Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū.
(I still have to cut+paste that)
"I will not have the impertinence to discuss or demonstrate details of the ryū to either non-members or members, even if they are relatives;"
If you can't discuss or demonstrate details to members how does any member learn?
The pledge you sign with your own blood (according to Wikipedia):
I've been meaning to ask this for a while (though I only just remembered that I've been meaning to ask this) - do rules 2 and 4 mean that you are not technically permitted to use your skills in the art to defend yourself?Quote:
On becoming a member of the Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō-ryū which has been transmitted by the Great Deity of the Katori Shrine, I herewith affirm my pledge that:
- I will not have the impertinence to discuss or demonstrate details of the ryū to either non-members or members, even if they are relatives;
- I will not engage in altercations or misuse the art against others;
- I will never engage in any kind of gambling nor frequent disreputable places.
- I will not cross swords with any followers of other martial traditions without authorization.
I hereby pledge to firmly adhere to each of the above articles. Should I break any of these articles I will submit to the punishment of the Great Deity of Katori and the Great Deity Marishiten. Herewith I solemnly swear and affix my blood seal to this oath to these Great Deities.
Why is the TSKSR pledge -- presumably a detail of the Ryu -- publicly available on Wikipedia?
Apparently Cummins likes to play games:
Martial Arts Planet - View Single Post - Antony Cummins - Latest News
Probably required reading before engagement should he show up on Bullshido next.
That post leaks and oozes insanity.
Calling MAP a low level forum, so why didn't he try for www.e-budo.com then? O yeah, because they would fry his ass over there..:new_micro
I really should've gone more with paranoid delusional.
A bunch of people arguing with your material on the internet isn't in any way a "war", nor would ninjutsu skills (i.e. run, throw a ninjer star, then run away) be pertinent to some childish attempt at a mindfuck.
The only way to really play a game is to never let anyone know the rules. This retard doesn't understand that.