Profile overview for kenkyuukai.
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This user has mostly submitted to the following subverses (showing top 5):

7 submissions to koryu

6 submissions to iaido

3 submissions to kendo

1 submissions to Learnjapanese

This user has so far shared a total of 16 links, started a total of 1 discussions and submitted a total of 3 comments.

Voting habits

Submissions: This user has upvoted 0 and downvoted 0 submissions.

Comments: This user has upvoted 3 and downvoted 0 comments.

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5 highest rated submissions:

Kendo is a lifelong pursuit: 90 year old Konishi sensei (left) faces off with an 86 year old (right), submitted: 6/18/2015 6:44:54 AM, 8 points (+8|-0)

(The Secret to Acquiring Foreign Languages) [Translation in comments], submitted: 6/19/2015 3:47:43 AM, 6 points (+6|-0)

Heki Ryu Koshi-ya (battlefield archery), submitted: 6/18/2015 6:42:43 AM, 3 points (+3|-0)

Why Study the Nippon Kendo Kata Now? (academic article), submitted: 6/18/2015 6:44:03 AM, 3 points (+3|-0)

Being Old School: An Interview with Ellis Amdur on the Classical Martial Arts of Japan, submitted: 6/18/2015 6:38:34 AM, 2 points (+2|-0)

5 lowest rated submissions:

Sato Yosoichi sensei, 8dan, Hakone Taikai, submitted: 6/17/2015 8:34:34 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Iwata Norikazu sensei, Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu iai, submitted: 6/17/2015 8:37:09 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Hoki Ryu iai, submitted: 6/17/2015 8:41:24 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Otake Risuke sensei, Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu iaijutsu, submitted: 6/17/2015 8:42:50 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Soke: Historical Incarnations of a Title and its Entitlements, submitted: 6/18/2015 6:37:54 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)

Comment ratings

3 highest rated comments:

(The Secret to Acquiring Foreign Languages) [Translation in comments] submitted by kenkyuukai to Learnjapanese

kenkyuukai 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

Translation:

One of my acquaintances is fluent in a foreign language. She is often asked by others, "how long did you live overseas?" However, she has never lived in a foreign country and hasn't even spent more than a week at a time traveling abroad.

When she answers as such people are amazed: "How did you study? You have to tell me your secret." Her secret is surprisingly simple. She just read a ton of books. Thanks to reading she's not only proficient at conversation, reading, and writing but there's also nothing about the culture that she doesn't know.

There's also a young man who left Japan when we was very young and lived abroad for over a decade. He can speak that country's language perfectly but his Japanese is perfect as well. His secret was reading, too. Without many chances to use his Japanese and fearing he would forget it, he always kept a Japanese book at his side.

I want to stress once more that, just as running is to various sports, reading is an incredibly effective way to gain language competency.

By yours truly. It is obviously a fluid translation, not a literal or direct one, aimed at conveying the point rather than being a word for word match.

Kobori Ryu Tosuijutsu (armored swimming and swimming kenjutsu) submitted by kenkyuukai to koryu

kenkyuukai 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Ah, thanks for the heads up. I just copied the link out of my bookmarks. I'll try to find a similar video when I have non-restricted access to YouTube.

Kobori Ryu Tosuijutsu (armored swimming and swimming kenjutsu) submitted by kenkyuukai to koryu

kenkyuukai 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Here is the same video.

Here is a half-hour documentary on the same school sponsored by the Nippon Budokan.

3 lowest rated comments:

Kobori Ryu Tosuijutsu (armored swimming and swimming kenjutsu) submitted by kenkyuukai to koryu

kenkyuukai 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Ah, thanks for the heads up. I just copied the link out of my bookmarks. I'll try to find a similar video when I have non-restricted access to YouTube.

Kobori Ryu Tosuijutsu (armored swimming and swimming kenjutsu) submitted by kenkyuukai to koryu

kenkyuukai 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago

Here is the same video.

Here is a half-hour documentary on the same school sponsored by the Nippon Budokan.

(The Secret to Acquiring Foreign Languages) [Translation in comments] submitted by kenkyuukai to Learnjapanese

kenkyuukai 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago

Translation:

One of my acquaintances is fluent in a foreign language. She is often asked by others, "how long did you live overseas?" However, she has never lived in a foreign country and hasn't even spent more than a week at a time traveling abroad.

When she answers as such people are amazed: "How did you study? You have to tell me your secret." Her secret is surprisingly simple. She just read a ton of books. Thanks to reading she's not only proficient at conversation, reading, and writing but there's also nothing about the culture that she doesn't know.

There's also a young man who left Japan when we was very young and lived abroad for over a decade. He can speak that country's language perfectly but his Japanese is perfect as well. His secret was reading, too. Without many chances to use his Japanese and fearing he would forget it, he always kept a Japanese book at his side.

I want to stress once more that, just as running is to various sports, reading is an incredibly effective way to gain language competency.

By yours truly. It is obviously a fluid translation, not a literal or direct one, aimed at conveying the point rather than being a word for word match.