going to move my behind to start practicing wink.gif and yes, it is called bokken - a practice sword - although as deadly as a real one if wielded right.

Check this out:

According to the legend, Musashi arrived more than three hours late, and goaded Kojirō by taunting him. When Kojirō attacked, his blow came as close as to sever Musashi's chonmage. He came close to victory several times until, supposedly blinded by the sunset behind Musashi, Musashi struck him on the skull with his oversized bokken (wooden sword), which was over 90 centimeters long. Musashi supposedly fashioned the long bokken, a type called a suburitō due to its above-average length, by shaving down the spare oar of the boat in which he arrived at the duel with his wakizashi (the wood was very hard). Musashi had been late for the duel on purpose in order to psychologically unnerve his opponent (a tactic used by him on previous occasions, such as during his series of duels with the Yoshioka swordsmen).

You can read the whole story here: Miyamoto Musashi vs Sasaki Kojiro

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Yes, Musashi is perhaps the most famous swordsman of all. I haven't really read anything about him but his name appears a lot ! biggrin.gif


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post Jul 11 2012, 03:30 PM
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That movie is EPIC!!! biggrin.gif I love it biggrin.gif THE ARMYYY OF DARKNESSSS!

QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 11 2012, 01:55 PM) *
Yes, Musashi is perhaps the most famous swordsman of all. I haven't really read anything about him but his name appears a lot ! biggrin.gif


You will probably like this smile.gif



QUOTE (WeePee @ Jul 11 2012, 12:04 PM) *
I saw this in Facebook too. It will be fun for sure. wink.gif

I saw a document about people who practise the right movement of sword swing like years until it's perfect blink.gif


Well, it's all about achieving perfection and self control smile.gif I will most likely enjoy this trip !


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post Jul 11 2012, 03:37 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 11 2012, 03:30 PM) *
You will probably like this smile.gif



Awesome.. I'll see if the gf fancies watching this later ! biggrin.gif


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post Jul 11 2012, 03:59 PM
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This sounds very interesting mate. Keep us updated! smile.gif


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post Jul 11 2012, 04:55 PM
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I am obliging my girl to watch sword related stuff tooooo laugh.gif


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post Jul 11 2012, 04:57 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 11 2012, 09:25 PM) *
I am obliging my girl to watch sword related stuff tooooo laugh.gif


That would be very tough wink.gif laugh.gif tongue.gif


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post Jul 11 2012, 06:00 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 11 2012, 04:55 PM) *
I am obliging my girl to watch sword related stuff tooooo laugh.gif


Hahaha.. yeah it's really a case of us making our girlfriends watch what we want but disguised as a mutual choice ! It's taken me years to perfect the skill ! laugh.gif


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post Jul 12 2012, 01:46 AM
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QUOTE (HungryForHeaven @ Jul 11 2012, 10:27 AM) *
Being Swedish and all, I figured I ought to post this:



When I read the title I also thought that hammerfall's song tongue.gif




Well Done Cosmin-sam.....i always wanted to try that olympic sport with swords, according to google in english it is called swordsmanship or swordplay I


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post Jul 12 2012, 07:11 AM
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QUOTE (El Fortinero @ Jul 12 2012, 12:46 AM) *
When I read the title I also thought that hammerfall's song tongue.gif




Well Done Cosmin-sam.....i always wanted to try that olympic sport with swords, according to google in english it is called swordsmanship or swordplay I


Thank you Nahuel! biggrin.gif Well, what i will start practicing is called Iaido, which describes the art of drawing your sword and killing your enemy with one blow smile.gif


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post Jul 12 2012, 07:32 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 11 2012, 10:30 PM) *
Hahaha.. yeah it's really a case of us making our girlfriends watch what we want but disguised as a mutual choice ! It's taken me years to perfect the skill ! laugh.gif


How do you do that ????? How many years did it take, gentleman ?


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QUOTE (Yash @ Jul 12 2012, 07:32 AM) *
How do you do that ????? How many years did it take, gentleman ?


Hehe, well I may have been exaggerating a bit ! wink.gif

Just convince your girlfriend that she would enjoy watching Rambo much, much more than Love Actually biggrin.gif


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post Jul 12 2012, 10:42 AM
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