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    Hi Cady, Could you give me an example or two of...

    Hi Cady, Could you give me an example or two of Taiji Classics in Ueshiba Osensei's doka?I am not real familiar with them. Thanks, Len
  2. Thread: Sanchin

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    Take a look at Sebukai Kyokusin YouTube channel....

    Take a look at Sebukai Kyokusin YouTube channel. They have some very interesting videos related to sanchin. Seems like an aiki interpretation. We do know Oyama Sensei did study with Kotaro Yoshida...
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    Some time ago Peter Capell mentioned in the...

    Some time ago Peter Capell mentioned in the Shorinji Kempo section he was working with a group on an extensive translation and commentary on the classics. I have purchased the book. Principle author...
  4. Thread: Sanchin

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    Correction Uehara's kata is moto-te. Also I have...

    Correction Uehara's kata is moto-te. Also I have seen a film of Fusei Kise Sensei having a student do double puch then double uchi uke while he is doing what looks like shime (slapping and hitting...
  5. Thread: Sanchin

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    Couple thoughts first the founders of isshin ryu,...

    Couple thoughts first the founders of isshin ryu, shito ryu and shobayashi ryu all studied under Miyagi Sensei so they are Goju sanchin. Oyama Sensei of kyokushinkai studied under one of Miyagi...
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    Budo and literature

    Over the years I have heard different Chinese martial artist suggest if you want depth you should read Heroes of the Marsh, Journey to the West etc. Also study the Tang poets. It will not help with...
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    Kyokushinkai is wonderful. It's kumite builds...

    Kyokushinkai is wonderful. It's kumite builds courage even if you never compete outside your own dojo. There is a lot more to it than just sport fighting. Also the no face punch rule probably limits...
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    First you are right enemy is not the right word,...

    First you are right enemy is not the right word, I was trying to type from my phone and had a hard time typing "real opponent". No I have no intention of dojo storming. It is more like he might have...
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    training for an enemy

    There was a bully in high school who trained in martial arts and in fact 40 years later he runs a school. At times I train specifically thinking about if I would need to fight him. It does pull...
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    I was on Okinawa 86-87. Kise Sensei student....

    I was on Okinawa 86-87. Kise Sensei student. Passai had a circular step in it. We also kind of circled the first step in naihanchi. Good info about Seiki Arakaki and the circle steps.
    The Tae Kwon...
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    Mouse's Head Horse's Neck

    I have been in the habit of looking for and studying different animal based martial arts ideas each year of the Chinese Zodiac. I actually was going to give it up this year. Although it does help...
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    Dojo Kun and Tatsuo Shimabuku Sensei

    I have been reading Michael Rosenbaum's Isshin Ryu Okinawa's Complete Karate System and in general enjoying it. A few errors here and there that a good editor could catch but when I got to page 70...
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    Origin of the Wansu Jump

    Hello,
    When I first learned Wansu we pivoted not the 360 degree jump. Does any one know if Funakoshi Sensei introduced the jump or if there are older Okinawan versions with the jump.
    Thank you
    Len...
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    This is a great question. If you find out please...

    This is a great question. If you find out please post here. Most books use phonetic Japanese (katakana) for naihanchi. Nagamine Sensei uses kanji. I used to ask people on Okinawa what it meant. Got...
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    kagami-migaki

    Hello,
    I was thinking about this the other day and something jumped out at me.
    My understanding is that kagami-migaki comes from Tenshinshinryo ryu and was incorporated into Judo's Tandoku Renshu...
  16. Samurai code origins and possible original language

    Hello Everyone,
    I have seen this in a couple books usually listed 14 century anonymous :
    I have no parents : I make heaven and earth my parents.
    I have no home: I make the tan t'ien my home.
    I...
  17. Thread: DC Area

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    DC Area

    Hi,
    I am going to be in the greater Washington DC Area in November. Could someone recommend any schools within a couple of blocks of metro stations. I would be happy to just observe or step on mat....
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    Chang Hon Tae Kwon Do and Shotokan

    Hello,
    These are just some rambling thoughts feel free to disagree.
    first the influence of Shotokan on Chang Hon Tae Kwon Do is undeniable. Compare Won-hyo with what is in Japan called Heinan...
  19. Thread: Eku in water

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    Eku in water

    Well this weekend I went canoeing and thought next time
    I would try using my Eku to paddle. It is one I bought on line from a martial arts store and I don't know what actually putting in water will...
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    Hi Randori, Couple thoughts. It is preferred if...

    Hi Randori,
    Couple thoughts. It is preferred if you use your complete real name. This makes it hard for people to exaggerate their training.
    We usually only talk about Japanese arts but things...
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    Harada Sensei and Hakkei

    Well going back to Sidney's The Warrior Path there is a chapter about Mitsusuke Harada Sensei. In it he talks about Hakkei and says it is a fairly uncommon concept in Japanese Martial Arts but common...
  22. Well I got to see them. Nice display. They have...

    Well I got to see them. Nice display. They have about half a dozen duplicates that were colored differently. Two wood blocks from another print series. A bound book by Hiroshinge and a video demo of...
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    Hi Richard, Is there anything you can put up...

    Hi Richard,
    Is there anything you can put up without breaking any trust?
    I think back in the 80's there was a Black Belt Magazine article about Hakko Ryu that talked about Koho Igaku Shiatsu but...
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    Well this is embarrassing. I just reread the text...

    Well this is embarrassing. I just reread the text and the word Nishiyama uses is shinan. Error entirely on my part.
    Len McCoy
  25. Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido in Pittsburgh

    In case anyone lives near Pittsburgh the Carnegie Museum of Art is displaying a complete set of Hiroshige's Fifty-three Stations on the Tokaido through June. I haven't gotten there yet but hope to...
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