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  1. Transcendent Sunchips is offline
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    11/06/2004 7:36pm

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    Road to Asia (MA seminars)

    This weekend, the Japanese Candian Cultural Center was hosting this 2-day event called Road to Asia. Among asian things, they have martial arts seminars. My dad checked it out today. They have Aikido, Kendo, Arnis, Iaido, Judo, Karate, TKD, Shorinji Kempo, Naginata...and finally...ninjutsu.

    My father checked out the FMA seminar then the ninjutsu. What he told me about ninjutsu basically summed up as a Seminar of Disaster. Luckily, he filmed some parts, but he was just too disgusted to film the entire thing. My dad didn't have anything positive to say about the ninjutsu and looking at his face, he hasn't been this disappointed since that time I got a 0 in my midterm for grade 9 art. From our conversation, here are some quotes:

    "The students look like unhealthy dweebs"
    "Their instructor looks like an unstable wierdo"
    "They throw the shittiest (generic strike) I've seen"
    "I know I can kick their asses" (coming from an injured old man doing Aikido)
    "They're only good at making poses for pictures" (Oops, he really did have somthing positive to say)

    Anyways, I'm going there tomorrow to check out the judo and meet my former judo instructors. I'm also going to stick around for the ninjutsu and hopefully get tape of this train wreck.

    If anybody in Toronto is interested, Sunday Nov 7th is the last day and it runs from 11am-6pm. The Judo seminar starts at 1:30pm. Ninjutsu on Sunday will begin at 3:30pm. They'll also have Aikido, Kendo, Iaido, and Naginata seminars tomorrow.

    Address: 6 Garamond Court (Don Mills/Eglinton)

    I'm going to try to tape the ninjutsu tomorrow. If I don't tape it at least I'll have my father's footage. I will bring a copy to Friday's Throwdown. If somebody can host it, I will give it to them.
  2. TaeBo_Master is offline
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    Posted On:
    11/06/2004 7:47pm

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    how did you get a 0 on a midterm?
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  3. Mayhem is offline

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     Style: Moo Thai & Crappling

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    I thought a Naginata was a weapon, not a MA?
  4. Transcendent Sunchips is offline
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    I was too lazy to put my name on my sketchbook, thus my teacher didn't know whose drawings they were. So according to her, I didn't hand in any work that entire half.
  5. Zeddy is offline

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    The naginata is a weapon, but as I understand some people practice it solely by itself.

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  6. Kayne is offline
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    11/06/2004 8:32pm

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    That huge list, and they left out Jujitsu. And ninjitsu got in. Appauling.
    I'm not drowning my sorrows, I'm preserving them in alcohol.
  7. j416to is offline

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    Naginata-do is a modern kendo-like sport fencing. They duct tape a thin curved piece of bamboo to the end of a long oak dowel, and then spar with kendo armor and skin protectors. That's what they're suppose to be doing at the Toronto JCC, except that the person leading the naginata-do classes doesn't have a black belt, so all they've been doing for the past year is drills, no sparring, just drills.
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    11/06/2004 9:18pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I could make several disparaging comments about the martial arts being taught at the Toronto JCC, but since my 85 year old Aunt still performs obon dori there, and my Mother use to be the head of the Montreal JCC, I'll keep my mouth shut.

    But what I will say is this, it's called the Japanese Cultural Centre, and thus they're more concerned about promoting a positive image of Japanese culture, than anything else.
  9. IzzyDaHedgehog is offline

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     Style: Ex-TKD, BJJ, Muay Thai

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    Are these Japanese Cultural Center things a chain? Because there's one 5 minutes from my house, where I take BJJ, and there's another one in downtown Chicago (haven't been there myself). But mine is only about 1500 square feet of tatami mats and then some locker rooms, not a large enough building to host an event on this scale.
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    if jackie chan, jet li, or donnie yen gave seminars or decided to host one would you go?
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