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bullet08
bullet08
old jedi fart..
Last Activity: 27th July 2014, 12:45 AM
Joined: 30th June 2004
Location: USA
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  • bullet08
    replied to why is shipping so expensive?
    yeah.. ordered two of them so i don't have to pay for the shipping again.
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  • bullet08
    replied to Wow, its funny how things suddenly change
    in Bogu
    that's a nice one....
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  • bullet08
    replied to why is shipping so expensive?
    i can see full set of bogu coasting $100 or more to ship from japan. but a chin pad coming in from CA asking $18 is little ridiculous. i heard from some of the vendors way back when, hiking up the shipping cost help with bottom line on selling cheap stuff. when selling large amount, some doesn't charge...
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  • bullet08
    replied to why is shipping so expensive?
    yeah.. most use men pad when the men is slightly loose. i found out men pad is not solving my problem. need chin pad. i have thin one in there, but it needs to be replaced with thick one. i know folding the tenugui works, but i would rather have something that i don't have fold too often. i guess i...
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  • there are reasons why certain things are called "traditional". if that's now what you want, there are other things you can do. it's great that new innovation and all that is coming into kendo, but at certain point,it won't be kendo any more if all sort of funny things are incorporated to it....
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  • bullet08
    started a topic why is shipping so expensive?

    why is shipping so expensive?

    i just need to replace my chin pad.. and the chin pad is relatively cheap.. but shipping is like twice that of the item. it's crazy. they can just pot it into USPS priority mail and that will be around $5-6. i know they make money off the shipping and all.. but this is ridiculous....
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  • on one hand.. language is very important. language carries lot of cultural expression that can not be simply shown by physical action or translating to english or some other language. having said that, there are things that most sensei can do in order to teach something without specific cultural expression....
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  • bullet08
    replied to 1000 Suburi 1000 Days Question
    1000 suburi isn't 1000 suburi unless you do them right. and if you put enough force into wrong place, you might end up with bad shoulder like i did.. but it wasn't all kendo. aikido helped a lot with getting me there. but in the end, it was all my fault for dong things wrong way. start slow and build...
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  • kansai style doesn't really solve much other than hold the men tighter to your head. if you make sure the himo is laying flat and make sure it's not over your ear or sore spot, that might help....
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  • bullet08
    replied to I'm so nervous I don't know what to do
    only a yr? i've been missing it for last.. 4-5 or more yrs. stopped kendo since my shoulder surgery. couldn't lift shinai anymore.. thinking about going back. still have all my kit, out of shape, not that i was ever in shape, and forgot everything i did before....
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  • bullet08
    replied to How Do I Get an Avatar?
    in FAQ
    been gone for ever and now my avatar is gone.. lol
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