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    Why's Hatsumi pushing the "Samurai" image lately?

    Anyone noticed that Hatsumi's latest books have moved away from the ninja image and he is pushing the word "samurai" a lot.

    The latest book is called "Unarmed Fighting Techniques of The Samurai"





    And the one before that was called "Japanese Sword Fighting: Secrets of The Samurai."





    Why the shift?

    Is it because he realizes the Ninja boom is over and that there has been a koryu boom of sorts over the past few years?

    Do you think the Skoss expose has had anything to do with this?

    #2
    just going out on a limb here .... but I am guessing it has somehing to do with the fact that samurai were the legit ninjers who already have a historical record and real traditions ... maybe he too found that out in his searching through Japan's history .

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      #3
      He's a business man.

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        #4
        Samurai are the new Ninja.

        I predict Pirates by 2010.

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          #5
          Wait Hatsumi is still alive?

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            #6
            Ninjers never die.

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              #7
              He's exhausted all ninja information he could make up. I personally think he's hit a writer's block.

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                #8
                Maybe Samurai movies are making a comeback.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Satori
                  Samurai are the new Ninja.

                  I predict Pirates by 2010.
                  Pirates are so 2007. Now Gypsies... That's where it's at.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by cuatro76
                    Pirates are so 2007. Now Gypsies... That's where it's at.
                    i thought it was Amish Strippers...now i gotta return all those movies...

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by cuatro76
                      Pirates are so 2007. Now Gypsies... That's where it's at.
                      I'm personally waiting for Cyborg Gurkha Special Forces Soldiers.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Satori
                        I'm personally waiting for Cyborg Gurkha Special Forces Soldiers.

                        Yeah! You could do the whole terminator thing plus the ninja thing plus the filipino martial arts thing plus the rambo thing plus masers! I think you're on to something.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Odacon
                          Wait Hatsumi is still alive?
                          based on the book cover, it looks as though he may have died, and passed his identity on to jimmy carter.

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                            #14
                            Donn Draeger is rofling his ass off in his grave.

                            :laughing6

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                              #15
                              Now that you mention Gurkhas. Hasn't anyone revealed their fighting secrets to the world yet?

                              If not then I call dibs.

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