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Post by Banzai Joe » Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:56 am

KingOfGondor wrote:
Banzai Joe wrote:lol......np

iaito = ee-eye-toe

iaido = ee-eye-doe


is this definately right?
i'm not disputing your knowledge but i've never heard anyone but my mate say it
eye-ee-toe
eye-ee-doe

i guess we're wrong but though i'd double check

i want to get it right cos i am interested in starting it myself


lol, sorry to be blunt, but yes you are wrong.
Basic japanese phonics;
'i' is pronounced 'ee'
'ai' is pronounced 'eye'

u just got them the wrong way round thats all.

also just for reference:
'a' = aah
'e' = e (as in 'egg')
'i' = ee
'o' = (as in tongue)
'u' = ooh

Often vowels in the middle and end of words are not pronounced, they are more like skipped over or said real quick.

eg. wakizashi (short sword) = wak'zash'

hey ho, fun fun fun!

ps....there are actually quite a few guys on here who have a knowledge of japanese far greater than mine. If you want more info, start a topic on it.

Good luck
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Post by Banzai Joe » Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:03 am

Frodocious,
do you practice sei tei iai then, as part of the bka?

Mine is classical iai, reverting back to the teachings of Oe Masamichi through Iwata sensei.

Your'e right, even though its very relaxing, the concentration required is 2nd to none, imho. I also study aikido, aiki ju jutsu and kendo, and none of them tax me like iai does.
If i perform an enbu, by going through the 1st 11 waza (which takes about 5 mins), doing it 3 times in a row, not rushed, leaves me sweating and drained, but at the same time very exhilarated.

Right now, i have a deep adductor/abdominal injury which has prevented me from training in all my arts 8-) . So i missed out on a weekend budo course last week, this week i missed out on a weekend iai course and a weekend kendo course 8-) .
God has a hard-on for making me suffer methinks!

Aah well.
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Post by KingOfGondor » Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:40 pm

thanks for that banzai...i'd much rather be corrected than look like an idiot!!

i'm curious how much do people pay for iaido and/or kendo lessons?

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Post by Anglachel » Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:57 pm

Just felt the need to join this thread. I have just (literally) discovered an Iaido club within traveling distance of home...this comes after months of searching for one (admittedly not looking 'that' hard).

I am really looking forward to joining, also a tad nervous i suppose.

Wahay! :-D
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Post by woody1144 » Wed Dec 08, 2004 11:38 pm

Anglachel wrote:Just felt the need to join this thread. I have just (literally) discovered an Iaido club within traveling distance of home...this comes after months of searching for one (admittedly not looking 'that' hard).

I am really looking forward to joining, also a tad nervous i suppose.

Wahay! :-D


We are in the same boat then :)
im pretty nervous but also very excited, i can't wait until sataday.

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Post by Frodocious » Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:53 pm

Joe,

Yes at the moment I practice sei tei iai with the BKA, but other people in my club do other forms, which I occasionally have a go at and will do more as I get better.

Anglachel,

I pay £3 for a 2.5 hours session.
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Post by KingOfGondor » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:07 pm

is that a typical cost do you know?

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Post by Frodocious » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:21 pm

I have no idea! Sorry. It might be one of the cheaper classes around, I would wait and see what other people say about the cost of their classes.
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Post by KingOfGondor » Thu Dec 09, 2004 1:25 pm

ok cheers

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Post by Banzai Joe » Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:15 pm

I pay £3 for am minimum of 2 hours practice. Often is carries on past that if we all want it to.
I very much doubt there is a set price (except maybe the bka), cos it probably depends on how much your dojo costs for the rental etc., and how many students are present.

i pay:
£5 per session for aikido
£5 per session for kendo (often 2 per week)
£3 per session for aiki-jujutsu
£3 per session for iaido

and after that........ i'm skint! :? .......but deadly :twisted:
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Post by KingOfGondor » Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:17 pm

lol. thanks for that. looking at kendo and iaido at the mo. there is a dojo in a neighbouring town that does both luckily enough

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