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  1. Hi Ed! I hope all is well with you and yours.

    Hi Ed!

    I hope all is well with you and yours.
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    Welcome to e-budo Rick. Can you post a link to...

    Welcome to e-budo Rick.

    Can you post a link to the video? It may stimulate some discussion.

    I'd be interested in seeing it, but would probably not have any meaningful opinion, as I'm a Goju guy.
  3. Welcome back. It's pretty surprising that...

    Welcome back.

    It's pretty surprising that sites like this still exist in the wake of Facebook...

    I'm looking forward to your posts.
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    May he rest in peace...

    May he rest in peace...
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    Hi Robert! FYI, as you may already be aware,...

    Hi Robert!

    FYI, as you may already be aware, we are hosting our annual Chi I Do Group Training from Wednesday, March 6 through Saturday, March 9 in Chinatown, NYC. It would be great if you could...
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    I'm glad everything worked out with your...

    I'm glad everything worked out with your modification.
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    The answer depends on how and what a particular...

    The answer depends on how and what a particular dojo/Sensei trains.

    I train traditional Okinawan Goju Ryu Karate-do. All I need is a decent floor and some quality training partners. In the past,...
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    Yes they do.

    Yes they do.
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    I checked the balance point on three Shureido...

    I checked the balance point on three Shureido sai, one medium standard, one medium old fashioned and one large standard. All had a balance point approximately one to one and a quarter inch forward of...
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    Balance point is a personal thing. I'll check a...

    Balance point is a personal thing. I'll check a few Shureido sai when I get home and report back. I've used standard small, medium, and large Shureido sai, and find the small size have the best...
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    jasper, I've used this company in the past ...

    jasper,

    I've used this company in the past

    http://www.imprintablefashion.com/cgi-bin/hw/hwb/chw-pseudoHome.w?hwCN=148151154155156&hwCNCD=fijkidbbllpFlacw&hwST=1

    I'm not sure how cost...
  12. Thread: Greetings

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    Happy and Safe Holidays to All!!!

    Happy and Safe Holidays to All!!!
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    Aaron, do you shoot High Power? Two of my...

    Aaron, do you shoot High Power? Two of my friends and hunting pards shoot High Power.
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    Empi Ha could be a USA Goju/Urban kata. If any of...

    Empi Ha could be a USA Goju/Urban kata. If any of your derives from that lineage, you may want to start here...


    http://www.e-budo.com/forum/showthread.php?29144-USA-GOJU-Kata-Name-Meaning
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    Without a big marketing budget, word of mouth may...

    Without a big marketing budget, word of mouth may be the best path. Have your students and your friends recommend your class. Offer Free stuff...free one-on-one introductory lessons, free first...
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    We purchased 8 Eku from Shushin Kobudo; 7 in...

    We purchased 8 Eku from Shushin Kobudo; 7 in maple and 1 in Granadillo.

    The dimensions are close to Shureido Eku that I have.

    Craftsmanship is top notch, grain is straight, and finish is...
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    Jeff, I'm not sure who you're addressing with...

    Jeff,

    I'm not sure who you're addressing with the above post.

    Chris
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    Jeff, While opinions of Urban vary, I don't...

    Jeff,

    While opinions of Urban vary, I don't believe that we can discount the fact that many Okinawa Goju practitioners in the United States trace their roots back to Urban, in one way or...
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    I'm not sure you will ever get totally unbiased...

    I'm not sure you will ever get totally unbiased opinions.

    That said...

    As for USA Goju, you may want to start here http://martialforce.com/malanoski_interview.htm

    Steve has a facebook...
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    I wholeheartedly agree with BJohnson. While I...

    I wholeheartedly agree with BJohnson. While I don't train Takamura-Ha Shindo Yoshin Ryu, one of my student's husband trains in this tradition, and when Threadgill Sensei came east to teach, he let...
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    OK, whenever you like.

    OK, whenever you like.
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    I've been around long enough to have experienced...

    I've been around long enough to have experienced the "flavor of the month" phenomena. While I've trained traditional Karate for decades, I've seen (and have trained in) a number of "fad" martial...
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    If you're ever interested in researching your...

    If you're ever interested in researching your Urban/Yamaguchi/Shoreikan lineage, I'll introduce you to my teacher. I work in Midtown, by Columbus Circle, and Kayo is just a subway ride away...
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    Jasper, I've taken notes on and off for over...

    Jasper,

    I've taken notes on and off for over 45 years. Looking back, I wish I was more consistent.

    Where are you going to school? If you want, I can introduce you to my teacher, Kow Loon Ong...
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    I come from a kata-centric tradition, and as...

    I come from a kata-centric tradition, and as such, for me... kata teaches/cultivates:

    1. The Goju body and Goju movement
    2. The skills and methods of effectuating the Art
    3. The theory and...
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