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  1. Hi Henning Thanks! It would be nice to discuss...

    Hi Henning

    Thanks! It would be nice to discuss the book with you.

    Best

    David
  2. Hi Henning I apologize it took me so long to...

    Hi Henning

    I apologize it took me so long to answer you. I was away doing some field work.

    It is very interesting to know that Motobu was not only a simple fighter but a sophisticated...
  3. Hi Henning Thanks for your reply. Kamesuke...

    Hi Henning

    Thanks for your reply. Kamesuke sounds like a very interesting person.

    With regard to traditional martial arts, I am still trying to figure out what is essential, what is excessive...
  4. Hi Henning The cover is beautiful! And I am...

    Hi Henning

    The cover is beautiful! And I am sure the content is as interesting as the cover is beautiful! I am definitely going to read it.

    Maybe you could say some words on Namesake's...
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    Hi Henning You are right, of course, there...

    Hi Henning

    You are right, of course, there was never one goal. And your example is very stimulating and makes me rephrase my question.

    When (at the end of WW2) Japan was expecting an...
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    Hi Henning Higa Minoru of Shorin ryu speaking...

    Hi Henning

    Higa Minoru of Shorin ryu speaking of ningen keisei too. See here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JXtXs8Fjvc

    It is by the way a beautiful series, I love each and every episode....
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    Ningen keisei人間形成

    I would like to ask you several questions about the fundamental concept of Ningen keisei人間形成.

    1) Is Ningen keisei the purpose of karate training?
    2) Is it the purpose of your training?
    3) What...
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    I would like to get back a little to the Blue...

    I would like to get back a little to the Blue Dragon and Red Phoenix. These have been termed “flowery imagery” by some karateka.
    I would like to explain the function of flowery (and sometimes even...
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    Hi Henning First of all, thank you your...

    Hi Henning

    First of all, thank you your post. I learned a lot! It’s pleasure to discuss martial arts with a fellow researcher.

    Occupation is, by definition, an action taken against one’s...
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    “That someone took the time and effort to create...

    “That someone took the time and effort to create colored pictures for this work is reason enough to find it interesting”

    Not “someone”, those men were not very different than you are; they were...
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    Thank you for your question! If I understand...

    Thank you for your question!

    If I understand your question correctly you are asking whether the colored Bubishi was compiled later than those Bubishi editions which have been published. You might...
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    Hi Henning This Bubishi was never mine. It...

    Hi Henning
    This Bubishi was never mine. It belonged to Furuya Masato, aka Reverend Kensho Furuya (http://www.aikidocenterla.com/memorial/sensei.html ).
    It is now the property of Taiwan's Lion...
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    According to the research I conducted with my...

    According to the research I conducted with my friend LKY the Bubishi could not have been compiled before the 1860’s.
    I agree with you that stories are inspiring, but truth (=history) have its own...
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    The writing on the illustration says: 青龍出抓手勝...

    The writing on the illustration says:

    青龍出抓手勝 qinglong chu zhuashou sheng

    Blue Dragon sends out his claws (lit. grabbing hand) and wins

    丹鳳朝陽手敗 danfeng zhaoyangshou bai
    Cinnabar (=red)...
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    General Tian Bubishi

    Wanted to share this illustration. It is from a colored Bubishi edition.
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