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  1. Thread: Shureido?

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    I purchased one nunti bo and two kuramon bo from...

    I purchased one nunti bo and two kuramon bo from them. It took a few back and forth emails before we got things ironed out. The shipping from Greece was 115 euros, but that is Fed Ex Express. My...
  2. Thread: Shureido?

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    Shureido?

    Hello. Been awhile since I have been on the site. Does anyone know what is going with the Shureido distributor in CA. Their website seems to be working on and off again. When you call all you get...
  3. Thread: Chinte

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    Chinte

    Good evening,

    I am looking for more information on the Okinawan chinte. In his book Unante, the Secrets of Karate, John Sells describes the chinte as wooden stakes strapped to the forearms and...
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    Ufuchiku no Jo Ichi and Ni

    I have seen a video of Ufuchiku Jo ichi but I have never seen the second form. If anyone out there practices these forms, I would appreciate some information concerning the differences between the...
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    To my knowledge no one makes weapons racks for...

    To my knowledge no one makes weapons racks for other than pole arm type weapons, either free standing or wall mounted (as in sword racks). It is customary for most practitioners to construct their...
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    Who is Kaminaga Shigemi Sensei?

    Who is Kaminaga Shigemi Sensei?
  7. Thread: Martial Source?

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    Martial Source?

    Does anyone have any information on why the Martial Source closed up shop? For those who didn't know, it was run by John Bartholomay, a student of John Sells, and they produced and distributed videos...
  8. Thread: Virus report

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    Virus report

    For the last few days, whenever I visit this site, I get a report from Avast that a trojan horse was blocked. The web address for this trojan horse appears to be www dot gunguage dot gunguage dot...
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    Website error

    Sorry, the website is www.imaginarts.tv.
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    Okinawan Birthplace of Karate DVD

    This is a documentary produced by Imagine Arts Productions in France, run by Lionel Froidure, a 4th dan in shotokan. It was filmed during the 2009 World Okinawan Tournament season. Basically, it is...
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    Kobudo weapons storage options

    I was thinking of building a rack, either freestanding or wall-mounted, to store my somewhat large weapons collection, and while I have some general ideas, I would appreciate some suggestions on how...
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    Sansetsukon for sale

    Item no longer available for sale.
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    Sansetsukon for sale

    I have an Okinawan sansetsukon that I've had for years but never trained with to any great extent. It is for all practical purposes brand new. I simply do not have the time to train with it and,...
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    Matayoshi Timbei

    I was wondering if any one had any specific information regarding the Matayoshi style timbei in terms of design, manufacture, materials, sizing, etc. Most sources state that it is a round metal...
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    Koryu Uchinadi videos

    Has anyone other than his students seen any of Patrick McCarthy's Koryu Uchinadi videos? I would be interested in hearing some unbiased opinions on them. Thanks.
  16. Thread: Fumio Tanaka?

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    Fumon Tanaka

    Thanks for the clarification. I am watching the show right now on DVD, and when I went back on the computer with his correct name, I found some information. I will research any thread that contains...
  17. Thread: Fumio Tanaka?

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    Fumio Tanaka?

    I recently borrowed the NOVA special Secrets of the Samurai Sword from the library. Very good show, but there was a "Grand Master" Fumio Tanaka and his daughter Midori featured on the show. I did a...
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    Mark Bishop's new book

    I was just wondering whether anyone has read Mark Bishop's new book (relatively speaking). The title is Okinawan Weaponry, Hidden Methods, Ancient Myths of Kobudo & Te. I have seen it in various...
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    Kyokushin in NE FL?

    Good afternoon,

    I have a former training partner who is interested in learning and /or training in Kyokushin karate in NE Florida. I know there is a school in Orlando but that is too far...
  20. Thread: Oki Adventures

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    Okinawan Adventures Sai

    I mentioned previously of the weapons that Mr. Grabow is still making. I saved up some money and sent him $137.00 for a single sai to match the pair that I already bought from him. Unfortunately,...
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    Thoughts on posts

    I have read all the posts in this column since I started it and would like to make some comments:





    First off, Okinawan karate is not a Japanese martial art, it is an Okinawan martial art,...
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    Titles in Okinawan martial arts?

    Originally Posted by samertz
    ...I do have a set of checks and balances in place with Shihan Williams, Hanshi Alexander and Hanshi Sells.

    Other than a few years of Hayashi-ha Shito Ryu and...
  23. Kobudo experience?

    I don't practice any one style of kobudo. I originally practiced with the bo, sai, tonfa, nunchaku, and kama for about three years in the early eighties. I did most of this at home, because my...
  24. Timbei suppliers update

    I'd like to add an update on my list of timbei suppliers. I have been corresponding with Mr. Shapland regarding his timbei, but I also contacted Crane Mountain with an eye to a possibility of having...
  25. Thread: Oki Adventures

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    Oki Adventures sai

    I would be happy to do that, but unfortunately I don't have internet access at home and that is where all of my pictures are. The sai are natural iron with a natural black coating. The pommel comes...
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