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    Even though this is a bit late, thank you Sudden Impact for posting the message traffic. It was helpful to see clear questions. The responses were enlightening. A big help to a friend in Tennessee trying to decide where to train.

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    By watching video's, she seems to have decent skills in what she is teaching, she might have personality that is attracting her studets, and so on. But, just think for us a bit. I am Japanese and I just would like to say things here. If the whole thing is a joke, then I can laugh at it. Budo-ryu ninjutsu? Gramatically, it sounds fetally wrong. haha. Hayashi Nakashima (林 中島)? No parents with a right mind would name their son/daughter (you can't determine the gender of this person) like this. But if it's a joke, it's a joke. If Tomo ryuu and budo ryuu are that famous, then howcome can I not find anything on Google Japan? sigh

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumo55
    you can't determine the gender of this person
    Why did you just -

    Because now - I want to -

    But I can't -

    Ah - **** it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cullion
    You sound like a foaming-at-the-mouth-loon out of Dr. Strangelove.
    Sometimes, we put Ricin in the Cocaine. :ninja7:

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    Hi sumo55, welcome, and thank you for the advice on Japanese language use :)

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    I feel like you eyeballin' me, dawg!
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    Quick question to my nihongo speaking friends. Isn't Ichiro basically a generic name meaning "first son" or "first born male"? I am just curious.

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    *meh*:sad11:

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    (retracted, also)
    Last edited by dewey; 2/04/2009 3:57pm at .

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    Hey, I m new to the thread. Lets not forget that you can take toshindo by video as well as other martial arts. All you really need is a training partner not saying its legit
    Just could explain the amount of martial arts on her resume

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    WTF does "Anshu" mean...

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    Meaning of "Anshu"

    "Anshu" or "An-shu" means, I believe, "ray of sunshine" or "ray of light" in Hindu/Sanskrit. Stephen K. Hayes has taken on this title as part of his leadership of his organization, "To Shin Do." Mr. Hayes is an ordained Tendai Buddhist priest as well as the head of his organization, which facts are part of the reason for him taking on this title. I have no personal knowledge about why Jacobson would take this title.

    However, I think the key issues about Jacobson are the following, and have been addressed or discussed in varying degrees of detail on this forum:
    #1. Are the claims Jacobson makes legitimate and/or verifiable?
    #2. Is Jacobson a competent teacher/practitioner?

    Other issues such as ethics or comportment are all a part of any consideration of a person's martial skills and claims, and would come into play if someone were actually planning to train with Jacobson. Discussion of those matters are perhaps best left to private conversations.

    There is more than enough information on this forum and on the web to answer #1. Regarding Jacobson's Bujinkan credentials, frankly, someone decided to promote Jacobson to 4th dan. So the point with regard to the Bujinkan is moot; the deed is done. The facts and claims with regard to the legitimacy of Jacobson's other claims have been addressed here and elsewhere in great detail.

    With respect to #2, all you have to do is look at Jacobson's videos on YouTube, and then compare those to competent Japanese Bujinkan teachers and practitioners and you will have your answer. Even the Human Weapon episode on ninjutsu shows some young Japanese Bujinkan students who put Jacobson's taijutsu skills in a less than ideal light. I am not criticizing sumo55 for his remarks here; I appreciate his generous remarks and insights. Also, the Iglesias Dojo in Argentina has some very interesting clips on YouTube that will more than answer this question. Forgive me if I got too far off topic.

    Hope that helps...

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