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  1. Thread: hojo undo

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    In addition to Higaonna Sensei's power training...

    In addition to Higaonna Sensei's power training dvd, you may want to consider the following:

    Hojo Undo with Teruo Chinen Sensei (I think you can get this through budovideo's/Don Warrener). Also,...
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    Jeff-san: If you are looking in the KY area, I...

    Jeff-san:

    If you are looking in the KY area, I would strongly recommend that you touch base with Devorah Yushiko Davenport Sensei and Doug Dalton Sense (one of the ebudo moderators) since they...
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    Geoff san: A few important points. Because of...

    Geoff san:

    A few important points. Because of muscle memory, adaption to stylist differences will require an open mind and time to make the necessary adjustments. Of importance, it is not only...
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    nunti bo

    Please visit Murasaki Kobudo, founded by Doug Perry Sensei and now operated by Gordon Shell Sensei. Top notch quality!

    Andy Morris
    Delmar, NY USA
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    Okinawan Adventures

    Glenard Grabow Sensei is the owner of Okinawan Adventures and if I recall correctly, he lives(ed) in Jamestown New York.

    Andy Morris
    Delmar, New York USA
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    Okinawan Tattoo's

    You may want to inquire of Don Shapland Sensei who was kind enough to provide me of a first hand account from his experiences with many elders on Okinawa.

    Andy Morris
    Delmar, NY USA
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    Poll: Where is Shorin Ryu

    Can Shorin Ryu be added to the poll?

    Andy Morris
    Delmar, NY USA
  8. Thread: Hojo Undo

    by ryukyu2000
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    Hojo Undo

    Duane san:

    I also have Higaonna Sensei's hojo undo video, along with that of Teruo Chinen Sensei. Both are excellent. But one thing which is very important to bear in mind. Hojo undo training...
  9. Thread: Hojo Undo

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    Hojo Undo

    Duane-san:

    I would highly recommend that you look into Mr. John Spence's website Shorin-ryu Williamsburg. Spence Sensei carries a series of tapes which may interest you.

    Andy Morris
    Delmar,...
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    Red and White Obi

    Gary:

    I should have been clearer. To my knowledge, there is no equation between the number of panels and rank. The number of panels is likely due to the length in the manufacturing process and...
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    Red and White Obi

    Gary-san:

    Within the Okinawan systems, it is common for Kyoshi grade's to wear a red and white belt in certain systems. I don't think it is viewed as 'more senior' than their dan ranks, just a...
  12. Thread: Sai Weight

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    Sai Weight

    Tamashii-san:

    What make sai do you use today? I have both weapons connection (great for kumi) and shureido (great all round sai). I have seen murasaki kobudo and would recommend that you contact...
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    Missing the Rock

    Ricky san:

    What period were you there and if you trained who with?

    Thanks.

    Andy Morris
    Delmar, NY USA
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    Mr. Motobu

    Rob san:

    Where will Mr. Motobu's seminar be next weekend? Information appreciated.

    Hope all is well and good luck with your second annual event!

    Andy Morris
    Delmar, NY USA
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    Assorted Questions

    Mr./Ms. Sullivan:

    I would recommend either the live Okinawa hardward store kama (but beware of the live blade) or a comparable safer pair of kama from Murasaki Kobudo and Gordon Shell. Gordon san...
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    Kama Grip

    Ed san:

    I have been told that this was the way earlier masters trained in kama. I have tried the higher grip and found that the kama cutting speed is greatly enhanced grip which also causes a...
  17. Thread: BOGU Gear

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    Troy, Robert or other members: For those...

    Troy, Robert or other members:

    For those experienced with Bogu, is part of the training inclusive of hitting kyusho points on the body without the associated damage of doing it without bogu gear. ...
  18. Thread: New Member

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    Andrew-san: Glad to have you on e-budo. I...

    Andrew-san:

    Glad to have you on e-budo. I have had the good fortunate to train with Mr. Taylor while at Little Okinawa (great sai maker too!). I train in Shobayashi Shorin Ryu. If you make it...
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    Over the years I have used the following:...

    Over the years I have used the following: Tokaido, Meijin, Juka, and Shureido

    Shureido is by far my favorite -- wears well, doesn't stain on the neck material like Juka; ventilates better than...
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    Jerry Taylor is also now making custom sai for...

    Jerry Taylor is also now making custom sai for Murasaki Kobudo and Gorden Shell -- seen a few pair and they are really nice.

    Andy Morris
    Delmar, NY USA
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    Weapons Connection/Mr. Carbone

    To all:

    I have not been asked by anyone to write this nor am I a student or member of Mr. Carbone's weapons society. I thought it important to state my experience with Mr. Carbone in light of the...
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    Sold

    The two black Shureido Gi are sold.

    Andy Morris
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    Reduced pricing on the Shureido Black Gi: I am...

    Reduced pricing on the Shureido Black Gi:

    I am willing to reduce the price to $60 for each gi. If someone is interested in separate prices for the gi top and gi bottom, please let me know.
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    David-san: No, but I do know that Kathy...

    David-san:

    No, but I do know that Kathy Loukopoulos Sensei who sometimes contributes to this list trained for many years while on Okinawa with Uehara Sensei and there is an extensive article in...
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    Addition to the List

    Mr. Somers:

    If I am correct, Ko Uehara Sensei is also a living student of Miyagi Sensei.

    Regards,

    Andy Morris
    Delmar, NY USA
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