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  • But each ryu, that is, school and, in the ninja's case, clan, specialized in different forms of combat, espionage, lore, and so on, so that one was often able to tell by his methods from which ryu a particular assassin came.

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  • Pic one is (in Japanese, at least-I don't know if the reading of the character differs in Chinese) "ryu -", dragon.

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  • There seems to be something wrong with enjoying your studies, having a belief in your own training and valuing the history of your ryu.

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  • I think this movie might lead 2 a ryu and ken movie maybe, but i will make a judgement on the movie when the tralier comes out.

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  • Tucked away in separate valleys in the scenic Japanese landscape, the two ninja ryu have fought a fierce war for over 400 years.

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  • Noble House's kenjutsu practice -- a particular style of sword-based art called shinkage ryu, or "heart-reflection" -- dates back 450 years and was originally intended to train samurai warriors in medieval Japan.

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  • Noble House's kenjutsu practice -- a particular style of sword-based art called shinkage ryu, or "heart-reflection" -- dates back 450 years and was originally intended to train samurai warriors in medieval Japan.

    Live by the sword; In kenjutsu, the ancient art of Japanese swordsmanship is taught

  • Had to be Goju-ryu though nobody ever got that detailed back then, it was just called "karate," and that to differentiate it from judo.

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  • They are the basic kata in Goju-ryu and I believe they are fairly well known in other styles.

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  • Goju-ryu is a recent style, being a synthesis of older Okinawan styles with a more obvious influence from southern styles of kung fu given the emphasis on arm techniques and blocks rather than kicking.

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