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Cosmin Lupu
post Jul 26 2012, 07:44 PM
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Guys, last evening was very important to me, as I had my first Kenjutsu/ Iaido training session (Yes, Ben, I DID IT, FINALLY! biggrin.gif)

The Sensei is a very cool guy, who has been training with a very respected Japanese master swordsman - I might be mistaken, but out of what I have understood, the old dude is a direct descendant of the Musashi school of swordsmanship. So far, so good!

All I did for one hour and a half was learning stances, pacing, the correct grip of the sword and two types of swings. I didn't think it would've been that tiresome, but after the training I realized that my back and my feet were killing me.

There are so many details in this art, it's just like practicing guitar smile.gif

The way you hold the pick - The way you hold the sword
The way you pick - The way you swing

And I am certain that the more I will get into it, I will be able to make analogies and learn easier, just because I can relate to what I know from playing the guitar! It feels wonderful and it doesn't make me feel so silly for not practicing any other sort of martial arts before tongue.gif

Just wanted to share my happiness with you guys!

Cosmin


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post Jul 26 2012, 07:46 PM
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Sounds cool!
The sensei was your teacher...you mean...Ben???


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post Jul 26 2012, 07:48 PM
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Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude !! WOO ! I'm really happy you did it biggrin.gif

I too began to draw comparisons between what I was learning in the martial arts to guitar playing.

I can truly imagine how sore it would make your muscles... holding a serious slice of wood and turning it around yourself would seriously work them out. Awesome !! cool.gif

I hope this is the beginning of a long and really interesting journey for you my friend ! smile.gif


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post Jul 26 2012, 08:40 PM
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Congratulation !

Thats a good way your on - GOOD ENERGY !

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post Jul 26 2012, 11:27 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 26 2012, 06:44 PM) *
The Sensei is a very cool guy, who has been training with a very respected Japanese master swordsman - I might be mistaken, but out of what I have understood, the old dude is a direct descendant of the Musashi school of swordsmanship.

Cosmin



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That is awesome!


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post Jul 27 2012, 06:40 AM
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QUOTE (Nihilist1 @ Jul 26 2012, 10:27 PM) *
ohmy.gif

That is awesome!


So, yes, my Sensei is a master in Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu Kenjutsu - Musashi's doing smile.gif


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post Jul 27 2012, 07:23 AM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 26 2012, 06:48 PM) *
Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude !! WOO ! I'm really happy you did it biggrin.gif

I too began to draw comparisons between what I was learning in the martial arts to guitar playing.

I can truly imagine how sore it would make your muscles... holding a serious slice of wood and turning it around yourself would seriously work them out. Awesome !! cool.gif

I hope this is the beginning of a long and really interesting journey for you my friend ! smile.gif


Thank you, my British brother!

Tonight, before picking up my girl from work, I will practice in the garden! I also want to start practicing guitar in the garden, just for the sake of being in an open space and feeling the open stage dynamics better!

Tell me Ben, how are you faring with the martial arts training sessions?

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Sounds cool!
The sensei was your teacher...you mean...Ben???


laugh.gif you just had to pull a joke out of this one too, right biggrin.gif laugh.gif

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post Jul 27 2012, 09:35 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 27 2012, 07:23 AM) *
Thank you, my British brother!

Tonight, before picking up my girl from work, I will practice in the garden! I also want to start practicing guitar in the garden, just for the sake of being in an open space and feeling the open stage dynamics better!

Tell me Ben, how are you faring with the martial arts training sessions?


Sounds just great ! Very idyllic smile.gif

Myself, I haven't been for a while but I'm still training at home, working on the heavy bag.. although it's been too hot to do that lately !! biggrin.gif


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post Jul 28 2012, 07:54 AM
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You seemed very much into it and started progressing, out of what I have noticed and I was curious to know if you went ahead with it.

Hope you won't leave it aside smile.gif Anyway, I am looking forward to my training session on Monday evening! biggrin.gif woohoooo

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post Jul 28 2012, 10:22 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 28 2012, 07:54 AM) *
You seemed very much into it and started progressing, out of what I have noticed and I was curious to know if you went ahead with it.

Hope you won't leave it aside smile.gif Anyway, I am looking forward to my training session on Monday evening! biggrin.gif woohoooo


I'm still into it all, no worries there smile.gif Look forward to hearing more about your swordplay !! biggrin.gif

P.S. I'm interested in the fact that you mentioned you're studying something that incorporates Iaido and Kenjutsu. From what I know, Iaido is the more ceremonial art of drawing the sword etc.. whereas Kenjutsu is actually learning techniques for combat... it's very cool if you're getting that too ! smile.gif

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post Jul 29 2012, 01:46 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Jul 28 2012, 09:22 AM) *
I'm still into it all, no worries there smile.gif Look forward to hearing more about your swordplay !! biggrin.gif

P.S. I'm interested in the fact that you mentioned you're studying something that incorporates Iaido and Kenjutsu. From what I know, Iaido is the more ceremonial art of drawing the sword etc.. whereas Kenjutsu is actually learning techniques for combat... it's very cool if you're getting that too ! smile.gif


Well, out of what I understand, Iaido is the modern conception which came with the separation of the art of drawing and the actual fighting art, but in Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu (Musashi's school), the forms include Batto Jutsu and Ken Jutsu, which deal with both drawing and cutting in the same time, as with actual duel forms.



The stubbier guy which does the talking and the sword ass kicking, is my Sensei. After researching a bit about him, I found out that he is the official representative and chief (Shibu Chou) of the Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu in Romania - so, I can only be glad to be able to study THE REAL thing, so far away from Musashi's land smile.gif


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post Jul 29 2012, 07:00 PM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 29 2012, 01:46 PM) *
Well, out of what I understand, Iaido is the modern conception which came with the separation of the art of drawing and the actual fighting art, but in Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu (Musashi's school), the forms include Batto Jutsu and Ken Jutsu, which deal with both drawing and cutting in the same time, as with actual duel forms.



The stubbier guy which does the talking and the sword ass kicking, is my Sensei. After researching a bit about him, I found out that he is the official representative and chief (Shibu Chou) of the Hyoho Niten Ichi Ryu in Romania - so, I can only be glad to be able to study THE REAL thing, so far away from Musashi's land smile.gif


Oh man that looks brilliant !! Well done for finding such a good dojo ! biggrin.gif


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post Jul 29 2012, 07:08 PM
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Thanks Ben! Can't wait for tomorrow evening! biggrin.gif


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post Jul 31 2012, 02:56 AM
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Very cool! Put up some pix/links/etc. something to give us a view in to your new world!

QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Jul 26 2012, 02:44 PM) *
Guys, last evening was very important to me, as I had my first Kenjutsu/ Iaido training session (Yes, Ben, I DID IT, FINALLY! biggrin.gif)

The Sensei is a very cool guy, who has been training with a very respected Japanese master swordsman - I might be mistaken, but out of what I have understood, the old dude is a direct descendant of the Musashi school of swordsmanship. So far, so good!

All I did for one hour and a half was learning stances, pacing, the correct grip of the sword and two types of swings. I didn't think it would've been that tiresome, but after the training I realized that my back and my feet were killing me.

There are so many details in this art, it's just like practicing guitar smile.gif

The way you hold the pick - The way you hold the sword
The way you pick - The way you swing

And I am certain that the more I will get into it, I will be able to make analogies and learn easier, just because I can relate to what I know from playing the guitar! It feels wonderful and it doesn't make me feel so silly for not practicing any other sort of martial arts before tongue.gif

Just wanted to share my happiness with you guys!

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Cosmin Lupu
post Jul 31 2012, 09:21 AM
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Hey Todd, sure will, when the time comes smile.gif

For now, here's a glimpse of what I am studying there:



The short bearded dude is the Sensei smile.gif


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