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    I am interested to hear your motivation for studying kendo. Why do you go to the dojo every week? What's the reason you keep coming back? Why do you endure 'the pain of gruelling practice?'

    Simple enjoyment? Something deeper?

    Can you finish off this sentence:


    I study Kendo because...


    Keep it short, keep it pithy, keep it coming.

  • #2
    I study kendo because it allows me to say, "I like doing big men!" with a straight face.

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    • #3
      hahaha.. doing big men..

      yeah.. i like men too.. I can also say there are many smelly men in my dojo.. and say it eaither about the guys or the actual equiptment.

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      • #4
        ...I can.

        ...others are willing to teach me.

        ...I want to improve my physical and mental condition.

        ...I get to whack my son in keiko and not go to jail.

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        • #5
          I like to know that if i'm ever in a bar brawl then as long as I can reach a pool cue nobody is going to touch me without loosing consciousness.
          And hell I'm no good at anything else.
          And the ladies quite like it.
          And you always get the reaction "What? swords bloody hell"

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          • #6
            It allows me to wear skirt-like trousers, scream at the top of my lungs and hit people with sticks, all my favourite hobbies in one great combo (and with less risk of getting thrown out from my house or be put in a straight-jacket).
            Last edited by Lloromannic; 6th August 2004, 02:28 AM. Reason: spelning

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            • #7
              Because it's something that I will never be completed with, I will always have something to work towards. And it gives me something to do until I die... in a long, LONG time.

              ...Hakama are very comfy, too. XD

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              • #8
                Talking about a confortable hakama....

                Since many guys like the feel of the hakama....

                (this is a bit of a personal question but I know none of you are shy..)

                How many of you free ball under And just wear the hakama and nothing else?

                That seams to be the trend of every guy at my dojo in japan, or every japanese in japan and i have seen many a butts while they change. ^_^ whoo hoo.

                And with girls, how many don't wear bras? I know that is common also at my dojo because the straps move and just cause problems..

                I just wanted to see how things were outside of Japan on these topics..

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                • #9
                  Maybe it was a stupid question, but I look at the majority of these responses and think 'Why bother posting on this forum'?

                  I am not going to waste my time here any longer.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Hinokuni
                    Maybe it was a stupid question, but I look at the majority of these responses and think 'Why bother posting on this forum'?

                    I am not going to waste my time here any longer.
                    I play kendo because I find it helps me keep my sense of humour.

                    Bye!

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                    • #11
                      Haven't we already established that many of us do kendo for the chicks?

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                      • #12
                        I don't do it for the chicks....

                        I do it for the MEN! errr... maybe not..

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                        • #13
                          I study Kendo because...

                          I study Kendo because...
                          well..... cos i wanna see just what i can do
                          and make friends of the same interest....

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                          • #14
                            Freedom kendo

                            Originally posted by YAMAFELL
                            Since many guys like the feel of the hakama....
                            How many of you free ball under And just wear the hakama and nothing else?

                            And with girls, how many don't wear bras? I know that is common also at my dojo because the straps move and just cause problems..
                            Freeballin' ? We call it "freedom kendo." The definitive thread is here: http://www.kendo-world.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143

                            And the ladies started their own thread after that: http://www.kendo-world.com/forum/showthread.php?t=284

                            Let freedom ring!

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                            • #15
                              In keeping with the general insanity:

                              I do kendo because it fits my general progression of doing martial arts/sports that require a growing amount of clothing/equipment.

                              First was wrestling... wore a singlet...
                              Then judo for a few years... wore a judo-gi....
                              Now kendo... kendo-gi, hakam, and bogu.

                              Yay for more clothing!

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