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    Hi again Chuck, There used to be an Isshinryu...

    Hi again Chuck,

    There used to be an Isshinryu program in Seaford too (all from Tom Lewis IKC back in the 60's onward). But it's been 30 years since I've thought of it.

    Off hand I recall there...
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    Reese Rigby Sensei has an Isshinryu school in...

    Reese Rigby Sensei has an Isshinryu school in Dover Deleware and has been teaching in that area for about 40 years. I recommend he check with Rigby Sensei as to which other arts may be in the area,...
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    Does dropping the high and low scores make sense,...

    Does dropping the high and low scores make sense, it depends on where you're looking from.

    Those of us involved in the tournament days a long time ago saw the true nature of judging where there...
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    The rational behind dropping the highest and...

    The rational behind dropping the highest and lowest scoring judge is to eliminate positive and/or negative favortisim.

    If all 5 scores are allowed a judge could give a 10 and spike the total, or...
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    Furthering the Bubishi

    Furthering the ‘Bubishi’ Section 1

    Introduction

    Ten years ago I began a slight study on the Okinawan Bubishi by comparing the Ken Penland and Patrick McCarthy translations and speculating on...
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    I wonder where the new publication of the...

    I wonder where the new publication of the Okinawan Karate and Kobudo Encylclopedia will come down as to family systems of study?

    Of course it's only available in Japanese at this time and is far...
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    Thought I'd throw this in just to totally confuse...

    Thought I'd throw this in just to totally confuse things.

    1. Seisan is a bit of a passion of mine, I doubt there is any version I don't have several variations on tap in the house. Undoubtedly...
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    Wikipedia articles do not mean they are ever...

    Wikipedia articles do not mean they are ever correct or accurate as anyone can enter material. Just reading this morning how Universities are banning its use by studetns because they have too many...
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    Trevor, The kick described is one of...

    Trevor,

    The kick described is one of Naifanchi's many applications.
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    Jim, Isn't there always value in learning to...

    Jim,

    Isn't there always value in learning to execute clean precise technique?

    Even public performance of that training serves the value of cementing belief in that technique. Being able to...
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    Hi Prince, Take it a step further might be a...

    Hi Prince,

    Take it a step further might be a clearer exercise.

    When Kyan was teaching were there systems, or were there just instructors teaching what they studied an felt.

    I've really...
  12. Jake, thank you for that information. I think...

    Jake, thank you for that information. I think it's great you're carrying it.

    Another choice would be to contact Joe Swift about group orders at Joe Swift Tokyo bujutsu_translations@yahoo.com
    ...
  13. Timeline of Karate History - Pre-History to 2000

    “Timeline of Karate History - Pre-History to 2000”
    by Hokama Tetsuhiro (trans. By Joe Swift)

    I just received a copy of Hokama Tetsuhiro’s “Timeline of Karate History”, translator Charles Joseph...
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    Just to aid discussion: Ogawa ryu Aikijujutsu...

    Just to aid discussion:

    Ogawa ryu Aikijujutsu Musubi Study
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eSBJFcLDIk&NR
    Ogawa ryu Aikijujutsu Chuden...
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    I regularly surf what's being posted, and that...

    I regularly surf what's being posted, and that kid was very normal to what's out there.

    Among which are:

    Sword Stunts Vid
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKplmqxMQD0

    If I remember right the...
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    Nope, no Walmart folks, and I have nothing...

    Nope, no Walmart folks, and I have nothing against any career, whether for Walmart or otherwise.

    Yes my standards do require one to stay in the area and keep training.

    My youth students all...
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    The standards I use for instructor qualification...

    The standards I use for instructor qualification have nothing to do with dan level. These are only minimum qualification standards to be consiered an instructor.

    1. At least 15 continious years...
  18. Thread: Seisan

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    I can't speak for other people, but when I...

    I can't speak for other people, but when I perform my Seisan kata, I know how the techniques are applied.

    Hereare a wider selection of seisan videos too.

    Seibukan Seisan...
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    I think this may be what this thread is talking...

    I think this may be what this thread is talking about.

    Mifune Kyuzo showing amazing judo skill.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3346298601525244862&q=judo&hl=en
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    Of course there are other options, such as the...

    Of course there are other options, such as the use of the stepping punch as a strike, diverts the mind from other possibilites, that of the karate armbar.

    To try and put this into words I'd share:...
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    OkinawaBBtv.com is for tourists, but at the same...

    OkinawaBBtv.com is for tourists, but at the same time not.

    What I see it as is a public newsletter on Okinawa.

    What's happening at the fair, at the kid's recital, at the public festivals.
    ...
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    Well Scott, If you search out OkinawaBBTV...

    Well Scott,

    If you search out OkinawaBBTV you'll see they do beach interviews with young women.

    Which of course is only something Okinawans might do I guess?

    Perhaps it will help tide you...
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    You can return to Okinawa in a keystroke. ...

    You can return to Okinawa in a keystroke.

    Check out www.OkinawaBBTV.com

    It's superb.
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    Kise Kusanku - Soken Chinto

    Just ran across these:

    Fusei Kise Kusanku Kata
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzRmm0r_fAE&mode=related&search=

    Hohan Soken Chinto...
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    Well if you want light weight ones.... Many...

    Well if you want light weight ones....

    Many decades ago it was known some tournament sai competitors used to go to a tin smith to have tin sai made for competition. They used to go to extreme...
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