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@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 06:31 AM

This is why Otake sensei gave our dojo the name "Mumonkan". "Mu" suggests the emptiness or absence of something "mon" is a gate; something that prevents entry, and "kan" denotes a dojo. "The Gateless Dojo" means someplace where anyone can train.

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Miss Go
Mar 14 06:31 AM

Sa Timog ang dojo, right? Classes are on what days?

@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 06:31 AM

It was incredibly insightful of him.

06:32 AM

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Yes. We currently hold class at Yoga Pod PH on Saturdays, 130-400pm. Yoga Pod PH. Is at the roof deck of the STG Corporate Center on 76 Timog Ave. GREAT yoga community also there.

06:33 AM

We're also opening a second class next month at UP Town Center. We'll share the schedule on our IG soon :)

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Steph Arnaldo
Mar 14 06:34 AM

We're also curious – what are the best and most challenging parts of living the samurai life?

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Miss Go
Mar 14 06:35 AM

Thank you, UPTC is more accessible! 😃

@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 06:35 AM

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I imagine, and I can only imagine, taking life must be the worst part.

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Jill
Mar 14 06:35 AM

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As a student for the past 8 months, I think the best parts are: the inclusive community and having the opportunity to constantly challenge ourselves to become better people inside and outside the dojo through what we learn from Katori Shinto Ryu.

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@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 06:36 AM

We benefit from learning an old warrior tradition in modernity, where we can better enjoy the techincal complexity of a martial system, without the dirty business of using it on people.

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Ryan Ibay
Mar 14 06:37 AM

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While I think both are faithful to the original source material, the old Shogun, being just 5 episodes, was straightforward and congested the book. Shogun on Hulu/Disney+ reorganized the book for better and more seamless storytelling!

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Ysa Abad
Mar 14 06:37 AM

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15 years old po ba 'yung earliest age na pwede mag-enroll sa samurai classes? Or pwede pa siya to younger students? And what should new students/beginners prepare?

@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 06:39 AM

Somewhere between 13 and 14, depending on his or her degree of responsibility. We have to be sure the student can use bokuto (wooden training swords) with care and concern for others' safety.

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Pia Ranada
Mar 14 06:41 AM

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Ooh okay! Good to know. Sige, i’ll watch Shogun too

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Ysa Abad
Mar 14 06:41 AM

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Ohhh kaya pala! I've been seeing articles na it broke streaming records raw during its release.

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Jill
Mar 14 06:41 AM

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Some of the challenging parts are learning something that is so culturally new to Filipinos (since we don’t have samurai culture here) and developing the discipline to constantly show up for practice, not only every Saturday, but on your own practice sessions at home as well. :)

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Pia Ranada
Mar 14 06:42 AM

I have a four year old daughter who loves swords. She has two, just the soft foamy kind (still hurts tho). Does your group offer any activities for toddlers?

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Ryan Ibay
Mar 14 06:43 AM

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I’m honestly really new to Katori Shinto Ryu. It has been a rich and empowering experience, to learn and carry a tradition that has been practiced for years

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@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 06:43 AM

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Other than training fees, students can begin even while they're still acquiring their uniforms and bokuto.

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Ysa Abad
Mar 14 06:44 AM

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Agree with it being culturally new to Filipinos! Given that not everyone's familiar with it and stuff like that, how would you like invite someone to try it out?

@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 06:45 AM
Pia Ranada

I have a four year old daughter who loves swords. She has two, just the soft foamy kind (still hurts tho). Does your group offer any activities for toddlers?

I'm afraid not. But friends with kids do read to them much about the bravery of heroes and heroines, to instill in them a desire to stand up for others one day! :)

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06:47 AM
Ysa Abad

Agree with it being culturally new to Filipinos! Given that not everyone's familiar with it and stuff like that, how would you like invite someone to try it out?

We do let people try class prior to making any commitments. This is to aid in their discernment if this tradition is for them. If I can help people find their joy in our tradition or even point them to modern martial arts, I'm happy.

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06:48 AM

Some people find they want to do something with sportive competition, like Kendo, and we're happy to help them discern this vocation.

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Jill
Mar 14 06:50 AM
Ysa Abad

Agree with it being culturally new to Filipinos! Given that not everyone's familiar with it and stuff like that, how would you like invite someone to try it out?

Whenever I invite someone to try Katori Shinto Ryu, I would often emphasize that it would be good to be intentional about it, i.e. that it’s not about looking cool that you can use a sword, but more of really developing character and, as Sensei told us before, being “guests” in a tradition that shaped a nation (Japan). It’s like there’s a responsibility and desire to honor and protect the tradition once you start learning it. :)

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@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 06:53 AM

Bottom line is training can be difficult: when students beign, the type of kenjutsu they first learn is against armored opponents. This means targeting gaps and vulnerabilities in armor, while loading powerful cuts.

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Ysa Abad
Mar 14 06:54 AM
Jill

Whenever I invite someone to try Katori Shinto Ryu, I would often emphasize that it would be good to be intentional about it, i.e. that it’s not about looking cool that you can use a sword, but more of really developing character and, as Sensei told us before, being “guests” in a tradition that shaped a nation (Japan). It’s like there’s a responsibility and desire to honor and protect the tradition once you start learning it. :)

Yes to being intentional! Especially with the amount of commitment and dedication that you need to push through with all the training 🫡

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@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 06:55 AM

Been anticipating melee combat in "Shogun", to see if the showrunners will include this detail, or if they'll go the regular hollywood model where armor doesn't seem to matter.

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Steph Arnaldo
Mar 14 06:55 AM

Speaking of good samurai media, what are your other personal favorites? :) What titles would you suggest for those looking to learn more about the art?

@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 06:56 AM

A favorite of mine is Ame Agaru (After The Rain), 1999

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Anna Jean
Mar 14 06:56 AM

Hello! As a student into several months of training, I also believe and feel that Katori Shinto Ryu should also influence the way your outlook on life is. Being respectful and aware of others, and of their training journey. This makes it very "natural" to learn and accept correction without any offense.

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Ysa Abad
Mar 14 06:56 AM
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines

Bottom line is training can be difficult: when students beign, the type of kenjutsu they first learn is against armored opponents. This means targeting gaps and vulnerabilities in armor, while loading powerful cuts.

After the beginning/introductory stages, how do you determine if the students are ready na for advancement or to the next stage?

@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 06:57 AM
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines

A favorite of mine is Ame Agaru (After The Rain), 1999

Look out for the Sojutsu (spear technique) of the daimyo in this film.

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Ryan Ibay
Mar 14 06:58 AM

I loved Throne of Blood, 1957. But for something more contemporary, The Last Samurai with Tom Cruise is a fun watch!

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@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 06:59 AM
Ysa Abad

After the beginning/introductory stages, how do you determine if the students are ready na for advancement or to the next stage?

Classical martial ryu don't have the "grades" modern budo has. There aren't those levels present in the kyu/dan system modern budo uses.

07:00 AM
Ysa Abad

After the beginning/introductory stages, how do you determine if the students are ready na for advancement or to the next stage?

A student progresses through a prescribed sequence of techniques, and then progresses later to learn different weapon systems, including our various nagamono. Basically, their teacher ascertains the student is ready to take on more, though there is also a suggested pace for how soon a student can progress to the next item.

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Anna Jean
Mar 14 07:01 AM
Steph Arnaldo

Speaking of good samurai media, what are your other personal favorites? :) What titles would you suggest for those looking to learn more about the art?

Tasogare Seibei is a good watch. You also get to see Hiroyuki Sanada when he was much younger.

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@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 07:02 AM
Anna Jean

Tasogare Seibei is a good watch. You also get to see Hiroyuki Sanada when he was much younger.

I loved the choreography for the kodachi (small sword) work in this film!

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Steph Arnaldo
Mar 14 07:02 AM

Yay, thanks for the suggestions!

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Jill
Mar 14 07:05 AM
Steph Arnaldo

Speaking of good samurai media, what are your other personal favorites? :) What titles would you suggest for those looking to learn more about the art?

I enjoyed the Samurai X films! Not so much for their technical aspects, but the philosophies they capture, e.g. a sword that gives life rather than kills, etc. :D

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@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 07:05 AM

Thing is, things don't need to be "real". "Demon Slayer" is incredibly fun, even if it takes something real like kokyu, and turns it into something incredibly crazy and magical. I'm glad it brings kokyu to the fore, albeit in a fictional way :)

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07:07 AM

Eager to see Anna Sawai's "Mariko" use more naginata in coming episodes.

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Ysa Abad
Mar 14 07:07 AM
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines

A student progresses through a prescribed sequence of techniques, and then progresses later to learn different weapon systems, including our various nagamono. Basically, their teacher ascertains the student is ready to take on more, though there is also a suggested pace for how soon a student can progress to the next item.

Ohhh, that's good to know! Hahaha, at your own pace to ensure everyone's safety also.

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07:08 AM

I think that's most of the questions about classes on my end hehe 😁 We'll just wait for more announcements regarding your next schedule. But if there's anything that you guys would like to promote/share, feel free to do so :D

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@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 07:08 AM
Ysa Abad

Ohhh, that's good to know! Hahaha, at your own pace to ensure everyone's safety also.

Also make sure the student gets it. If they progress without really owning what's been given, they just set themselves up for a harder time.

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Anna Jean
Mar 14 07:09 AM
Ysa Abad

Ohhh, that's good to know! Hahaha, at your own pace to ensure everyone's safety also.

we also work around and respect our physical limitations (when present). i have some shoulder issues but there was no feeling that i had to get them perfectly well (or healed) before i could train. i just have some limited movement but training is good. of course, better to have none of these. :)

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@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 07:13 AM
Ysa Abad

Ohhh, that's good to know! Hahaha, at your own pace to ensure everyone's safety also.

We'll share the schedule and details for the new class real soon. Meantime, the dojo floor is open to people who'd like to discern if learning Katori Shinto Ryu is for them. Students must be able to maintain house rules to keep the training floor a safe space.

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Ysa Abad
Mar 14 07:14 AM
Anna Jean

we also work around and respect our physical limitations (when present). i have some shoulder issues but there was no feeling that i had to get them perfectly well (or healed) before i could train. i just have some limited movement but training is good. of course, better to have none of these. :)

Got these, will take note! Hehehe thank you so much for participating in today's discussion!

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@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 07:14 AM

A dojo community is a delicate and precious ecosystem. :)

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07:16 AM

Thank you kindly! It's been a delight. Folks meaning to visit, please ping the IG account to schedule an appointment first :)

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Steph Arnaldo
Mar 14 07:17 AM

Thank you so much! :)

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@katorishintoryuphl:camprappler.campin.gg-icon
Katori Shinto Ryu Philippines
Mar 14 07:17 AM

The Rappler team's always welcome too :)

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Brightiron
Mar 14 07:19 AM

cheers!

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Jill
Mar 14 07:20 AM

Maraming salamat po for having us this afternoon! We hope to see you in the dojo! 😊 💗

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Marguerite de Leon (@marguerite)
Mar 14 07:20 AM
Jill

Maraming salamat po for having us this afternoon! We hope to see you in the dojo! 😊 💗

omg talaga!!! yay we're glad to have helped in some little way

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Zeke N.
Mar 19 07:02 PM

I see the Six Sigma Guy himself in the pictures! Rex Tuozo!

07:06 PM

Maiba pala ako slight, since pop cultire naman. I wonder if there have been previous songs from the Bangsamoro or by Filipino-Muslimas that have achieved as broad a mainstream reach / virality as Shaira's song "Selos" (9.1m views on yt) is right now? Excuse my ignorance and/or youth if meron man

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Zeke N.
Mar 20 06:08 AM

and now 'Selos' is taken down due to the melody

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Russell Ku
Mar 20 06:58 AM
Zeke N.

and now 'Selos' is taken down due to the melody

Though may hope naman babalik sa streaming since they're talking to Lenka's team. Pero I hope it's back as a naka-addict na sa song.

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Zeke N.
Mar 20 10:43 PM
Russell Ku

Though may hope naman babalik sa streaming since they're talking to Lenka's team. Pero I hope it's back as a naka-addict na sa song.

agree! nakakaaddict at representation sa ating mga kapatid sa bangsamoro

10:46 PM

sadly noong lumabas yung kanta, may mga comments na nagpapakita ng bias and stereotypes sa mga muslim. plus noong nagtake down, it compounded the narrative and reinforced negative stereotypes. I hope talent from the Bangsamoro and sa kapatid nating muslim get the well deserved breakthrough in mainstream culture.

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Russell Ku
Mar 21 07:05 AM
Zeke N.

sadly noong lumabas yung kanta, may mga comments na nagpapakita ng bias and stereotypes sa mga muslim. plus noong nagtake down, it compounded the narrative and reinforced negative stereotypes. I hope talent from the Bangsamoro and sa kapatid nating muslim get the well deserved breakthrough in mainstream culture.

Could it be possible if we could use this for our social media graphics po?

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Zeke N.
Mar 21 07:38 PM
Russell Ku

Could it be possible if we could use this for our social media graphics po?

you have my permission po 🙂 (pachange na lang po to "mainstream Philippine pop culture") Feel free to correct for proper grammar/punctuation rin inkaso

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jairaroxas
Mar 22 09:37 AM

happy friday!!! grabe ang traffic today, but did u hear, sabi ng PAGASA, start na daw ng tag-init today ☀️ anywaaay are there any HEY JUNE! fans here? we had them for Live Jam last night and they were soooo good 🤧

09:38 AM

you can watch Live Jam replay here: https://youtu.be/ruLW35aLxko

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Zeke N.
Mar 22 02:03 PM
Russell Ku

Could it be possible if we could use this for our social media graphics po?

and now the plot thickens..
apparently there's another song that has a similar challenge

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Mar 26 05:07 PM
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and now the plot thickens.. apparently there's another song that has a similar challenge

i just hope the issue on copyright does not reinforce negative biases/stereotypes on our mga kapatid na Muslim

and does not stop the long overdue inclusion of bpop or arts by Muslims into mainstream Philippine pop culture.

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Mar 29 03:54 AM

‘THIS AIN’T TEXAS. AIN’T NO HOLD'EM' 🤠

Beyonce releases her eighth studio album “Cowboy Carter” on Friday, March 29. What’s your favorite from Queen Bey's country-inspired record? #CowboyCarter @here

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YOUR SHOW, YOUR TIME, IT'SSSS SHOWTIME!

"It's Showtime" will premiere on GMA on April 6, Saturday – a huge moment in PH noontime show history, where Kapamilyas and Kapusos combine! What are your thoughts on this? #ShowtimeSaGMA #G4APR6

Let's discuss it here.

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Apr 06 07:22 AM

KAIA will mark its second debut anniversary with the "KAIAVERSITY" fan concert tonight at the Music Museum. Stay tuned for updates and follow Rappler’s coverage of the concert, happening on Saturday, April 6. @here

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@here YOUR SHOW, YOUR TIME, IT'SSSS SHOWTIME! "It's Showtime" will premiere on GMA on April 6, Saturday – a huge moment in PH noontime show history, where Kapamilyas and Kapusos combine! What are your thoughts on this? #ShowtimeSaGMA #G4APR6 Let's discuss it here.

Expected much more pizzazz in the opening number for this historical tv event. That was not the case

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Some snaps from KAIA's fan concert tonight! The girls got emotional as they read letters from their fans, ZAIA. 🥹 Photos from Ysa Abad/Rappler

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If you have photos from the event, please kindly share it here! How was your experience attending KAIA's fan concert?

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The queen of Bangsamoro pop is back! Her viral hit song “Selos” will be returning to online streaming platforms after her team reached an agreement with the camp of Australian singer-songwriter Lenka. https://www.rappler.com/entertainment/music/shaira-rerelease-selos-after-agreement-original-artist-lenka/ @here

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