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  1. War Wizard is offline
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    Ah, I see they used the ol' "We trained the Armed Forces" ploy. Kind of like how Luminox sold a watch to a guy, found out he was a SEAL, then suddenly they are "THE OFFICIAL WATCH OF U.S. NAVY SEALS!"
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    I did used to know a lot of millitary guys who trained in BBT, compared to none at my BJJ or judo gyms but being in the millitary does not equate to being the best judge of a martial art, neither is an art evaluated on the basis of how many millitary people train in it. Some people however, wish it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spcroft
    All right, here’s my introduction…
    I went to a Bujinkan dojo a few years ago because I had heard that the instructor taught “real world” fighting, called Shikengata, which he learned from Hatsumi. The guy who ran the dojo also did some training for the armed forces and so in my naivety I thought it would be a good place to train. At the very least, I thought it sounded like a pretty fun way to spend a few nights a week. It took a lot of consideration to start going to classes once I found out about them, however, because I felt pretty stupid going to a “ninja’ school. I just couldn’t get the associations with ninjutsu to the American Ninja movie and Snake Eyes from GI joe out of my head. You should have heard all the s**t my friends gave me when I told them I was going to “ninja” classes.
    Right away I thought that the place was a little strange. Most of the people I trained with were old and out of shape, and of course the high-ranking black belts were all out of shape ex-cops. Training pretty much consisted of warming up with a few falls and then learning a really complicated technique, practicing it for ten or fifteen minutes, and then learning another complicated technique. Most of the time we practiced defenses against attacks by having your partner grip the collar of your shirt and you do a series of moves to get the guy on the floor. And nobody ever resisted. Ever. Now I now I was a white belt, and I maybe they were just waiting to resist until I learned the techniques. But even after I advanced two levels they still didn’t resist. Because we learned so many complicated techniques, it was nearly impossible to recall any of them a few days after class. The only thing I can remember now is a kick to the knees that is pretty effective. My friends used to challenge me to show them my stuff and I found that trying to do them to a resisting partner is an entirely different world. Of course, most of those challenges just degenerated into wrestling matches.
    I remember one moment when one of my instructors (teaching a class of about five or six out of shape students) said that, with the moves we had in our repertoire, we were already prepared to defeat most attackers that came our way—sort of implying that the rest of the stuff we will learn will propel us into Hatusmi-like godliness. I couldn’t believe it—I hardly knew anything except how to fall down and how to twist a guy’s wrist if he slowly and gingerly placed it on the collar of my shirt.
    What made me quit, however, was the cult-like atmosphere. After class one day, the shihan started going off about how non-violent protesting never accomplished anything in this country. Everyone just sat and listened to this guy lecture to the class with rapt attention. And even though this guy might know something about bujinkan, he didn’t know much more than the average uneducated a**hole about politics or history. So after listening to him long enough, I said “What about the civil rights movement?” The students next to me all told me to be quiet and the teacher looked at me as if I just slapped his wife. Apparently my lowly status as a green belt also meant that I was a novice in having a discussion about political history. Let me just be blunt about it—I realized that this great “shihan” was a total moron. My respect for him and his school went down to zero in that instant. Suddenly I found myself forced to confront the reality of this school that I was trying to ignore—that I was surrounded by a bunch of out of shape, brainwashed nutcases that had watched too many Kung Fu movies who worshipped this guy just because he was conferred a rank by a “ninja master” from Japan.
    Now I found a gym that teaches muay thai, boxing, and grappling and has plenty of equipment for conditioning. We put on the pads and we spar. Its great.

    PM me. I think I know who you trained with and I think I may have another gym you might like also, that is if you are interested in Grappling also.
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    The Shihan is right about nonviolent confrontation. The only way to destroy the Bujinkan is with knee strikes and escrima sticks.
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    Yet paragraphs breaks are your friend!

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    Still good post though.

    Welcome to the forums . . . two drink minimum.

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  7. War Wizard is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by TehDeadlyDimMak
    The Shihan is right about nonviolent confrontation. The only way to destroy the Bujinkan is with knee strikes and escrima sticks.
    I was thinking more along the lines of lead pipes, but you're on the right track.
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    I thought ninjas could only be killed by other ninjas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrblackmagic
    I thought ninjas could only be killed by other ninjas.

    That is a common myth. The truth is like all creatures of the night they are suseptable to many Folk remodeys...garlic, silver bullets, crucifix, holy water, MMA 4 Oz. gloves, a kindof hard punch when they are not ready, grabing the wrong hand durring class, you know the normal stuff.
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    What I find odd, is that this is still the only post from this person, and he has failed to come back on here to answer questions.
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