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    Default Terry Dukes/Nagaboshi Tomio

    For those who might be interested I have just heard that Terry Dukes, aka 'Nagaboshi Tomio', the author of the spurious Bohdisattva Warriors recently died in the UK from congestive heart failure.
    Harry Cook

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    Do I see you grinning, Harry?
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    Must have been that mental dim mak I've been practicing unconciously...
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    Now trotting over a bridge near you!

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    I hear the Master Otomo (now in his nineties) has agreed to travel from the Okinawan monastery to UK especially to officiate at the funeral service.
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    Harry:

    I am sort of picking bits and pieces from that book. Why spurious?

    Regards
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    Default Condolences

    Harry, folks,

    Mr. Cotter...I am wondering if you could tell me what Mr. Otomo is a master of? Also, what monastery in Okinawa is it you speak of?


    Jim Cotter wrote, "I hear the Master Otomo (now in his nineties) has agreed to travel from the Okinawan monastery to UK especially to officiate at the funeral service."
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    Mr. Cotter...I am wondering if you could tell me what Mr. Otomo is a master of? Also, what monastery in Okinawa is it you speak of?
    Harry has all the details Mr. McCarthy.
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    Default Terry Dukes; Otomo & Okinawan monastery?

    Harry?

    Jim Cotter wrote, "Harry has all the details Mr. McCarthy."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick McCarthy
    Harry?

    Jim Cotter wrote, "Harry has all the details Mr. McCarthy."
    I'm sure you know i mean Harry Cook. The story of Terry Dukes and his Okinawan Masters is a favorite of Harrys.

    BTW Harry Cook- wonder if another Harry, Harry Benfield will be attending the funeral. He has much cause to remember the 1st Mushindo/OAS competition in Chesterfield. I was front row it was splendid!!
    Jim Cotter

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    Default Terry Dukes; Otomo & the Okinawan Monestary

    Yes...I do know that it is Cook Sensei.... my informal "Harry?" was referring to him [as in, "Harry can you apprise me?"].

    I don't know Mr. Dukes but I did read his book the same year it was published. I thought the Buddhist-related intel was informative however three issues that bothered me, as a researcher, about the way he attempted to tie his quanfa~karate theories together, were; #1. The "secret" Itosu Family Records, #2. The "secret" Kin Family Records and the "secret" Otomo Records. Now, I hear about the Okinawan Monastery...hmm, I just have to hear about this one.

    BTW, after I read his book, I wrote to Mr. Dukes but my queries were never satisfactorily
    responded to. To date, these three unverifiable sources remain suspect.

    I am afraid that merely saying/writing something [especially when its conveniently self-serving] is not the same as actually historical/factual corroborating testimony or evidence. One must cite [verifiable] sources to be taken seriously.

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    I'm sure you know i mean Harry Cook. The story of Terry Dukes and his Okinawan Masters is a favorite of Harrys.
    Patrick McCarthy
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    Messrs Cook and others:
    Having finally waded through the thread on Dukes in the archives I can understand why this subject hardly needs raking over. Thank you for the heads up. I will continue reading the book (having purchased it) with added scepticism. It is not practical (and in most cases, not possible) for me to check the veracity of his sources. I accept that others with more time and knowledge have done this and they are found wanting.

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    Mike Clarke

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    "wonder if another Harry, Harry Benfield will be attending the funeral. "

    Unfortunately, Harry Benfield died in April 2009, after a lengthy illness.

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