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    Words of a former Backyard Samurai

    Backyard Samurai:Bored otaku who read a few books then decide they practice a sword art. This type of mindset usually begins because of withheld idolization of a cartoon character that one watched as a very young child. This retained childhood subconcious fantasy tends to manfest itself through owning countless books on swords, half of which are usually several years out of date or whose authors are more likely then not considered mindless hacks by serious students of swordsmanship. Then after having read said books, one picks up a bokken, shinai, or just plain ugly stick. They commence to practice moves got from the books. These "moves" tend poorly understood, poorly excecuted, and downright ugly.


    This is a subject I know quite well, since am I a recovering backyard samurai. I tell you here and now, to those contemplating self-training Asian Sword Arts, for your own safety and intelligence please find an instructor. If one cannot be found then please either wait till you have enough money to move somewhere else or take up something useful like Boxing. Something that can actually teach you how to fight, and please for the love of God leave the Katana to the experts. Don't give places like England, where there is a possibility for sword ban, more fuel for the fire. You have no idea how much a freak accident in the news about some untrained goofball cutting his thumb off can actually come back to bite sword enthusists halfway around the world in the ass.

    I am imploring you, please don't try to teach yourself Kenjutsu and you try to teach yourself a C.S.A then trust me your going to tear something somewhere along the line.
    Techniques with a Jian or Dao make Kenjutsu look simple(I'm not saying it is simple as in easy learn, just less complicated)

    Please Please! don't become a backyard samurai, you will only end deluding yourself, and you will waste valuable time that you could be to at least learn how to fight if there is no one to teach you

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    What about being a backyard ninja?

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    This seems perfectly safe to me. And I've only mistakenly poisoned my little brother once.

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    When I was a little kid I used to play with wooden sticks and pretend I was a powerful warrior.
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    Backyard Ninja should just stop, they need to find at least a bujinkan and join so whhen someone who won't patronize them comes along they can aleast pretend ignorance when they have their delusions shattered.

    Better yet, ditch the black costume and start Muay Thai,
    Backyard Martial Artists of every kind tend to have self-esteem issues and actually being able to kick someone's ass would greatly

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    Backyard Ninja should just stop, they need to find at least a bujinkan and join so whhen someone who won't patronize them comes along they can aleast pretend ignorance when they have their delusions shattered.
    There are people that don't patronize ninjas?! What an age we live in

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    Guess which finger is the fickle one... supporting member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Jones
    When I was a little kid I used to play with wooden sticks and pretend I was a powerful warrior.
    And obviously nothing has changed,

    you just traded your sticks for a keyboard.
    If you can't laugh at yourself,
    Others will be happy to do it for you. :evil6:

    The 2 most abundant elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.



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    I prefer backyard Sumo. You can spend most of your training time eating chips and drinking beer trying to get you weight up. Ya can't weigh to much in sumo. Mmmmm beer.

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    Guess which finger is the fickle one... supporting member
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    Mmmmmm Doughnuts.
    If you can't laugh at yourself,
    Others will be happy to do it for you. :evil6:

    The 2 most abundant elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.



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    What's the lower age limit to be a backyard ninja? Being a kid doesn't really count since many kids do playfighting with weapons. I'd say about 12.

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    Backyard Wrestling LMAO!!!!

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