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Cosmin Lupu
post Mar 24 2013, 07:09 PM
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Guys and gals, I am proud to announce you that I have received my officially recognized 6 kyu certificate of sword technique - that means both kenjutsu and battojutsu. The journey towards the 5 kyu certificate begins tomorrow! biggrin.gif

Will post some pics tomorrow so stay tuned! biggrin.gif

Cosmin

PS: You have no clue how happy I am tongue.gif


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post Mar 24 2013, 07:11 PM
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Congrats man, don't go kick anybody's butt now laugh.gif


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post Mar 24 2013, 09:34 PM
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Congrats man! Martial arts is awesome!


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post Mar 24 2013, 10:56 PM
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Spiff!! Congrats man!!
QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Mar 24 2013, 02:09 PM) *
Guys and gals, I am proud to announce you that I have received my officially recognized 6 kyu certificate of sword technique - that means both kenjutsu and battojutsu. The journey towards the 5 kyu certificate begins tomorrow! biggrin.gif

Will post some pics tomorrow so stay tuned! biggrin.gif

Cosmin

PS: You have no clue how happy I am tongue.gif



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Cosmin Lupu
post Mar 25 2013, 08:38 AM
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Thank you guys!

It's awesome indeed and very rewarding to know that you can study a historically genuine school of martial arts founded by such a great warrior, as Musashi was.

Thinking back at Gabe's topic regarding re-decorating his home, I guess that certificate will look good on my wall biggrin.gif


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post Mar 25 2013, 01:42 PM
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nice one cosmin, that's excellent biggrin.gif
what sort of things did you need to do for the grading?


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post Mar 25 2013, 01:45 PM
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WOW congratulations on this achievement! smile.gif

We are getting some certified ninja's here ph34r.gif


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post Mar 25 2013, 01:55 PM
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Congrats Cosmin!!!!That is an awesome accomplishment!!!
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post Mar 26 2013, 12:12 PM
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Thanks again guys! @bleez - For ken jutsu I had to execute all the blocking types perfectly and also the first 2 kata - Ippon me and Nihon me and for batto jutsu about 11 Kata - the final one being the Kaishaku - a very delicate kata, in which you are basically cutting off the head of one committing seppuku to spare him the pain. It's a difficult cut but I will not explain it here smile.gif We will exercise it in the future on straw dummies called makiwara. As strange as it may seem, it is actually an act of compassion and brotherly love... The kaishakunin, which is the one executing the kata was usually the best friend of the one who had to commit seppuku, or one who was in a close connection with that one.


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post Mar 26 2013, 04:28 PM
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My congratulation and respect , Cosmin !

The Makiwara will become a friend to you - because it always will let you feel the truth .

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post Mar 27 2013, 01:31 AM
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Wow, man! That's awesome! Though I don't really understand all the big words. biggrin.gif


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post Mar 27 2013, 04:50 AM
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Nice news!! Congrats Cosmin! smile.gif


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post Mar 27 2013, 08:58 AM
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Thank you Dieter, Gabe and Bran smile.gif

@Bran - I had the same impression when I started out: 'Ho in blazes will I be able to remember all these names?' But practice and keeping in mind the name of what you are practicing will make them stick to you smile.gif


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post Mar 27 2013, 04:03 PM
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Congrats Cosmin-san!



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post Mar 27 2013, 06:51 PM
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Congratulations my friend !! It is very well deserved ! smile.gif

Also having to perform 11 kata ?? Wow, well done !

It's really interesting to read about the original significance behind the katas and other movements as well. Knowing the meaning behind them must make studying them even more rewarding.


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post Mar 28 2013, 02:30 AM
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Congrats Cosmin !! smile.gif


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Cosmin Lupu
post Mar 28 2013, 09:16 AM
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Thank you Ben and Sinisa! @Ben - oh yes, it sure does! Sensei is always explaining what's what with each kata and after learning it, he shows us at least 2-3 ways to put it into practice in real combat situations.


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post Mar 28 2013, 10:50 AM
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Congrats neighbor Lupus!

Can u post some photo from certificate receiving manifestation?
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post Mar 28 2013, 11:04 AM
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QUOTE (Slavenko Erazer @ Mar 28 2013, 09:50 AM) *
certificate receiving manifestation?


Pure poetry biggrin.gif


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post Mar 28 2013, 01:40 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ Mar 28 2013, 11:04 AM) *
Pure poetry biggrin.gif


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