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    Karate-do Taikan - An Overview of Karate-do

    An English translation of Karate-do Taikan - An Overview of Karate-do is now available through Lulu.com:

    http://www.lulu.com/content/hardcover-book/an-overview-of-karate-d%C3%B3/7773388

    A...
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    道場=Dojo - Do=Way; Jo=Place 道院=Doin - Do=Way;...

    道場=Dojo - Do=Way; Jo=Place

    道院=Doin - Do=Way; In=building

    "In" has connotations of education and learning.

    Regards,
  3. Thread: Heading Home

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    Welcome back and best of luck in the new dojo.

    Welcome back and best of luck in the new dojo.
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    Didn't receive anything.

    Didn't receive anything.
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    email

    Haven't received it yet, but look forward to it.
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    Toyama no niccho gama

    My sensei did not teach this kata, only kanegawa no niccho gama. However, he did note that it was on the kata mokuroku of Taira sensei. A very good description of Toyama no niccho gama can be found...
  7. Sochin

    You could contact Kimo Wall directly through his website for more information on this version of Sochin.
  8. Sochin

    Double down block in right natural stance
    Right middle block - double punch
    Turn to right in natural stance - down block
    Slide in shiko dachi - low punch
    Slide back natural stance - right middle...
  9. Sochin

    And let's not forget the version of Sochin taught by Kimo Wall which has its lineage as:

    Kimo Wall - Kina Seko (1911 - 1994) - Kyoda Juhatsu (1887 - 1968) - ?
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    Classical fighting arts

    In vol 2 no. 13 of the magazine classical fighting arts, Mr. Gushi is demonstrating a Jiffa kata (pg. 27-29) which is referred to as "Mee no Jiffa". The article explains that it was taught to him by...
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    Kata names

    My own kobudo teacher, Minowa Katsuhiko sensei made a ticchu kata. He called it Matsukawa no ticchu. He passed away in 2003 and Yoshimura sensei renamed it Minowa no ticchu. I would suggest that it...
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    Kata and Kanji

    You're very welcome. Its all quite confusing sometimes.

    Is it tekko, tikko, 手甲、鉄甲、or テッコ LOL
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    I believe that the general reason is that for...

    I believe that the general reason is that for some weapons there are recognized and accepted kanji for them. While for the other weapons, there are multiple kanji with the same pronunciation, hence...
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    Karate Denshin Roku by Kinjo Akio pp. 246-247...

    Karate Denshin Roku by Kinjo Akio pp. 246-247 published by Okinawa Zusho Center 1999

    空手伝真録 金城昭夫 沖縄図書センター
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    Seisan

    Fujiwara and Gima do not explicitly state who learned these forms in their book, but you can infer that they were learned by some students at the Toudi Kenkyu Kai.
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    Chinto

    I quoted this in an article I wrote a long time ago on Tang Dai Ji (To Dai Ki), but will repost and translate it here.

    According to Fujiwara Ryozo's and Gima Shinkichi's book "Kindai Karatedo no...
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    Shuri San Chin

    According to Kinjo Akio's book (Karate Denshin Roku, 1999) detailing what he calls "Shuri San Chin".

    Shuri San Chin Kata Documentation:

    1. Hohan Soken (circa 1966) demonstrated Matsumura's San...
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    Hey Tim: I did a quick search for you in...

    Hey Tim:

    I did a quick search for you in Japanese using the terms: awamori, awamori bin, karate, and Higa Minoru. Sorry, no luck :cry:.
  19. Thread: Kongo?

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    Kongo ryu

    Hi David:

    I don't know about Okinawa, but on the Japanese mainland at least two schools use the name for Kongo ryu - one for bojutsu and kenjutsu.

    Mario
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    Kongo ryu

    Hi David:

    Yes, the Bugei Ryuha Daijiten (武芸流派大事典) edited by Yamada et al. lists Taira Shinken as the founder of Kongo ryu (pp. 302).

    As I mentioned earlier, in Karatedo Taikan (空手道大観) the kata...
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    Kongo no kon

    Hi David:

    The kanji for Kongo on Kon are 金剛の棍 it is a reference to Buddhism I believe.

    At any rate, the Kongo no Kon presented in Taira's chapter in the book "Karatedo Taikan" (1938) is a...
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    Kobudo

    My Kobudo teacher was Minowa Katsuhiko, a student of the Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai founder Taira Shinken. I also train with one of his senior students Yoshimura Hiroshi.
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    Tekko

    Well if its any consolation, I've hit myself with the suruchin. Come to think about it I've also been stabbed in the hand with a rochin. Needless to say my teacher, Minowa sensei, was not impressed...
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    Okuhara Bunei

    You might want to try the following blog entry:

    http://ran-1.livejournal.com/11457.html
  25. Thread: Anko Azato

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    Hello: I do not know about the great-grand...

    Hello:

    I do not know about the great-grand daughter, but have met the great grandson - Yasuzato Hiroyuki. Unfortunately, I was never provided with a photograph, and do not know if one exists. I...
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