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    Gassho, I don't have a factual answer but...

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    I don't have a factual answer but as a 'by birth' Catholic who only enters a church for (a) Weddings, (b) funerals or (c) to admire the art and architecture, I'd say they are about the...
  2. Gassho Hi Jan, I love the lateral thinking but...

    Gassho
    Hi Jan,
    I love the lateral thinking but you got the wrong season, for the UK at least, for Choko(late) it needs to be Easter ;)

    Happy Christmas to all

    Paul
    Kesshu
  3. Thread: Heroes

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    And that is sufficient enough for anyone :) I...

    And that is sufficient enough for anyone :)

    I don't have a problem with others having strong religious convictions (with the obvious extremist exceptions) and even envy them their 'passion', I...
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    Gassho, Hi Dave, That was fascinating,...

    Gassho,

    Hi Dave,
    That was fascinating, partly for carrying back about 30 years to a school assembly where Father Dominic Crilly, headmaster, Norman wisdom lookalike, and apparently handy boxer...
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    Joe, See, I direct link between Jigoro Kano and...

    Joe,
    See, I direct link between Jigoro Kano and Benny Hill, that in itself made this thread worthwhile :).

    Dave,
    I wasn't moralising, as such, as to martial arts producing 'better' people as...
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    Hi, Excellent, keep 'em coming. Actually Jo...

    Hi,

    Excellent, keep 'em coming.
    Actually Jo with your excellent resources (i love EJMAS) you should have a few more in the middle and bottom of your head :).

    Regards
    Paul
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    Influential Martial Artists

    Hello,

    Martial arts in general, and Japanese Budo in particular are supposed to influence the individual in ways that go beyond their own narrow field. so with that in mind I was wondering who out...
  8. Gassho, Hi Dave, That was a very interesting...

    Gassho,

    Hi Dave,
    That was a very interesting article. From everything I have read in boks and on the web shime waza in Judo have an excellent safety record with few if any direct injuries or...
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    Gassho, Hi Oliver, You can pick up a book,...

    Gassho,

    Hi Oliver,

    You can pick up a book, 'Boxing Fitness' by Ian Oliver in pretty much any branch of Waterstones or bigger WH Smiths (can I charge for advertising?:))
    ISBN 0-9545-7598-9,...
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    Gassho, Congratulations from me as well Steve...

    Gassho,

    Congratulations from me as well Steve :) now they'll never let us compete as an embu pair again :p

    Paul

    Kesshu
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    Gassho, Hi Panu, I don't think it's a...

    Gassho,


    Hi Panu,

    I don't think it's a case of 'supa-dupa approved Shorinji Kempo shakujo' just that these ones are made available through Shorinji Kempo stockists (incidently I recall seeing...
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    Gassho, I don't know about any 'official'...

    Gassho,


    I don't know about any 'official' Shakujo that exists within Shorinji Kempo, but I have footage of the 40th Anniversary Taikai and a seminar by Ueda Sensei and the shakujo in use there...
  13. Thread: Third Wave

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    Gassho, I would be very uncomfortable with...

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    I would be very uncomfortable with the idea that grading was dependant on 'pyramid selling' the branch. As for jobs in the Dojo, Samu, assisting lower grades, club captain etc are jobs...
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    Gassho All of the above are intrinsic to...

    Gassho


    All of the above are intrinsic to martial arts training, not specific to Shorinji Kempo.
    Kesshu
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    Gassho, The major divergences? The...

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    The major divergences? The negativity towards those not 'in' the group, the encouragement to denounce those percieved as 'heretics', the locked door policy preventng outsiders from...
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    I could never get that bit right (I'd lose the...

    I could never get that bit right (I'd lose the lock) so found it easier to roll out in ushiro ukemi. (then not now....probably just end up doing the 'fly')
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    Gassho, A lot of SK katame waza do more than...

    Gassho,

    A lot of SK katame waza do more than just lock the joint. Providing you strike the torso (usually yoko sanmai) to empty the lungs as you apply them, you can deliberately induce the...
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    Gassho (hope you're saluting;)) Hi Dirk, Very...

    Gassho (hope you're saluting;))
    Hi Dirk,
    Very interesting and worth reading. Whether it's specific or relevant to Branch Masters will depend on the Branch Master, and their kenshi.
    Over the years...
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    Tony, Thank you for replying. I thought he...

    Tony,

    Thank you for replying. I thought he would probably have used/taught it, especially as it seems to have made an impression on all the early Judo/Jujutsu enthusiasts.
    Any news on your DVD...
  20. Gassho, Thought I'd add a couple more...

    Gassho,

    Thought I'd add a couple more interesting links

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlbmzVhqjMk.

    This first is a Qinna technique that bears a resemblance to Tsubame gaeshi (my favourite...
  21. Gassho, This clip of Osae Kannuki Nage is...

    Gassho,



    This clip of Osae Kannuki Nage is the closest there is a clip for.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CRdWqCrVlI

    There is a shikake version which I can do but don't know the name of,...
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    Gassho In my experience this is not true for...

    Gassho


    In my experience this is not true for the vast majority of martial arts clubs, at least in my part of 'the West' . Whilst there are many 'professional' martial arts venues around, I...
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    Gassho Colin, I'm not sure where you're...

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    Colin,
    I'm not sure where you're going with this comment:(. I don't recall sayng that I wasn't interested (or uninformed) regarding 'politics', simply that if I want to remain involved...
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    Gassho The postage and import duty do push...

    Gassho


    The postage and import duty do push the price of a dogi up significantly.
    I recently purchased a 'Gold' standard dogi which came to about 120 including postage (I don't remember the...
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    The 'Choices' of Kenshi

    Gassho,

    I have read all the current posts in the the UK Shorinji Kempo thread.

    I have read the letters from WSKO, and the two sides responses to those letters.

    All the emphasis in this seems...
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