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    How Many People Think Granny Here Could Beat Them?

    From Telegraph.co.uk

    Italian soldiers floored by 77-year-old Japanese woman


    By Nick Allen
    Last Updated: 7:42PM BST 23/06/2008
    Italian soldiers are facing the embarrassment of being beaten up daily by a 77-year-old Japanese grandmother.


    BARCROFT MEDIA
    Keiko Wakabayshi, nicknamed the "Samurai Granny" effortlesssly neutralises an opponent


    BARCROFT MEDIA
    Keiko Wakabayshi is currently training the soldiers of the Folgore brigade, at the Livorno barracks


    BARCROFT MEDIA
    Miss Wakabayshi trained for many years and believes she can carry on defeating brawny soldiers for years to come




    Martial arts expert Keiko Wakabayshi, nicknamed the "Samurai Granny", has been hired by the country's military to train recruits in hand-to-hand combat.
    Miss Wakabayshi, who stands exactly 5ft tall, looks tiny compared to her charges who are mostly over 6ft.
    But the pensioner is a trained master in an array of martial arts disciplines including jujitsu, jojitso, kenjitso, judo, kendo and karate.

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    She wipes the floor with soldiers of the Folgore brigade at their barracks in Livorno on a daily basis.
    Miss Wakabayshi was born in Japan but now lives in Northern Italy.
    She tells her students to look at her and believe that nothing is impossible.
    After flooring an opponent she tells them: "Don't think it's unbelievable. The physique doesn't matter."
    Sparring is regarded as the most effective method of teaching martial arts and senior Italian military officers hope the experience of being humiliated by Miss Wakabayshi will toughen up their soldiers.
    Miss Wakabayshi trained for many years to achieve her level of expertise and believes she can carry on defeating brawny soldiers for years to come.
    The term martial arts is synonymous with the Far East, but actually derives from Mars, the Roman god of war and literally means the "arts of war".

    #2
    You realise that article spelled jujitsu twice, right? Jujitsu and Jojitso? Even though the latter is wrong. Isn't Kenjitsu the same thing as Kendo, as well?

    To me it looks like Aikido granny 'beating' people in a compliant 'attack' or something. I'd be very surprised if they went all out and she somehow got armlocks onto them.
    Lord Krishna said: I am terrible time the destroyer of all beings in all worlds, engaged to destroy all beings in this world; Of those heroic soldiers presently situated in the opposing army, even without you none will be spared.
    Bhagavad Gita 11:32

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      #3



      Dave?

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        #4
        Originally posted by Johnny Utah



        Dave?
        Soldier: OH CHRIST! NOT THE STICK! DON'T POKE ME WITH THE STICK!
        Lord Krishna said: I am terrible time the destroyer of all beings in all worlds, engaged to destroy all beings in this world; Of those heroic soldiers presently situated in the opposing army, even without you none will be spared.
        Bhagavad Gita 11:32

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          #5
          Originally posted by socratic
          You realise that article spelled jujitsu twice, right? Jujitsu and Jojitso? Even though the latter is wrong. Isn't Kenjitsu the same thing as Kendo, as well?

          To me it looks like Aikido granny 'beating' people in a compliant 'attack' or something. I'd be very surprised if they went all out and she somehow got armlocks onto them.
          No. Jujutsu is the gentle art while Jojutsu would be the art of the staff (jo). Kenjutsu and Kendo are related but different. Kendo is the sporting art with bamboo swords (shinai) and Kenjutsu is the old samurai sword techniques.

          Typically, "jutsu" refers to martial arts created before the Meiji Restoration and "do" arts were created after. The training methodology and mindset for the two are often highly different.

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            #6



            "Jesus fucking christ you psycho


            Bitch! I only asked for the time!"
            " The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus

            " I shocked him with my skills on the ice becuase Wing Chun is great for hockey fighting." - 'Sifu' Milt Wallace

            "Besides, as you might already know (from Virus, for example) - there's only 1 wing chun and it sucks big time" - Tonuzaba

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              #7


              "Yes, you are a douchebag and this is for all those shitty 'Cantonese Take-Away' and 'AND THEEEENNNNN???' jokes you tosser!"

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                #8



                Soldier third from the left with hand on chin:"Oh, so that's how you wack an unarmed man in the neck with a stick."

                So how long before they're issued with camouflage magic pants?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by RaiNnyX4
                  No. Jujutsu is the gentle art while Jojutsu would be the art of the staff (jo). Kenjutsu and Kendo are related but different. Kendo is the sporting art with bamboo swords (shinai) and Kenjutsu is the old samurai sword techniques.

                  Typically, "jutsu" refers to martial arts created before the Meiji Restoration and "do" arts were created after. The training methodology and mindset for the two are often highly different.
                  So what the fuck is jojutso? How about Kenjitso?
                  Lord Krishna said: I am terrible time the destroyer of all beings in all worlds, engaged to destroy all beings in this world; Of those heroic soldiers presently situated in the opposing army, even without you none will be spared.
                  Bhagavad Gita 11:32

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                    #10
                    So basically Grammy here is trained in antiquated crap and beats up army dudes mysteriously?

                    Go figure.
                    Lord Krishna said: I am terrible time the destroyer of all beings in all worlds, engaged to destroy all beings in this world; Of those heroic soldiers presently situated in the opposing army, even without you none will be spared.
                    Bhagavad Gita 11:32

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by socratic
                      So what the fuck is jojutso? How about Kenjitso?
                      Bad spelling.

                      Kind of like how people are always writing jiu-jitsu (though this has become the accepted spelling for BJJ). It should really be written jujutsu.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Johnny Utah
                        Dave?
                        Pushups, pushups, pushups and MOAR PUSHUPS!!11ONEONEONE

                        Originally posted by socratic
                        So basically Grammy here is trained in antiquated crap and beats up ITALIAN army dudes mysteriously?
                        Edited for context.

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                          #13
                          My thoughts:

                          a. Is there any video footage of this so we can see how compliant it is?
                          b. Does anyone have reliable info on her lineage?
                          c. What does the training actually involve? Or is it just a mental toughening exercise?

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                            #14
                            A 77 year old grandma, going against a bunch of trained soldiers and coming out ahead.

                            Good for her.

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                              #15
                              Its the ITALIAN army people. The ITALIAN army.

                              It isnt like she is at Parris Isalnd kickin' ass.





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