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  1. Thread: Nkju

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    This has got to be a record for the longest...

    This has got to be a record for the longest dormant thread ever revived, but FYI the old NKJU is in a period of rebuilding. A new president has been appointed and the organization has new officers,...
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    I like the article and agree with it generally,...

    I like the article and agree with it generally, but my experience has been that there is a big differnece between the Shotokan one often sees at the local YMCA or rec center and serious Shotokan...
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    I'm not a Goju guy, but I do know Sensei...

    I'm not a Goju guy, but I do know Sensei Boardway. He is a talented teacher who has certainly put his time in traditional karate.
  4. Thread: Patterning

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    Patterning

    I was at a local fair with the family this weekend and, as old habits die hard, I was scanning the crowd and picked out three really bad concealed-carries in a very short time. What do those who...
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    Scratch that last question. I found a reasonable...

    Scratch that last question. I found a reasonable and thorough explanation here: http://seinenkai.com/articles/art-fukyu.html
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    Kevin, Would the Miyagi/Nagamini system be the...

    Kevin,

    Would the Miyagi/Nagamini system be the forerunner of Shito-ryu or was it more of an introduction to karate for students that did necessarily not develop into it's own lineage?
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    I think you're attributing motives to me that I'm...

    I think you're attributing motives to me that I'm not aware of. People are excluded consciously and unconsciously all the time. I have no agenda other than historical interest. If there is a group...
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    Well, that's the thing, Jaret. Higaonna was...

    Well, that's the thing, Jaret. Higaonna was around and well-known, but he was excluded from this group. There was also a Chinese martial arts teacher in either Naha or Tomari (I'm not in front of...
  9. Very interesting blog. I should definitely spend...

    Very interesting blog. I should definitely spend more time simply walking and breathing. In my class we do a short period of mokuso to concentrate on breath at the beginning and end of class and a...
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    Guy, I believe you are correct. The 1921 group...

    Guy, I believe you are correct. The 1921 group did include Naha-te. However, it seems like the 1914/15 group excluded Naha-te. I'm inclined to believe it was because of family/class relationships...
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    Those crazy kids (1950s version)

    Very neat, old clip that a friend of mine passed along: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UiF7JH0Q6vs

    With Bruce Tegner, America's first bad budoka!
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    Not sure how close you are to Shorinken Martial...

    Not sure how close you are to Shorinken Martial Arts, 404 Northside Drive STE D
    Valdosta, GA 31602-1800, but while not a purely Okinawan-based school they offer good quality training.
  13. Thanks! So interesting and the training is, of...

    Thanks! So interesting and the training is, of course, the un-lived fantasy of many Western martial artists.
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    Andrew, It's interesting because these guys...

    Andrew,

    It's interesting because these guys were the face of public karate - even in Naha. Geography didn't seem to matter that much. But I think you're right regarding class differences. Most...
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    Thanks, Joe. I'm going to look at some non-MA...

    Thanks, Joe.
    I'm going to look at some non-MA material to look at the differences between Shuri and Naha communities in the early 1900s. That might help answer some of my questions. I think...
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    Funakoshi's Posse

    I've been rereading "Karate-Do Kyohan" and it has, once more, brought up more questions than it has answered. From clues dropped in the text and other sources I'm trying to piece together the groups...
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    Back into the breach

    I've agreed to teach an intro class for the local Adult Ed program this fall. I instruct a non-profit club at the school where I teach during the day and I work-out with a few former students...
  18. Thread: Shotokan bojutsu

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    Found it. It's issue #20. I'll order from the...

    Found it. It's issue #20. I'll order from the site, but if anyone else knows of Shotokan related kobudo material please let me know.
  19. Thread: Shotokan bojutsu

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    Shotokan bojutsu

    I am looking for an article on Shotokan bojutsu that appeared sometime in the past 2-3 years in Clasical Fighting Arts magazine. I've looked a the site and can't seem to locate the article and I had...
  20. Thread: Karate & Iaido

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    I just read your article on Piston Horiguchi -...

    I just read your article on Piston Horiguchi - interesting stuff! So, in that line of thought Shotokan might have developed its aggressive paradigm from the influence of Japanese military/sport...
  21. Thread: Karate & Iaido

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    I agree that you won't find sword techniques in...

    I agree that you won't find sword techniques in Shotokan. But I think there is a kinship.

    Here's a look at Jigen-ryu http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnLNExI_uK4 and if you can get past the...
  22. Thread: Fist weapons

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    Fist weapons

    Looking for an American manufacturer of quality karate fist weapons like techu. Any links are appreciated.
  23. Thread: Karate & Iaido

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    I thought some branches of Wado-ryu included...

    I thought some branches of Wado-ryu included sword? I think concepts of swordsmanship are embedded in many karate systems especially Shotokan since Azato's Jigen-ryu impacted Funakoshi's style and...
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    I admit it's been a LONG time since I've visited...

    I admit it's been a LONG time since I've visited e-budo. A decade ago I was an active user, but changes along the way, to the Internet and the site, encouraged me to drift away. I chanced to come...
  25. Wish I could read German. I'd be very interested...

    Wish I could read German. I'd be very interested in your research on the stick in Shotokan.
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