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    Well, Bones (McCoy) First off, I'm no Sensei. I...

    Well, Bones (McCoy)
    First off, I'm no Sensei. I am just a student seeking truth, I do not profess to be teaching anyone anything. You can certainly understand that one must make a strong case to...
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    My interpretation of Karate ni sente nashi

    Karate ni sente nashi. Most people tend to discuss certain aspects of this precept, made famous by Funakoshi, but I submit there are other implications that go unnoticed.
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    Shotokan Karate: What Happened?

    I just wrote an article examining the differences between Funakoshi's art, and the art that would later be attributed to him forever.
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    I appreciate your comments. And I especially...

    I appreciate your comments. And I especially concur with you about the moral indignation that you mentioned. When one begins learning Karate, they want to learn "the real thing". Whatever they end...
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    Some lessons i've learned from bogu kumite

    I hope the following is of interest. Within this article, I attempt to quantify and discuss a few of the lessons hard learned in full contact kumite training, in Okinawan Karate. Of course, these...
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    An Open Letter To Bunkai Researchers...

    My thoughts on Bunkai...

    http://waxingonoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/anopen-letter-to-bunkai-researchers.html

    I feel that my take on Bunkai is a bit unique, and as such, I expect discussion to...
  7. Need help identifying current Okinawan Masters from footage

    Hopefully someone here can lend me a hand. In 2011 I had the opportunity to participate in the 5th Uchinanchu Festival in Okinawa, and I was able to get some great photos, and videos of some of the...
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    some ideas..

    http://waxingonoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/anopen-letter-to-bunkai-researchers.html
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    My thoughts on your topic... ...

    My thoughts on your topic...

    http://waxingonoff.blogspot.com/2014/07/anopen-letter-to-bunkai-researchers.html
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    Looking for vintage karate and judo gi

    Hi everyone,
    My father began training back in the 1960s, and the most common gi available was made by H.S.K in Japan, and distributed by Honda Martial Arts in NYC (and presumably others as well)....
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    Looking for vintage karate and judo gi

    Hi everyone,
    My father began training back in the 1960s, and the most common gi available was made by H.S.K in Japan, and distributed by Honda Martial Arts in NYC (and presumably others as well). ...
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    It was my suspicion that tournament play was...

    It was my suspicion that tournament play was influencing the actual practice of technique, and that because of it, the non-tournament friendly techniques began to slip into obscurity... but I thought...
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    I don't mean to sound snippy... I apologize......

    I don't mean to sound snippy... I apologize...
    My only point is that on these boards people lose sight of the question and go off on tangents. I appreciate your distinction being made, but I would...
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    Ok... so, in the association named JKA, which...

    Ok...
    so, in the association named JKA, which practices the style currently known as Shotokan, though in a way particular to that association, which is to say that JKA practitioners have a certain...
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    Ok... one of the earliest practitioners of the...

    Ok...
    one of the earliest practitioners of the style that came to be known as JKA.

    My questions are the same... where did the techniques that he demonstrated as basic kihon go?

    We have a...
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    I understand that JKA is quite different from...

    I understand that JKA is quite different from what I am currently studying... The main point here is that there is in fact a great deal of overlapping or similar techniques in common theoretically,...
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    Shotokan kihon- more than reverse punch??

    Here are a few questions for all of you:
    1. When you are training, do you practice more than the reverse punch? If so, what other strikes do you train? From what stances? Would you say you train...
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    I just finished reading Funakoshi's...

    I just finished reading Funakoshi's autobiography, and he states that he spent a lot of time making Karate simpler and altering the Kata to make them easier to learn. I suppose that has quite a bit...
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    It is certainly true that they had more than one...

    It is certainly true that they had more than one teacher... but let me ask you this... is it true that they learned the same kata multiple times? It seems to me, that when I think about it, you...
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    I don't know of any direct record of anything...

    I don't know of any direct record of anything Itosu did, but Funakoshi does mention some bunkai in Karate jutsu while describing the kata. Taking pinan shodan (which is still what he called what...
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    thats a very important point... especially...

    thats a very important point... especially judging from the photos in karate-jutsu of Funakoshi performing the techniques and kata, his place as a legend is definitely due to his role as...
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    problem solved...

    I emailed the head of the ZDK system recently and inquired about their form of Sanchin. Campos sensei said that it was in fact unique to their school and combined elements of Goju, and Uechi and...
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    As far as the name changes go, I was under the...

    As far as the name changes go, I was under the impression that it wasn't just a difference in pronunciation, but actually a deliberate attempt to distance (what would become) Shotokan from its...
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    I was looking at the Ki Mugen gi last...

    I was looking at the Ki Mugen gi last night...they seem promising...
    they have a yellow label that is about 14 oz, and a black label that is 12 oz. The black label, though lighter, is slightly...
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    I agree, it is definately American Karate (if...

    I agree, it is definately American Karate (if there is such a thing...) with a strong emphasis on tournaments (though Campos himself teaches a lot of self defense and police tactics as well)
    And...
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