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    Hi Michael Yes I have read both of Mark...

    Hi Michael

    Yes I have read both of Mark Bishop's new books (cover to cover); Okinawan Weaponry: Hidden Methods, Ancient Myths of Kobudo and Te and Zen Odyssey: A Martial Arts Journey. The latter...
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    Eugene You asked whether 'Juko Ryu just a name...

    Eugene
    You asked whether 'Juko Ryu just a name that was appropriated from Juko Kai or is there something I'm missing?'

    No you are not missing anything, Juko Ryu is a sort of acronym for Judo (Or...
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    Eugene, This is indeed very murky waters. ...

    Eugene,

    This is indeed very murky waters.
    James Blundell started the BJJA, by 1979 when the World Ju Jitsu Federation program was officially launched following the International course held on...
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    Hello Eugene, I was just wondering whether...

    Hello Eugene,

    I was just wondering whether you have searched the archives here as there are a few threads that have tackled this subject to some degree before, whilst these may not provide you...
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    "1957: In the city of Kawasaki, Prefecture, he...

    "1957: In the city of Kawasaki, Prefecture, he taught Okinawa Kobudô."
    That would be at Kanki Izumikawa's Dojo. The Dojo was opened in 1937 teaching Seiko Higa's Senbukan Goju. Shinko Matayoshi ...
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    Mike, Greetings. Long time no hear. Do you have...

    Mike,
    Greetings. Long time no hear. Do you have the title, publisher and if possible the ISBN of Mark Bishops long anticipated new book?

    Regards
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    Aaron, You have indeed been very busy,...

    Aaron,
    You have indeed been very busy, extremely nice work. The table is really useful.
    Thank You.

    Regards
  8. I am not sure that there is another school these...

    I am not sure that there is another school these days known as Takeda Ryu outside of the Nakamura ha and Maroto ha lines, which as you have stated have various issues about them. Some claim that...
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    Xenophon456 wrote: 'He learned from Seitoku Higa...

    Xenophon456 wrote: 'He learned from Seitoku Higa Who studied under Motobu Choyo'.

    Seitoku Higa was founder of the Bugeikan school of martial arts and did not study under Choyu Motobu, he studied...
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    Guys, Please note a correction to post 17...

    Guys,

    Please note a correction to post 17 made by myself. Where I stated that
    'there is another American training in Motobu Udun Di in Tokyo who took this video...
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    Thomas, I believe that the sword training in...

    Thomas,

    I believe that the sword training in Hayashi Kenshin Ryu is actuallly of Japanese origin, perhaps from the Mugei Ryu that Shogo Kuniba practised. This video on youtube:...
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    Andreas, You asked for comments. On the...

    Andreas,

    You asked for comments. On the basis of my limited knowledge of Motobu Udun Di I can confirm that in addition to Boulahfa Mimoun Abdel-Lah that Sensei Hobb's mentions as having studied...
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    There are two divisions to Motobu Ryu, one of...

    There are two divisions to Motobu Ryu, one of which is the Kempo Karate that comes from Choki Motobu and the Udun di that allegedly comes from Choyu Motobu via Seikichi Uehara.
    The later although...
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    Simon, I would be careful of those wikipedia...

    Simon,
    I would be careful of those wikipedia articles, whilst some are quite good, some are way off the mark. The other link you posted was a Japanese Shotokan Karate site. Please try to be aware...
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    'Gichin Funakoshi actually changed the name of...

    'Gichin Funakoshi actually changed the name of the Kata Seisan to Hangetsu (han = half getsu = Moon) because of the similarity of inner circular stances to the half moon'. (Ohgami 1984).

    The same...
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    Seisan is a Shorei Kata, even when practised in a...

    Seisan is a Shorei Kata, even when practised in a Shorin or Shorin based style. Though it is likely to have been around before the Shorei/Shorin classification came into being.

    Anyway have a look...
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    Mario 'Shuri's Bugei-kan Kancho, Higa...

    Mario

    'Shuri's Bugei-kan Kancho, Higa Seitoku, (Matsu San Chin). Transmitted by Bushi Takemura (previously called Jou San Chin). Speculates that it is one part of the Jou / Ge San Chin kata set...
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    Shian Toma, Seikichi Odo and Fusei Kise were all...

    Shian Toma, Seikichi Odo and Fusei Kise were all with Shigeru Nakamura's Okinawan Kempo at one point and the same were all part of an organisation which was created by Seitoku Higa and which included...
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    Further questions about Kishomoto

    In a book called Shindoryu yumemaboroshi no jutsu, which is about Seitoku Higa and his style of martial arts, there is a mention of a Kijun Kishomoto, who Seitoku higa trained with before Kishomoto...
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    'Perhaps doing the ibuki breathing and dynamic...

    'Perhaps doing the ibuki breathing and dynamic tension aspects incorrectly may cause physical problems'. I think that is a possible valid point.

    I believe that was how this whole thing about...
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    Even if it was at Kodokan Judo that Takemura's...

    Even if it was at Kodokan Judo that Takemura's son was exposed to in Kagoshima it is still extremely likely that Ju Justu was also still being practised there, even if only among more senior...
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    Emile, Thanks for that information, it is good...

    Emile,
    Thanks for that information, it is good to have ones speculations confirmed by a source.

    I had also misread the post quoting the article, it was only when I had reached a dead end with...
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    Let us assume that it was Bushi Takemura,...

    Let us assume that it was Bushi Takemura, disciple of Sakugawa who taught Soko Kishomoto.

    So if Takemura was born in 1800 or 1814 then Kishomoto (1862-1945) was born when Takemura was already 62...
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    This new information on Takemura is indeed...

    This new information on Takemura is indeed precious, very few seem to be aware of Takemura's study of Judo, I most certainly was not until it was raised on this thread.
    So does anybody have any...
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    One of the sites posted states that: 'The art is...

    One of the sites posted states that:
    'The art is characterized by the practice of traditional kata (forms), bojutsu (long staff), nagewaza (throwing techniques) and also zuisen ken* and bunkai...
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