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    actually most elite military personnel learn to...

    actually most elite military personnel learn to fight by two man drills.. which in karate are 2 man drills derived from kata.. OR.. bunkai.. point fighting or sport fighting with rules and a...
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    Your mention of a mentor is a good place to...

    Your mention of a mentor is a good place to start. I know its been alot of years since you posted.. and I have recently "retired" from teaching daily classes.. which I have done for over 29 years.. ...
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    Am I to assume that most people that have posted...

    Am I to assume that most people that have posted feel that it does not reflect the life style of the japanese warrior?

    could you define that a bit?

    Mike O'Leary
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    But there are other influences also... such as in...

    But there are other influences also... such as in your two examples.

    Nihanchi, Nifanchi, Tekki Shodan are basiclly all the same kata (I may have the wrong Tekki, but its one of those)

    Several...
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    Mike O'Leary

    Mike O'Leary
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    Bruce: You mentioned in an earlier post about...

    Bruce:

    You mentioned in an earlier post about Okinawans training in White Crane I beleive, isnt it the same thing? There is alot of speculation as to the White Crane training, but nothing...
  7. No... neither did I. Mike

    No... neither did I.

    Mike
  8. Was one of your seminars the 'Martial University?...

    Was one of your seminars the 'Martial University?

    I was at that one.

    Mike
  9. Are you with Mr. Kogans group? I know that there...

    Are you with Mr. Kogans group? I know that there was some confusion that night as to what was supposed to happen, Ito thought he was coming to teach...... Mr. Kogan did not.. a simple lack of...
  10. I find what he has to say fairly interesting. It...

    I find what he has to say fairly interesting. It is different that what Mr. Kogan has to say, I realize this. He also brought a friend from Japan over last year and he demonstrated the same thing.
    ...
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    This particular version was written around...

    This particular version was written around 1900...... I'm looking for verification of this particular version and some feed back on what people have thought about it.

    Mike
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    Book of Bushido

    Recently I was given a book called Bushido. I have read other translations and I wondered if anyone had any thoughts on the value of this copy. It was originally written around 1900, and is a...
  13. Yes he did..... Probably one of my students...

    Yes he did.....

    Probably one of my students was with him. I beleive Sean brought him.

    Mike
  14. Tim: I am on the mainland, in the valley, I...

    Tim:

    I am on the mainland, in the valley, I have a slight relationship with a older gentleman from Japan that studied Ti, his name is Ito. I teach Isshin ryu, and Ryu Kyu Kobudo. Every once in a...
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    As someone that trained my first 4 years in...

    As someone that trained my first 4 years in karate with someone who knew little of body mechanics and who now suffers from bad knees and hip because of early training practices...... yes... tell...
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    [ In support of this, is does seem that many...

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    In support of this, is does seem that many of the bushi came to Zen later in life.[/QUOTE]



    I could be totally off the mark here but my understanding has always been that the bushido...
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    legitimate Karate Systems

    One of the most devistating things to the arts has been the "closed" mind. This particular discussion has been great so far. There have been very few closed minded people, in fact most of the posts...
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    Based on that, are the ranks handed out in the...

    Based on that, are the ranks handed out in the 60's legitimate????? I know several people who went to torunaments, full contact in those days, who as a shodan beat sandan..... at the end of the...
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    Mr. Cook, I think the group seems to be stuck on...

    Mr. Cook, I think the group seems to be stuck on a few things perhaps to clear it up we could go back to the chicken and egg question.

    "What came first, the style, or the dan rank"?

    the...
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    [QUOTE=Brian...

    [QUOTE=Brian Owens]http://www.bujindesign.com/weapons_racks.html

    Those are nice. I like the look of the oval pegs compared to simple round dowels like we had at Silver Lake Dojo. In the front of...
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    [QUOTE=Katsu!] My school is closely allied...

    [QUOTE=Katsu!]

    My school is closely allied with an Isshin Ryu school here in Sydney. My Sensei is training in Kobudo and has taught me some Bo, Sai and Kama kata.
    We also visit each others Dojo...
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    Are you training in Okinawan karate now? if so...

    Are you training in Okinawan karate now? if so then your sensei should set up a meeting.

    If you go there and just show up you may or may not get in. If someone refers you to them then you are...
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    I train in Isshin Ryu, I have trained in other...

    I train in Isshin Ryu, I have trained in other styles and experimented with other styles as well. I also hold rank in Koubdo.

    Isshin Ryu is a close in fighting style, has traits of Shorin and...
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    I agree: My sensei is Okinawa trained and he...

    I agree:

    My sensei is Okinawa trained and he basiclly does the same. If I can be so bold as to say that first they want the body to do, and then when it gets close and the spirit has shown...
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    One of the things this thread seems to have...

    One of the things this thread seems to have missed is that karate and Kobudo developed seperatly. Kobudo is in fact an older art. Karate's focus is empty hand.

    For those that have trained over 20...
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