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    How'd he get knocked out? From his head hitting the ground?

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    I saw a ninja wrestling with my dad yesterday... I don't know if I should tell this, since you won't believe me anyway...

    But the ninja flipped out & killed my dad. & then he slipped on the sidewalk & impaled himself on his own sword.

    I mean, I know, I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it myself!

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    Yeah, that happened to me too. I hate ninjas so much.

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    In judo we have "happo no kuzushi" (eight directions of unbalancing) I've seen ten-year-olds do that same stuff in judo class. It is skill set entirely unto itself...but it ain't fighting.
    And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".

    --Scrolls of Bujutsu: Chapter 5 vs 10-14.

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    Originally posted by serious harm
    How'd he get knocked out? From his head hitting the ground?
    Yes, he was pushing as hard as he could, and then when he was "turned", he fell, slamming his face to the ground.

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    Originally posted by Scrapper
    In judo we have "happo no kuzushi" (eight directions of unbalancing) I've seen ten-year-olds do that same stuff in judo class. It is skill set entirely unto itself...but it ain't fighting.

    Yes, I believe that you're definitely correct in calling it a "skill set entirely unto itself", but I'm less confident about the "ain't fighting". It is definitely competetive, and thus I believe that you can call it "sparring", but whether this form of "sparring" is comparable to "fighting" depends on your definition of "fighting." Personally, I would have trouble defending it as "fighting", but then that might just be my bias coming out.

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    True taiji can't be competitive, you'd have peoples heads exploding all over the place, add to that all the chi being released, you may just have destroyed a small town.

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    Originally posted by Scrapper
    In judo we have "happo no kuzushi" (eight directions of unbalancing) I've seen ten-year-olds do that same stuff in judo class. It is skill set entirely unto itself...but it ain't fighting.
    And thank you very much for formally name this technique, "happo no kuzushi" (eight directions of unbalancing). Whenever I've told anyone that I'd seen some Judoka do this push hands-like technique, they always laugh and tell me that there is no such thing, that I must have seen a ninja, or something.

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    Originally posted by ronin69
    True taiji can't be competitive, you'd have peoples heads exploding all over the place, add to that all the chi being released, you may just have destroyed a small town.
    *laughing*...yeah yeah yeah....we're all going to do taiji in Guelph!....make Guelph go "boom"

    ah...and remember....I was politely asked to leave the Taiji school.....because all my "negative" attitude was really dragging everyone's chi down....*laughing*

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    Originally posted by LLL
    I saw a ninja wrestling with my dad yesterday... I don't know if I should tell this, since you won't believe me anyway...

    But the ninja flipped out & killed my dad. & then he slipped on the sidewalk & impaled himself on his own sword.

    I mean, I know, I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it myself!

    Yes, its amazing how careless people can be with swords, especially those damn ninjas.

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