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  1. Kneedan is offline

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    Posted On:
    5/28/2009 3:26pm

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     Style: trad Ju Jitsu; Escrima

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Jujutsu

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  2. Eddie Hardon is offline

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    Posted On:
    5/29/2009 6:01am

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     Style: Trad Ju Jitsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneedan View Post
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    Minor point for thought/discard.

    Although the "Unarmed Combat System of the Samurai" was how it was phrased when I started in a Trad style, I have since heard a very senior sensei say that this is mistaken; it was the unarmed system of the working man. This makes more sense to me when considering the nature of the weapons used: nuns, kamma, bo - all essential agricultural tools, put to defensive use. Bokken, a cheap training tool - only a wealthy man (and likely member of the samurai class would be able to afford a genuine Katana).

    I shan't be defending this point too deeply but it makes quite a lot of sense in the context of the put-upon farmer being assalied by a marauding Ronin.

    Cheers
    Last edited by Eddie Hardon; 5/29/2009 6:02am at . Reason: typo

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