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Apr 12 2013

Japanton Round 10

Published by under Sight Seeing,Training in Japan

Until this point I have never been in Japan to see the cherry blossoms.  I have now.  They are something to behold.  As I wonder around Japan feeling a sense of familiarity that I do not feel anywhere in the world outside of Edmonton, it occurs to me how much time I spend here.  The theme this year is difficult and the days are long.  I hope to attend 100 training sessions while I am here this time.  I am thankful for the friends with whom I am going to be able to train while I am here.  Also to the Bujinkan Czech Dojo, and their leader Czech Norris making nightly drinking acceptable I thank you.

I will begin posting information on training with Tsurugi, and Muto Dori Gata (note the Oxford comma please) as well as what I have been shown of Takagi Yoshin Ryu Jutaijutsu soon (I hope).

Your life is on the line, practise well.

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Sep 23 2011

Wow what a trip so far

Published by under Other Stuff,Sight Seeing

I have been to 43 classes so far and have 8 to go.  It has been so long since I have been hear and a lot has changed.  I can only liken the atmosphere around here as a bit tired.  There have been several minor earthquakes and two typhoons since I have arrived 3 and a half weeks ago.  You can tell how much the big earthquake has weighed on this country and how much recovery remains to be done.

This is different from any other Japan trip I have been on as I am looking forward to getting back to Canada.  I will see if I have time to visit the Tokyo Sky Tree before I leave but I think that I may just forego any sight seeing and just stick to training and then Canada bound.

I hope I can work another shutdown and make it back here for Daikomyosai after the Lubos seminar.

Your life is on the line, practise well.

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May 20 2010

Canadian Tai Kai year 3

Published by under Seminars,Sight Seeing

Once again the time has come for the Canadian Shihan Tai Kai.  Oh I will be there this year to bask in the teachings of instructors form across the country.  Last year I regrettably missed it due to circumstances beyond my control.  Not this year, I am currently writing this post from the comfort of the hotel bar in which I am staying.  (Drinking a Sapporo no less!)   So I hope to see many of my friends here and look forward to sharing the training ideas as best as I could understand them on Japanton.com and when I get home.

Your life is on the line, practise well.

A bit of self study before the seminar this weekend

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Nov 17 2008

Yaki Tori

Published by under Other Stuff,Sight Seeing

I trained during the day and tonight had Yaki tori.  It was a good day.

She seemed to enjoy it anyhow.

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Nov 04 2008

I must

Published by under Other Stuff,Sight Seeing

For the world, for the states and for my family it is a big day.  I must sit in this moment and take it all in.  Drunk as I am in Japan, this is a historical moment that I must celebrate.

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Oct 30 2008

My future wife

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As Russ guessed it is just more of my nonsense speak, but I will get to that in a moment.

Carlyle and Scotty,  (yes Scott it is in order of importance because) though I enjoyed your comments I feel a need to reply.  As you know I do chase after pipe dreams, I mean I am in Japan for a month.  Scott, how is work treating you?  Japan is treating me great, it’s a good “life” over here.

Now that’s out of the way let me explain about the girl who loved me for my money, which is unfortunate as I don’t have a lot of it.  I have now been to Japan seven times and repeatedly go to Akihabara (where you can buy all of the electronic stuff).  As many of you know this is where the otoku hang out.  So whilst walking I saw a girl in a Maid outfit advertising a maid cafe.  This is a place where girls serve you drinks in french maid outfits while referring to you as Goshujin-sama.

So my question to myself, being a computer nerd, why have I not been to one of these places before.  My comrade in arms was all about going to this place as well so we searched.  Following the map completely in Japanese we finally came across this strange place where we were treated as superstars.  I think they loved us for our money (buying $5 hot chocolate at the cafe), which sadly for both of us I don’t have a lot of.

See hearts so it must be ruvu right?

See hearts so it must be ruvu right?

So I have to say sorry to TNT (Tracey Natasha Trish), I am leaving you all for my maid, until I run out of money.

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Oct 25 2008

When I get back ask me about civic responsibility

Published by under Sight Seeing,Training in Japan

I will keep this short.  It was a very interesting day.  Ask me about it when I get home.

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Nov 04 2007

Alice’s Hatsumi Sensei experience

Published by under Sight Seeing,Training in Japan

I will try to convey the feeling that Alice got from Hatsumi sensei. “Hatsumi is a strange man but it kind of fits the job discription. He was mean, I saw him and was like no he is ripping that guys eye out”.

The funny part about all this is that Hatsumi sensei was watching Alice do a technique on me and then stopped the class to show how a women could protect herself from someone grabbing at her chest. That’s right Alice got a technique taught for her sake. Kind of pisses me off. Ah well I just have to live with it.

I will write more on Osaka and our impromptu trip to Sendai.

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Nov 02 2007

Training with Hatsumi Sensei

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I am too tired to do a proper post so I will leave it at this.

Alice, Sensei and Anton

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Oct 29 2007

Kyoto Trip

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For anyone who has been to Japan but has not visited Kyoto, spend one day extra and go. It is worth the trip. The eiga mura (a small town within Kyoto where they shoot movies) is a blast. Beyond that the Golden pavilion temple is fantastic to see. Alice and I had lots of fun there though her frail constitution is falling victim to some type of illness. Nothing serious I think but she is going to hang out by the hotel tomorrow and do shopping just in case. I will be training hopefully three times tomorrow.

Now I will end with a self indulgent picture (the images section has been updated).

Anton under a waterfall

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