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    IIIRC, Kenyu Ryu is the style founded by Ryusei...

    IIIRC, Kenyu Ryu is the style founded by Ryusei Tomoyori the fellow from which the late Shogo Kuniba got most of his Shito Ryu instruction. Tomoyori was one of the few people to receive Shihan Menjo...
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    This truly is sad. Ridgley was a good man. He...

    This truly is sad. Ridgley was a good man. He was an outstanding sensei/coach, referee and friend. He will be missed.
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    That is correct.

    That is correct.
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    George Anderson 1931-2009

    It's with sadness that I inform you that George Anderson of Akron Ohio has passed away. Mr. Anderson was the President of the USAKarate Federation, the former National Governing Body for Karate as...
  5. No, I never picked up that kata, but there's a...

    No, I never picked up that kata, but there's a video floating around out there of Hayashi sensei performing the kata.
  6. Hayashi Ha, as far back as the late 80's in the...

    Hayashi Ha, as far back as the late 80's in the USAKF competitions did their Unshu very much like the Shitokai version which, to my eye is close to the version posted above.

    Some shito groups...
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    Brett, How far are you from Bristol? PM me....

    Brett,

    How far are you from Bristol? PM me.


    Rob
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    Urban?

    Was Peter Urban back from Japan by then, teaching in NY? What about Anthony Miraken?
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    Prince, It's Ten No Kata. Hayashi Ha's Ten...

    Prince,

    It's Ten No Kata. Hayashi Ha's Ten no Kata = Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu's Fyukyu kata Ichi.

    Hayashi Ha's Chi no kata = Matsubayashi Ryu's Fyukyu Kata Ni = Goju's Gekkisai Dai Ichi.
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    There's also MJER under Minobu Miki in San Diego....

    There's also MJER under Minobu Miki in San Diego.

    Rob
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    That's the guy. Rob

    That's the guy.

    Rob
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    Asai sensei (JKS/IJKA)told me the same thing. ...

    Asai sensei (JKS/IJKA)told me the same thing.

    Rob
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    Prince, I remember reading in one of Hassel's...

    Prince,

    I remember reading in one of Hassel's books that the first karate tournament was held in Japan by the JKA (Nakayama, Nishiyama et al.)


    Rob
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    It's schtick. It's intended for the masses. Mr....

    It's schtick. It's intended for the masses. Mr. Miki has legitimate rank through the Soke of Hokushin Shinoh Ryu and from Toshiyuki Tateno in MJER.

    Face it, Iai is boring to the noninitiated. ...
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    You can try: http://www.jkogarner.com/ Rob

    You can try: http://www.jkogarner.com/

    Rob
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    Wife did the same for our firstborn. According...

    Wife did the same for our firstborn. According to the OB and the nurses at delivery, the being in shape helped her a lot. She made a vaginal delivery of our 9lb 4.5 oz girl almost look easy. The...
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    Mr. Calabrese, If Mr. Cyr received...

    Mr. Calabrese,

    If Mr. Cyr received sub-standard product from Swordstore/Nosyu, perhaps you could offer to make it up to him. An exchange, perhaps? Certainly, you must still have the records of...
  18. If you're doing JKA Shotokan, it's a fairly...

    If you're doing JKA Shotokan, it's a fairly decent book. If you're doing a different system, it's a rotten book.

    Rob
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    If you need to wear the trousers from your gi...

    If you need to wear the trousers from your gi under your hakama, why not buy a pair of black ones?

    Rob
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    I would not know. I'm a karate guy. These guys...

    I would not know. I'm a karate guy. These guys do have good reputations however.

    Rob
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    You have loads of Danzan Ryu out here. Schools...

    You have loads of Danzan Ryu out here. Schools with solid lineages from Sig Kufferath, Bud Estes, Bill Montero and others are here in the Bay Area. Also, you have some Small Circle out here as Mr....
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    Ajari Sensei is at the Oakland YMCA on Broadway. ...

    Ajari Sensei is at the Oakland YMCA on Broadway. If you're interested in Wado, I'd go there.

    Rob

    edit: Oh Hi Ann! :o
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    Mr. Horton, Which kata are different between...

    Mr. Horton,

    Which kata are different between Goju Kai and Jundokan's kata?

    Rob
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    The way most shorin ryu systems and Shito Ryu...

    The way most shorin ryu systems and Shito Ryu have the pinans numbered is the way that we're told that Itosu made and numbered them. Funakoshi renumbered them for the Shotokan Heians.

    Rob
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    Thanks, Mr. Loeffler, Shito as you know, has a...

    Thanks, Mr. Loeffler,

    Shito as you know, has a wanshu that IMO is not of the same lineage as the Wanshu in Nagamine sensei's book. According to what we're told in Shito Ryu, that kata comes from...
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