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  1. Hello Mr. Wittwer I am sure, back in the day,...

    Hello Mr. Wittwer

    I am sure, back in the day, Budo was never thought of a sport nor ever becoming one. I think along the same way but in Japan it is regarded as a sport to many, as well as many...
  2. 2024 Olympic Karate's exclusion in France.

    Hi everyone

    This may or may not be the place to post this but I am sure that there is going to be some on both sides of the fence on this one. As you all probably have heard by now, Karate has...
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    All Japan Tournament 2019 Go Jyu Kai

    Hi everyone

    Just some information if you don't know by now. The Go Jyu Kai is having their all Japan tournament July 28th and 29th this year in Sasebo Japan. That is on a Saturday and Sunday....
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    I know now that the third Kata that I must do for...

    I know now that the third Kata that I must do for my Nana Dan, for the Go Jyu Kai test is Kururunfua. Not an easy one at all!
  5. Zenkoku taikai, July 30th-August 2nd, 2015 Beppu, Japan

    Hi everyone!
    Not sure who will read this and more importantly who will go. This year, the Go Jyu Kai zenkoku taikai and kata seminar is being held in Beppu Japan. It is being held from July...
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    Mr. Haryo I am so sorry for the late reply....

    Mr. Haryo

    I am so sorry for the late reply. What I found out recently is that Rokku Dan and above you must be tested in Japan. Up until Go Dan You may be tested in your own Country.
  7. Just a small up-date. For the test there were 7...

    Just a small up-date. For the test there were 7 judges all starting at 8 Dan and up. From my understanding, starting at 6dan you must take your test at the place where the all japan tournament (...
  8. Go Jyu Kai testing in Japan and a little news

    Hi everyone!

    I'm not sure who may have made it to the Go Jyu Kai testing last month. Some of you may have just come in for the seminar held each year. Well I hope all enjoyed themselves. This year...
  9. Thread: Testing

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    Mr. Sullivan Good insight and opinion. I can...

    Mr. Sullivan

    Good insight and opinion. I can sort of remember back to my Tae Kwon Do days and remember a lot of different belts and colors ......it seems. But compared to other schools I am not...
  10. Thread: Testing

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    Testing

    Not sure this is in the right forum but here goes.

    As a teacher or a student, how many times a year are you or were you allowed to test for your Kyu grades? What I have experienced here in Japan...
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    Mr. Stitz Thank you ..... That was a nice...

    Mr. Stitz

    Thank you ..... That was a nice read.:toast:
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    Time .......yeah it counts theoretically. I mean...

    Time .......yeah it counts theoretically. I mean you can go to a dojo for 1 hour a month and be there for years and still not be any good of course. But time is a good indicator as to how long...
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    Mr. Torres Yeah, being an instructor in your...

    Mr. Torres


    Yeah, being an instructor in your own dojo does have it's advantages. I have been in Japan now for around 20 years studyng the same style. The first Dojo that I started training in...
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    Wow ..... good topic! Does a Black belt mean...

    Wow ..... good topic!

    Does a Black belt mean anything?

    When I first started martial arts ......many years ago .... I started with Tae Kwon Do. I was always taught that the rank of black belt...
  15. Thread: Taishukai

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    Mr, Gutierrez You might want to write in to...

    Mr, Gutierrez

    You might want to write in to the Go Jyu Ryu association of your country and see if they can help you. Or you may just look up the Japan JKF home page if you haven't done already,...
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    Mr. Haryo Yes, the Zenkuren is the same as the...

    Mr. Haryo

    Yes, the Zenkuren is the same as the Zen Nihon Karatedo Renmei, just a different wording.

    When my friend and I compared notes between Wado Ryu and Go Jyu Ryu I was surprised to see...
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    Mr. Haryo A good friend of mine use to...

    Mr. Haryo

    A good friend of mine use to practice Wado Ryu before he started training in Kyokushin. We used to compare notes on the similarities between Wado Ryu and Go Jyu Ryu. That was a lot of...
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    Mr. Haryo You are welcome for the...

    Mr. Haryo







    You are welcome for the information. As for the high ranking Yudansha ..... Yes, Most of them do have excellent skill.
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    Mr. Haryo There has been no inconvenience. I...

    Mr. Haryo

    There has been no inconvenience. I have been in Japan......roughly about 20 years. I have been here since 1986 till now ...... In that time I spent 2 years in Canada without a teacher....
  20. Thread: Kata Bunkai

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    Mr. Gibert No, I agree. Just because it is...

    Mr. Gibert

    No, I agree. Just because it is taught in a sport enviroment does not make it a sport. What I was pointing out was the situation that I am in at this time. according to the school as...
  21. Thread: Kata Bunkai

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    Mr. Gilbert I now teach Karate at a major...

    Mr. Gilbert

    I now teach Karate at a major university here in Japan. Most if not all university karate clubs in Japan are considered sports clubs. Yes, you are right as the differences between...
  22. Thread: Kata Bunkai

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    Mr. Gilbert Well .... I mean both. In the book...

    Mr. Gilbert

    Well .... I mean both. In the book that has been re-done by the Go Jyu Kai there are some bunkai ( practical aplications) that are taught for that Kata. These as you said are "by the...
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    Mr. Haryo Thank you for the congrats! As for...

    Mr. Haryo

    Thank you for the congrats! As for who is the head of the Go Jyu Kai .....not actually sure. Sorry. It may be on the official web page of the Go Jyu Kai but the only page that I think...
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    Personal news/ Gojyu Kai news

    Well it finally happened .... yeah, after 20 years, and some hard pracice I finally reached another mile stone. I received my 5 dan (fifth degree black belt) On my way to the test I struck up a...
  25. Thread: Kata Bunkai

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    Mr. Michaels I have not been in this site for...

    Mr. Michaels

    I have not been in this site for a bit. but here goes.
    My Sensei does, as I do, teach the basic Bunkai(practical application) to many of the Kata. There are set Bunkai from the book....
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