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    I started to wear contact lenses about 12 years...

    I started to wear contact lenses about 12 years ago. I could never get used to wearing glasses inside the MEN.
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    Shimabuku and Shimabukuro

    I may be mistaken, but I remember hearing that Tatsuo Shimabuku's name was Shimabukuro, or had a brother as such.

    I do not speak Japanese (Okinawan) so I am not sure. But I do believe there is a...
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    It is very true that most, if not all MA in...

    It is very true that most, if not all MA in Okinawa have changed their training over the years. This is to be expected if an art is to evolve. However, staying true to the propriety of the Kata does...
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    If one accepts the premise that the knowledge...

    If one accepts the premise that the knowledge from the past masters of Karate is passed on through the kata, then only when one is trained in true traditional (orthodox -original-unchanged) Karate...
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    Reply to Geoff's post

    Geoff,

    It is true that bowing is not permitted in Judaism, but as I understood it, this is only true in the case of prayer (to an idol) or to someone who presents himself/herself as a divine being...
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    The training in my dojo growing up went something...

    The training in my dojo growing up went something like this. We rarely had classes with more than 10 students. The classes were 3 hours each. We did this Monday-Wed-Friday, with Sunday being "open...
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    Obi Crossed in Back or Not?

    I was always taught to tie the obi with it crossed in the back. However, the dojo were I am at now tie the obi without it being crossed in the back.

    I have been told over the years that this is a...
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    72 Virgins?

    After his death, Al-zarqawi went to heaven. There he was greeted by George Washington, who proceeded to slap him across his face and yell at him, "How dare you try to destroy the nation I helped...
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    Patrick, terrorists target civilians. These...

    Patrick, terrorists target civilians. These groups targeted the British army because the British armed the Arabs and forbade Jews from carrying weapons to protect themselves. The Jews were frequently...
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    Kata

    Jigoro Kano said: "Kata is the grammar of Judo". The same can be said of Karate.
  11. Thread: Isshin Ryu?

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    **Trying to bring the "families" back together**

    Actually, this was a quote from a single book on Okinawan Martial Arts that I read (I will post later when I can locate the exact quote). Those who I know who have met him and trained with him have a...
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    Haganah & hagana are the same

    Hagana translates to "Defense" in Hebrew. Hence, "Hagana Atzmit" translates to "Self Defense".

    The organization that Mr. McCarthy was referring to as the "Hagana" was short for "Tzava Hanaga...
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    Michel E. Kramer (Karate)

    In memory of the late Michel E. Kramer Sensei
    By Neil Adelman

    Michael E. Kramer Sensei passed away on Thursday April 27th, 2006 at the age of 80. His martial arts career spanned over 60 years. He...
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    Rank is Subjective

    “If your karate skill is not good, you do not deserve to have a black belt, if you are good, you do not need a black belt to decorate yourselves”.

    Chojun Miyagi, Founder of Goju-Ryu - as quoted...
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    Thought this article might shed some light...

    Thought this article might shed some light...
  16. Thread: What is Ki?

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    Kabballah (Jewish Mysticism) discusses the...

    Kabballah (Jewish Mysticism) discusses the concept that everything (rocks, trees, tables, etc) has a "spark" of G-d in it, and that G-d supports the entire universe, constantly recreating the...
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    1) What questions would that be? Can you be...

    1) What questions would that be? Can you be specific?

    2) First off, no moonrays, please site where that claim was made. Let's stay factual Mr. Armstrong. Mr Carbone answered Robert R., sorry if...
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    1 . YAWN... All you have to do is remote desktop...

    1 . YAWN... All you have to do is remote desktop to a second location and run it in a window. Hence, two IP address from two separate locations...LOL

    2. Ok, let's make a deal, you apologise to...
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    Still not answered. Just evaded Robert (Shawn?)...

    Still not answered. Just evaded Robert (Shawn?) again. Read posts 59 and 90.

    Again, the bottom line: Everyone who has ACTUALLY done business with Mr. Carbone is satisfied with him, his service,...
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    By this test, you are placing Mr. Oyata in this...

    By this test, you are placing Mr. Oyata in this category as well, since I am assuming that he has loyal followers too.
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    Robert, You STILL haven't answered the...

    Robert,

    You STILL haven't answered the question. Why are you being so evasive? It is very difficult to have a discussion with you when you keep bouncing around like this. Pleas re-read the posts...
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    Talking to yourself???? I think that there is a...

    Talking to yourself???? I think that there is a name for that...
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    No, I am calling Robert one. Mr. Oyata was from...

    No, I am calling Robert one. Mr. Oyata was from Japan?

    So Shawn Bailey (Robert? are you in there? :) ), interesting that you are a new member and just decided to post today, on this thread. Hmmm,...
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    Now you are starting to finally come around....

    Now you are starting to finally come around. Thanks. We all appreciate the compliment.
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    So which is it Robert, 3 times or 1 time? Please...

    So which is it Robert, 3 times or 1 time? Please stop dodging the point as you always do.

    Bottom line, everyone who has done business with Mr. Carbone is satisfied with him, his service, and his...
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