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    Moving to Austin, TX

    Hi all,

    I will be moving to Austin, Tx is the near future and am looking for a dojo that would be willing to rent me some floor space to train in. I'm leaving behind my dojo :-( and am just...
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    To Eizo Shimabukuro Students

    Greetings,

    I am looking to contact current and former students of O'Sensei Eizo Shimabukuro to include them in an important announcement. If you are, were, or know of any students of O'Sensei's...
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    Kata Bunkai

    Hi there,

    This is my extremely late reply to Trevor and I know the thread has gone in may directions since then so, to spare the rest from reading this, I thought I should preface the reply by...
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    kata bunkai

    Response for Trevor Gilbert

    Hello Sheree

    Good to see you back. Hope you enjoyed yourself and learned much from your Sensei.

    <Thank you. It was a fantastic trip, the best one yet. Of course,...
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    kata bunkai

    Hi Trevor,

    Thanks for the great synopsis. I'm going to reply just need a moment sit down at my home computer. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate the reply and am not ignoring it.
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    Kata Bunkai

    Hi Trevor,

    Yes, I'm back, although I wish I wasn't. Since I'm at work, just checking the post while devouring lunch, now's not the best time to reply. I see there's been many posts. Perhaps...
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    Just sharing

    Hi there,

    I just wanted to send you a link to someone's recent Budo no Kokoro experience. I had sent it to the CyberDojo for another reason but will just copy that email. The main point is to read...
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    Kata bunkai

    Ok, last post on the topic, I promise.




    I would like to echo Trevor Gilbert's comments above. It's the continuous learning that is provided by the practice of kata's form and bunkai that I...
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    Kata bunkai

    Oh, and BTW, my turn is coming soon. Five weeks from today I'll be back in Okinawa at my Sensei's. Again, and to the point, it won't be anything new that we'll be doing. Just working on, and towards,...
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    Yes, I agree. However, I think one of the reasons...

    Yes, I agree. However, I think one of the reasons that no one else has jumped in is because it is so hard to verbalize that which we are trying to discuss. It's the essence of karate really.

    I...
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    Kata bunkai

    Hi again,

    I would agree that there are at least 3 of us singing from the same sheet, but I suspect that we are the minority rather than the majority. I looked back on these posts (by now the topic...
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    Kata bunkai

    Hi John,

    Make that at least 3 of us. Thank you for the post.

    Sheree
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    kata bunkai

    Hi all,

    I would like to say that I also, have enjoyed this thread. And, once again, Trevor Gilbert has said it much better than myself displaying that his limits of the language are not as great...
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    Kata Bunkai

    I hate to have reopened the discussion and then not be able to comment but, sadly, they're making me work. I'd like to not fall into the category of being a "tosser", so, just to make a short comment...
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    kata bunkai

    Hi there,

    I see this topic has been dormant for the past month but I thought I'd put my 2 cents worth in.

    First the answer to the original questions posed:

    -Does your style/school...
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    dojos in Manhattan

    Hi there,

    I can recommend Bob Weinburg, 8th dan, Kyoshi under O'Sensei Eizo Shimabukuro. His dojo is in Washington Heights and is called New York Rendokan. His web address is nyrendokan.com I...
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    Mats

    I agree... I'm using the zebra mats and they work great and the folks were really nice to deal with.
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    Oyo

    Hi there,

    I can give you what understanding I have from my teacher in Okinawa and how we use these terms.

    Bunkai is the basic application of the techniques in the kata. They are set and are...
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    Translation help, please

    Hi there,

    I'm new to the member list and would like to know if someone could help me with a translation of romaji to english. Please email me privately so I don't take up time and space here for...
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