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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Jones
    MegaJesusSan look at this clip then look at the commments below.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY_vUCNpw6E&NR
    Listen to alone in the ring from the rocky sound track to this and its strangely appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRAB MY WRIST
    Japanese people can be silly at times. In Chado (Art of Tea) you spend about half a day to see some obasan (old lady) prepare tea at snail speed. You can probably get your tea much easier by boiling some water using modern electric kettle and pouring the water onto some Lipton teabag. Some people call Chado aesthetic, others call it plain stupidity. But then it is the experience that counts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pauli
    i'm now wondering if there is a korean equivalent of kyudo (which i suspect would be something like... gyudo), but i'm too lazy to look it up. der, could you please validate my laziness and say if there is or not?
    Gyukdo, Korean archery. It was not influenced by Kyudo at all, as archery has a deep tradition in Korea.

    There was a saying in Asia centuries ago, "The spear in China, the bow in Korea, and the sword in Japan."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuckyokushin
    Wasabi is far superior to kemchi.Or is that one more thing the koreans took from the japanese.
    No, the Japanese actually took kimchi from the Koreans, and call it kimuchi. It tastes absolutely horrible, like metallic ****.

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    Watched the vid, unfortunately.

    Conclusion: The gayer you look, the better your form.

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    On the video, we've got a guy that is doing something according to the method in which it is preserved (ritual, movement, etc). Chances are, he wants to do it, likes doing it, and gets something from it. Just because he's not Japanese, should he not be allowed to study a long-preserved Japanes art in the precise method in which it exists and has existed for centuries (decades, millenia, whatever).

    If a non-Japanese wanted to learn Japanese tea ceremony, with all the steps, and perform it in a traditional manner, who are we to care. In fact, you have something that is old, and looks like it does because that's how it has looked, and that's what the people doing it want to look like. Wanting a guy to shoot the arrow differently just because he is not Japanese is like looking at the woman and yelling:

    "Just pour the tea, bitch!"

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    I stopped reading your post when I realized you copied and pasted the last one.

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    What I'm really saying is, (and if you read the OP you'd know this) I'm concerned with the people obsessed with kyudo for some convoluted idea of Zen, excusing their lack of ability to hit the target (which equates exactly to skill) by saying, "Oh, well, it's just a breathing and concentration excercise."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DerAuslander108
    No, the Japanese actually took kimchi from the Koreans, and call it kimuchi. It tastes absolutely horrible, like metallic ****.


    Loads of Kimchi is imported to Japan from S Korea. What, does it become "metallic ****" on the way over?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuckyokushin
    Wasabi is far superior to kemchi.Or is that one more thing the koreans took from the japanese.


    That's a stupid comparison anyway.
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