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    Hi all!!

    Came across this forum looking to change ideas and stuff!!!

    I study Iaido Eishen Ryu for about the last 6 months.

    Just recently been graded as 6th Kyu, have my own beautifull Iaito from japan and love to talk samurai

    Looking forward to chatting!!

    Take care

    Tak

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    oops sry mistype - I was open graded and achieved 2nd Kyu...

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    • #3
      that is a high grade for such a short time... it should on average take you two years to hit shodan, and I am not a particularly hard grading panel member! Do not take this as a putdown, mind, you might be someone who trains two/three hours a day with a good teacher and is quick on the uptake....just keep working at it and enjoy the training. Where are you training at BTW?

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      • #4
        i was wondering if there is anywhere in edinburgh or the surrounding area that you can learn Iaido at? as i am having difficulty find such a dojo

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        • #5
          My friend Neil (6th dan) lives close to Glasgow... he's in Japan at the moment getting shouted at by Iwata sensei, but will be back in about a fortnight.. close enough for you? Not much iaido up in Scotland compared to south of the border unfortunately...

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          • #6
            yeah, there is a distinct lack of dojo's up here, Edinburgh Kendo club is close by, but i am more interested in Iaido, does he teach?

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            • #7
              yes he teaches, but be prepared to be committed to regular training... you only get one chance with him, mess him about and kiss goodbye to a good teacher! He's very knowledgeable and extremely keen, goes to Japan twice a year to see his teacher, and is in the process of co-writing a book on iaido with me. So be prepared to put up with me giving you some hammer one weekend!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by chidokan
                yes he teaches, but be prepared to be committed to regular training... you only get one chance with him, mess him about and kiss goodbye to a good teacher! He's very knowledgeable and extremely keen, goes to Japan twice a year to see his teacher, and is in the process of co-writing a book on iaido with me. So be prepared to put up with me giving you some hammer one weekend!

                most excellent, i have no problem with regular training, i practised karate before

                thanks for the name, look forward to seeing you at some point

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