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  1. Thread: Karate Sign

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    Brandon, Have you tried to post this up on...

    Brandon,

    Have you tried to post this up on Craigslist or ebay? The UMAA yahoo group might be another avenue to sell this if you still have it.

    Best of luck, and happy new year.

    Scot
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    I was out in Pensacola for a while teaching...

    I was out in Pensacola for a while teaching karate at Corry Station. I remember this guy but his name is skipping my mind at this time. If I remember correctly he was doing an offshoot of Matsumura...
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    Hi David, I am under the impression that...

    Hi David,

    I am under the impression that Miyagi Sensei only did a few demos in Hawaii and he didn't really have any direct students there because of the short amount of time he was on the islands....
  4. Thread: Board Breaking

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    The armor of the area is mostly all iron. A lot...

    The armor of the area is mostly all iron. A lot of the older armor is actually an iron under suit, with a lacquered iron over suit.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ō-yoroi

    Good stuff on wikipedia...
  5. Thread: Board Breaking

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    I think this is a myth. However board breaking...

    I think this is a myth. However board breaking does have some positive aspects to it. It does teach follow through and how to strike past or through targets. On that same note, there are so many...
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    He did but that was only for about a year about...

    He did but that was only for about a year about 80 years ago. He was mostly doing demo's and whatnot around Kawaii and Oahu. There is a guy in Oahu named Gil Wantanabe that still teaches the Yabu...
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    I remember reading something that Bushi Sakiyama...

    I remember reading something that Bushi Sakiyama had something to do with a type of militia on Okinawa. I think there may not have been a formalized military like in the sense that we think of it...
  8. Thread: Makiwara Board

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    That looks like a good design. The only thing I...

    That looks like a good design. The only thing I can think of is maybe the wood itself was bad. I have had a few of the 2x4 ones snap on me and they always snap right at the base. I would say try...
  9. Thread: Makiwara Board

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    How did you do the base? I have put some in...

    How did you do the base? I have put some in concrete and they snapped on me. I have found that if the board is a little loose in the ground it tends to do better. If you go back to the old...
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    Wanduan and Wando are pretty easy to find. John...

    Wanduan and Wando are pretty easy to find. John Sells put out Wando on video a few years ago and the Ryukyu Kempo guys do Wanduan or Wandan. Jumu is a really short Sanchin-ish kata. The only one...
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    Matsukaze in Shotokai/Shotokan is a Bo kata. ...

    Matsukaze in Shotokai/Shotokan is a Bo kata. It's not the same as the empty hand kata.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIDJ9bBQnfQ

    Scot
  12. Thread: Hypoglycemia

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    I am a hypoglycemic martial artist. My best...

    I am a hypoglycemic martial artist. My best advice is what a few others have said. Keep up with your food for the day, make sure you are hydrated. If you can put an apple juice or something in...
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    There is all kinds of systems that haven't even...

    There is all kinds of systems that haven't even went public yet. Some of them are good some are bad. I am not claiming to be an expert in this field, but there are a lot of family arts. You have...
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    With the family stuff the other problem is that...

    With the family stuff the other problem is that you don't know what you are going to get. I have a lot of stuff I can't verify because there isn't any standards on it.

    Is it right or wrong? No...
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    Sorry about going off topic Hanabaga. The reason...

    Sorry about going off topic Hanabaga. The reason I came back to this thread was because what I meant by system doesn't matter is that you can really learn all the strategies in a system, all the...
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    Dusty, I'm not claiming a chest full of...

    Dusty,

    I'm not claiming a chest full of medals. This is what I have.

    1 Joint Service Commendation Medal, 3 Joint Service Achievement Medals, 2 Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, Outstanding Unit...
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    Mr. McCarthy I wasn't eluding to you actually. ...

    Mr. McCarthy I wasn't eluding to you actually. However I was trying to make a point that family systems aren't any better than more standardized systems and you unload on my past yet again. It was...
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    I'll inject my two cents on this thread. Family...

    I'll inject my two cents on this thread. Family systems aren't exactly better, in many ways they are worse than mainstream karate. Many of the times family systems are crude and under-developed.
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    You could always try to show the linage of the...

    You could always try to show the linage of the system. Some traditionalists are big into the linage thing. So if you can show your system going back a few steps that might help. Also a good...
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