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/jsa/ general

Japanese Sword Arts (JSA) General. A thread to discuss Kendo/jutsu and Iaido/jutsu. OP post is tailored towards Kendo since it is the most commonly practiced JSA.

>What is Kendo?
Kendo is a modern Japanese martial art which descends from Japanese swordsmanship (Kenjutsu), namely the Hokushin Itto-ryu school. It is practiced with shinai (bamboo swords) and armor. The philosophy of modern Kendo is based off of Budo concepts and aims to develop the self through practice.

>How is Kendo scored?
There are four valid target areas in Kendo: the top and sides of the head, the wrists, the torso, and the neck. Strikes made to these areas must contain correct footwork, posture/body movement, cutting path, use the correct part of the blade, a display of high spirits (through shouting), and zanshin; or the continuation of mental and physical readiness to attack again.

In competition, the match is judged by 3 referees who will raise flags corresponding to the color of the ribbon worn by the competitors. At least 2 referees need to agree to award a point. Match duration is best out of 3 points.

>Where can I find a Kendo club or dojo?

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A few channels like Seido have started to post interviews with practitioners and scholars among other things https://www.youtube.com/user/BudoExport

Kendoworld also posts some stuff, mostly about kendo but sometimes branching out. https://www.youtube.com/user/KendoWorld
The guy who runs kendoworld is a 7th dan and a professor with several good books on the subject of kendo and samurai culture.

They are however mostly demonstrations. There are also a lot of good written articles. Koryu people in particular seem a lot more comfortable with interviews or articles rather than the kind of youtube videos put out by Matt Easton and others.
Octopuses do not have any bones with the exception of their beaks. So if you are responsible and depraved enough to be literally the life support of your 8 limbed friend, you can debeak it like how you’d declaw a cat and then push your member into its feed chute.

You can then let it subsist on your baby batter.

The Octopus is smart. Very smart. It will learn that without its beak, it cannot feed on anything else but your human seed that has to be milked from you.

Every morning, you will feel your clothes slide off and a damp weight on your lower half.

The sensation creeps up on your body until most of the jiggly mass has enveloped the entire length. It will start pumping as fast as it can for it is hungry.

The animal gyrates its empty stomach and the folds of its brain rubbing on your glands, begging for nutrition.

You climax and give the marine creature’s breakfast. The pumping slows down but doesn’t stop to milk out the last few drops of its meal.

Looking into its yellow animal eyes, it looks back with a thousand-yard stare. This will be routine for all of its meals for the rest of its 3-5 years on this god forsaken planet.
This isn't a flesh sword thread. However, I wonder what kind of diet and routine one would need to produce enough ejaculate to feed an octopus large enough to envelope an adult penis.

Relevant: here is Ellis Amdur: a koryu guy who did a lot of aikido when he was younger going through the problems of typical aikido weapons practice.
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In the old /kendo/ thread we had a guy who practiced Jikishinkage ryu.
Is he still we us?

Why do scooter fags feel the need to clog up the skatepark? It's hard for me to get angry at a little kid on a scooter, but do teens and older really think scootering is cool? Like get a fucking skateboard already. It's called the skatepark, not the scooter park. Scootering does not look cool. Nobody wants to watch extreme park scootering...
If you don't want to skate, get a bmx bike and do that shit. Scootering is like a gay half way between skating and bmx. It's basically skating with handlebars. Hell even inline skating looks cooler than a guy riding around on scooter.
My skatepark used to be just me and the local skatebros. I didn't go to the other local park because there were scooter kids all over it. Now some how they found out about my main local park and come there now. It fucking sucks bros.
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Dude, do you see all the 30 and under people wearing vulcanized shoes, Dickies that are too short, baggy tee shirts with minimal graphics, and sailor beanies? Like it or not, skateboarding is totally responsible for that, just like they were for skinny jeans.
Are all skateboarders gay or just the most? You do realise that regular guys don't know what the fuck fashion gibberish you just blurted?
you are deluded if you think theres nearly as many clueless skater kids at the park as scooters, usually with small skater kids theyre there with their skater parent who is guiding and teaching them, the older skater kids usually understand park etiquette unlike scooters. the thing is kids are drawn to scooters more because they can immediately get on and ride them without having to learn balance or grinding basic tricks for months.
youre the one asking faggy questions about pop culture relevance.
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I have nothing but respect for scooter kids, noone crashes harder than them

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discuss martial arts here

Discord Channel: https://discord.gg/8Vw9d7j
Find an MMA Gym in the USA: http://www.findmmagym.com/
BlackBeltWiki, great source of info, trivia and help: http://www.blackbeltwiki.com/

What to look for in a martial arts gym:
>Physically conditioned, fit participants
>Trainer with certified professional record and a training history with at least one athlete who competes successfully
>Sparring, "aliveness" in training
>At least one participant competes at amateur or professional level
>Physical conditioning part of training
>Clean facility with mats that are frequently cleaned

What to be wary of:

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How so? Kinda curious
Not that guy, but there's nothing wrong with it combative-wise.

The reason it's a meme is because it's only practiced in a single country and has a much smaller talent pool compared to Muay Thai and other forms of kickboxing. Hipsters and contrarians bandwagon lethwei because it's relatively obscure.
I don't think it's a contrarian thing. It's another case of internet nerds being over intellectual about martial arts. You see this with people sincerely asking if they should study Sambo instead of Judo despite living nowhere near the former USSR. A martial art style maybe being better in terms of ruleset or curriculum has very little to do with how it will actually play out in real life where you live.
how do you know? im autistic as fuck so i wouldnt even be able to tell
>art 1 + art 2 + Judo or art 1 + art 2 + Wrestling
It all comes down to Wrestling vs Judo.

Just choose whatever you like better, but as you clearly wants to train MMA, I would go with Wrestling for more readily usable skillset.

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Why start a family when you're an adrenaline junkie with a death wish?
How is this extreme?
I suppose most people don't die at 28 by crashing into a dirt mound face first after flying 500 feet through the air on a motor cycle.
Yeah most people have a shift in perspective when their first kid is born and realize that they need to endeavor to be there for them. That usually means hanging up all the dangerous and stupid bullshit. But now this guy's 5 year old will barely remember him and his newborn will have no idea. Stupid and sad.

Let’s make a long distance hiking thread
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How long distance are we talking
Finally I can be a dick right back to one of you fuckers.
Hiking isn't extreme, this thread is off topic and you should fuck off back to /out/
Just admit that you're homeless, op. No one is taking for your explanation as to why you trek across the continent with only a pair of boots, a ratty bag and a tent made of Wal Mart tarps
I did the everest base camp trek back in 2020 in February right before covid kicked off. Went with uni friend. was cold as fuck. kept sliding on the ice as had no spiked shoes, met some travelers along the way and joined along with them. was a struggle at times.friend was a bitch the whole way and ruined the mood. he got sick and had to be helicoptered down. Initially planned to do a detour on the way down through the lakes but heard from other travellers and porters that the snow went all the way to the hip and was too dangerous.
Best time. hardly any other trekkers. would do again.
Where are you hiking? In australia? LMAO

>go to local skateshop
>buy new trucks and wheels
>>employee asks if I need anything else
>ask if they have 7/8" hardware
>>takes 2 min for him to look through 6 packages in front of him
>>is 1" okay? he asks
>no, do you have 7/8" hardware
>>uhh yeah is skate junk okay?
>as long as it's 7/8"
>>are you sure you don't want 1" ?
>no it stretches my fingers
>>what do you mean?
>I mean it scratches my fingers when I hold my board
>>I don't understand
>when I hold my board by my trucks the 1/4" of hanging screw scratches my fingers, I just need enough to thread and hold my truck

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You have to be 18 to post on this board.
>“You shouldn’t be carrying the fucking thing in the first place. Any way you carry a skateboard is wrong,” Carnie told me. “If there was anything that my friends and I used to get worked up about, it was ‘carriers.’ Ride the fucking thing. Even if you’re at the mall.
Every local "ma and pa" store I've been to in observance of the buy local meme has been staffed and run by repulsive subhumans, so I apply this advice to all things, generally.
Cool yeah I'll just ride on these crusty fucked up streets at a speed slower than I'd go if I walked
>implying that skateboarding isn't already a subculture completely comprised of grifters and kooks

I’ll start.
Gayest skaters? I'll start:


Is there a sport so extreme that it would be guaranteed to kill somebody?
Somebody like this 50 year old woman as depicted in the photograph?
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sword fighting without armour.
Professional Russian Roulette
Base jumping unironically. Your life expectancy drops to about 10 years from when you start base jumping.
any sources?

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I love these retarded things
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I used to ride mine a good couple miles from school and home and friends houses
I've got a cheap one I got from ebay for £20, it's not a real Penny though (I thought it was because it was labelled as a penny but I guess they just thought that was the name of the type of board).

Are real penny boards a lot better than the knock off ones? The one I have rolls fine as I replaced the bearings but it looks pretty battered.

Also is it worth putting grip tape on them?
I am 6" around 190 lbs and use mine for cruising along the beach to get free wifi or I take it to a pump skatepark look akward as fuck and train bowl and fakie... the kids won't even shit talk me... they are legit impressed I am not falling of and training on that thing. Other than that they are great just as a kick board to cruise and put in your backpack if there is a smooth track
only never bothered with knock off because the turning is way too good. Other than the turn on the trucks I couldn't care about anything else.
>Also is it worth putting grip tape on them?
Depends if you know the landscape you're using it for. To let you answer your own question I'll tell you when I hit cracks on sidewalks my feet move from their original position.
Pennys are obviously overpriced due to brand name, just get a decent noname, 20$ is probably too walmarty to be safe. The only difference between cheap and expensive completes really is the trucks. The best way to get a good affordable skateboard is buying expensive trucks and cheap everything else, decks, wheels, and bearings get busted regardless of their price points, although plastic decks are supposed to be unkillable, they only sag a bit over time.

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new thread with surfing in the title so catalog fags can actually find it edition
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>portuguese are much nicer people to be around too.

That'not what I heard.
Spanish are more like loud irritating kids, Portuguese are quite North European in their temperament.
only swell you will get is if there are storms and that will be some random sandbanks you might get to know with time

Better of Kiting at the mediteranian or downwind suping/cruising in those tiny waves
>bodyboard - catch waves and whitewash away from lineup, or go as big as can get and just take shitty sets, still sucking and need more training
>SUP 9, 12,6 , 14 - race, downwind, cruise and medium waves.... I always take a shitty spot away from the official lineup max with 2 other friendlys that I give the right of way calling out great sets
>Kite - never see a surfer a mile away... just try not to die with all the kooks

I really fell in love with 4meter+ at Fuerte but as a professional kook I know to give gs their space. I go out in awful storms with backup at the beach to train and have piece and quiet so I nether had to deal with a real lineup or if I somehow got into one let everyone infront until someone would call me one and be friendly

Guys I know you hate Supers but that's the only shit I enjoy apart from bodyboarding (and thats just a different wave)... I know I will never learn how to surf a real shorty but intend to surf medium to big on a 8,9' SUP. How can I fight the hate? Was thinking of moving to french atlantic to catch something around Biarritz. My girl is French and I am system relevant (Health) + did SUP/Kite Instructor for a while in the mediteranian. Will it be fine after a few years of working my ass of and becoming friendly with some gs? Or will I be stuck to spots away from the lineup till the end of time?
become instructor

work x days normal well payed job, and work 1-2 days as instructor with max of 1 session per day, that way you learn to switch between work + pleasure

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what's in your quiver lads?

trying to talk myself down from buying one of these. was going to get a firewire seaside but don't want to be a chinafag.
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I saw someone windsurfing last autumn while having a nice swim in the ocean and decided I wanted to take it up - but the only place I found offering lessons wasn't due to the corona.

Best way to get into windsurfing?
Based Aqua Man
took the wingpill.
in for what?
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You can always get into flatland skimboarding.
Sideshore, onshore
>Kite with twin, foil or surf
>downwind SUP

>Wing with Foil

It just gives you another tool for onshore without great waves, pref. green

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No lethwei thread?
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Leduc keeps calling out Thai guys half his size to fight him in Lethwei rules and the main Lethwei org got tired of his bullshit and banned him for a few years
Why do you care about a mediocre farang nak muay that left MT to go heem up smaller dudes in a sport with a worse talent pool?

shit sport Tbh

headbutts simply is not entertaining
Didn't Yodsanklai fight a Lethwei fighter in a bare-knuckle match? Or am I hallucinating? I could swear I saw this fight online years ago, but I can't find it anywhere now. Yod EASILY whooped his ass; the Lethwei fighter was all aggression and not much else and Yod was too technical for him. Does anyone know what fight I'm talking about?
That wouldn't surprise me if it's true, you dont see too many technical leithwei fighters

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90s Edition
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When was your first game? Got any vintage setups you still shoot?
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Bunkerkings CMD is what you want
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I just think they're neat
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Gel ball is now illegal everywhere in Australia but in QLD.

I hate the australian government so fucking much
It's legal is South Australia though
Not sure if my shop's gonna have a booth or not but I know a bunch of my coworkers are going. I'd like to but it's hard to get out for those.

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I'd like to invest in an all rounder shoe now that I'm exercising more often. I go to the gym 5 times a week. I'm not interested in heavy weight lifting. I do mostly body training and a lot of martial arts training drills. [Spoiler] Yes, I do look like a clown anime faggot. But the coolest person I'll ever be is just being myself. I know because my mom told me so :P [/Spoiler]

Ideally, I would buy shoes hoping they would last two years. But if I need to replace them every year, so be it.

Daily Regimine:
3 Mile run before work
Tae Kwon Do kick training on sandbag, 150 kicks, 30 reps, 5 dif styles.
10 minutes hitting the sand bag

Metcon is touted on the net to seem like the best choice. I'm looking for any other recommendation. I'm mostly just reading lists and checking 3 secondary sources.
no recs but you better not be memeing about getting back into the flow of things OP. keep it up and good luck with your progression

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Cush core YES/NO
Inserts are pretty good
If you need them, then yes.
No just get doubledowns or whatever tire is one level stiffer than what you’re running

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