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  1. Thread: Juko-Kai????

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    Yeah, I know a lot of people seem to dis-believe...

    Yeah, I know a lot of people seem to dis-believe stuff.

    But...

    On the same video there was a Shaolin Monk that put a spear in his throat and bent the spear.... The monk also was standing on a...
  2. Thread: Juko-Kai????

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    Juko-Kai????

    Hello E-Budo Community,

    A friend of mine made a copy of a Learning Channel program called Top 10 Marshall Arts.

    One of the arts featured was Juko-Kai. It seemed interesting, as it demonstrated...
  3. Thread: Kiyoshi Arakaki?

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    Re: Belts

    Hi Goju Man -

    I have an interesting story for you.

    I am one of Sensei Higa's students on Okinawa Kenpo Style. I started with him about a year ago. I am one of his white belts. He...
  4. Thread: Okinawa Kenpo

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    Re: Thanks

    I have yet to be injured too badly, in class. Ironically, I got my knee injury while playing with my 4 year old daughter on the floor. :rolleyes:

    When we fight, we where padded feet, hands, a...
  5. Thread: Okinawa Kenpo

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    Re: Whoa!

    Hi Akshel,

    The thing that attracted me to Sensei Higa's school is that it is real fighting. Not tournament. Sensei believes the Tournaments are ruining karate. It is very combat and...
  6. Thread: Okinawa Kenpo

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    Re: Cool

    The time it takes to get a Shodan rank varies with Sensei Higa. His motto is "Invest in your life, not a black belt". Sensei will not promote anyone who does not demonstrate their abilities and...
  7. Thread: Okinawa Kenpo

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    Yes, Kusanku, Sensei Higa is my beloved sensei. ...

    Yes, Kusanku, Sensei Higa is my beloved sensei. And by far, I have learned more about real karate as one of his white belts, then all the years in Tae Kwon Do and Shotokan combined.

    Sensei Higa...
  8. Thread: Okinawa Kenpo

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    Okinawa Kenpo

    Hello E-Budo Community,

    I am an Okinawa Kenpo stylist. I am just trying to do as much research into this style as I can. Anyone know of any online resources or published material on this...
  9. Thread: Kiyoshi Arakaki?

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    Hello Guys, Well, I showed the book to my...

    Hello Guys,

    Well, I showed the book to my Sensei... He disagrees with much of what is in the book. Expecially much of the foward posture that the book depicts.

    He infact told me that I...
  10. Thread: Kiyoshi Arakaki?

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    kusanku, Tell us, what is your opinion? I...

    kusanku,

    Tell us, what is your opinion? I have read your posts before and highly respect your opinion.

    My main issue is the feeling off ballance stuff. Looking at the book, it does make...
  11. Thread: Reiki

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    Kyusho and the Meridian points are one in the...

    Kyusho and the Meridian points are one in the same, Tony. People call things different names because of different cultures and perspective.

    In my art, this is called Kyusho. Some Chinese arts...
  12. Thread: Reiki

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    Sure, Gene.... Dancing is a fine aerobic...

    Sure, Gene....

    Dancing is a fine aerobic exersice and is good for cross training in the martial arts....

    It can also get you dates, provided your dance moves don't look too much like Kata ;)
  13. Thread: Kiyoshi Arakaki?

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    Thanks Ginko, Sir, I have three of Toshihiro...

    Thanks Ginko, Sir,

    I have three of Toshihiro Oshiro's videos, and they are quite treasured in my collection.

    I happened to have Jury Duty Today, and was able to read about 100 pages of his book...
  14. Thread: Kiyoshi Arakaki?

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    ICG

    Hello All,

    In his book, he makes several interesting observations on directing a person center of gravity to the outside of the body to harness the power of the gravity into a tecnique.

    I...
  15. Thread: Reiki

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    Re: I submit

    Bless you, Sir Joe Yang! We need to be in touch with positive feelings and energy. Which is why I suggested that we reiki Tony in an earlier post.


    -joe
  16. Thread: Reiki

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    Good One, Jim!:)

    Good One, Jim!:)
  17. Thread: Reiki

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    Shorinji Kempo

    Hi Tony,

    On a side note, Is Shorinji Kempo the same style as Shorinji-Ryu, the Okinawan Karate-Jitsu art?
  18. Thread: Reiki

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    Hi Gene, I am a Reiki practitioner. I just...

    Hi Gene,

    I am a Reiki practitioner. I just want you to know that I would never suggest that Reiki should be used as an alternative to important medical treatment.....

    However, people could...
  19. Thread: Okinawa Karate +

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    Yes, DustyMars, I also have the book, and find...

    Yes, DustyMars,

    I also have the book, and find it an interesting and informative piece of my collection.

    My Sensei is one of the people mentioned in it under Sensei Nakamura and Okinawa Kenpo. ...
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    Sticky: Thank You So Much, Mr. Lowry. I look foward to...

    Thank You So Much, Mr. Lowry. I look foward to giving this a shot.
  21. Thread: Reiki

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    Let's send Reiki to Tony!

    Hey now... I have a great Idea!

    Lets send Tony Reiki. O-Oh.... Perhaps if he "Glows in the Dark" from all of the healing energy we send his way, (Which could be measured in LUX) would he have...
  22. Thread: Reiki

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    Only if we give the money to Tony's charity of...

    Only if we give the money to Tony's charity of choice!
  23. Thread: Reiki

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    Dude.... With all respect... People believe...

    Dude....

    With all respect... People believe in lots of things that can't be measured....

    What is the difference between a living person and a dead person.... The answer is energy... And, can...
  24. Thread: Reiki

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    I don't know.... For what it is worth... I have...

    I don't know.... For what it is worth... I have used Reiki several times... Many don't believe in it. Many times I have used it for injuries, tooth-aches, colds, etc.... All with success.

    But,...
  25. Thread: Knee Injury

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    One note about this, Sidarta, that I forgot to...

    One note about this, Sidarta, that I forgot to say....

    I to was very depressed about missing time at the dojo... Sensei told me to just train mostly hands until my knee heels.

    There are tuns...
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