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    (Not sure if this belongs here or not, but figured I'd give it a shot.)

    So I stumbled across this Wikipedia article, and something just doesn't sit right with me. The whole article just seems horribly suspect to me. While I don't know nearly enough about Kendo's history to dispute any of the information on the page, the thing reads like it was written for a McDojo that's trying to distance themselves from the proper art. The fact that all of the references and citations are from hard-print thesis and articles and such doesn't help either.

    Plus, there's the guy who wrote it. His comments on the Discussion page and on his Talk page give me the impression of a back-yard ninjer. He continuously dodges totally valid questions by telling people that they need to read more "literature," and pretty much treats any edits to the page as "vandalism" or some such garbage and reverts them back to the original form.

  • #2
    to me, the guy who wrote that thing appears to have his own agenda, too.

    looking at the list of his references, he might as well have just said "read don draeger's book"...

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    • #3
      That guy is hillarious, his english vocabulary is pretty limited, i guess that's why he insists on saying " it's not me, it the literature", "talk to the literature ok"

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      • #4
        I didn't read the article enough to see what your talking about but if you have issues with that entry fix them or delete the whole thing. That's the beauty of wiki.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bucho View Post
          I didn't read the article enough to see what your talking about but if you have issues with that entry fix them or delete the whole thing. That's the beauty of wiki.
          The problem, I'm assuming, is that if you go to change anything, the "main guy" keeps changing everything back to the original... he apparently would have nothing else better to do with his life than make sure that his wiki article stays as he originally wrote it ...

          All of that's just a guess on my part.

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          • #6
            Lurkers of iaido-l should be familiar with this:

            http://listserv.uoguelph.ca/cgi-bin/...D=0&F=P&P=2668

            It has been verified by the current soke that what they are doing isn't Kogen Itto Ryu. If I recall currently, one of the Kogen Itto Ryu Soke's family member is actually an instructor of kendo in the SCKF.

            http://www.kendo-world.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1056

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            • #7
              There's more threads on this...just google it...this topic has been beaten to death and then some.

              http://listserv.uoguelph.ca/cgi-bin/...aido-l&P=18497

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              • #8
                Originally posted by DCPan View Post
                Lurkers of iaido-l should be familiar with this:

                http://listserv.uoguelph.ca/cgi-bin/...D=0&F=P&P=2668

                It has been verified by the current soke that what they are doing isn't Kogen Itto Ryu. If I recall currently, one of the Kogen Itto Ryu Soke's family member is actually an instructor of kendo in the SCKF.

                http://www.kendo-world.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1056
                Originally posted by DCPan View Post
                There's more threads on this...just google it...this topic has been beaten to death and then some.

                http://listserv.uoguelph.ca/cgi-bin/...aido-l&P=18497
                Er, sorry, but I don't understand how those links directly relate to the Wikipedia article. I understand that the situations are similar, but I fail to see the direct relationship between the two.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by David View Post
                  Er, sorry, but I don't understand how those links directly relate to the Wikipedia article. I understand that the situations are similar, but I fail to see the direct relationship between the two.
                  Check the first external link in the wiki article.

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                  • #10
                    Oops

                    In retrospect, I did assume that the author of the wiki page had something to do with the International Classical Kendo Federation.

                    Perhaps that assumption is unwarranted...and I'll just leave that there

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                    • #11
                      Danish Traditional Kendo Federation

                      The wikipedia article appears similar to the Danish Traditional Kendo Federation website.

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