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    Hanshi Arneil 10th Dan

    Hanshi Arneil is now promoted to judan, and one of the few times in my life time that somebody whom I strongly feel is deserving is promoted to such a rank. Hanshi Arneil was the first individual to...
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    Your English is far better then the very little...

    Your English is far better then the very little Portuguese I unfortunately speak! A good Brazilian friend of mine is coming over next weekend to stay with me (UFC event in Seattle next weekend we...
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    Daido Juku also involves ground techniques, head...

    Daido Juku also involves ground techniques, head butts, elbows, submissions, throws..which gloved karate does not. Daido Juku (Kudo competition) is more similar to MMA whereas gloved karate is more...
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    It's not similar to daido juku, it's like K-1...

    It's not similar to daido juku, it's like K-1 rules kickboxing in a karate gi and the main difference is the matches are done in a tournament format not in a ring.

    Makes the transition from shin...
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    I know that Haru Shimanishi has had connections...

    I know that Haru Shimanishi has had connections with gloved karate and has trained fighters to fight in K-2, etc. but I have no idea how often he has done this or even if he still does. One of my...
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    If the criteria is changed to allow people that...

    If the criteria is changed to allow people that aren't even teaching in England anymore then you should allow those that came from other countries that have been teaching since 1965.

    People Like...
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    The stories I have heard of Fitkin are legendary...

    The stories I have heard of Fitkin are legendary and I have never set foot in the UK.
  8. RIP Bisping...Hendo will win.

    RIP Bisping...Hendo will win.
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    Check around www.kyokushin4life.com and have your...

    Check around www.kyokushin4life.com and have your friend ask there or you can. Everyone there is very helpful and if there is anybody that knows on that forum they will help you. I'm a member on...
  10. Thread: McDojo's

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    I know this thread turned more into a what a...

    I know this thread turned more into a what a mcdojo isn't but the bottom line for me across the board determining what a mcdojo is..is when a black belt just really sux. I know I'm over-simplifying...
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    Didn't really find out any on that but I...

    Didn't really find out any on that but I participate on another forum with a few Kudo/Daido Juku yudansha..3 of them run schools, 2 in England and one in France and from the way it was explained to...
  12. I had a very strong Yondan of an instructor that...

    I had a very strong Yondan of an instructor that I trained with for years. He never once sparred with me but I saw his kihon and kata..he had a lot of power, no doubt about it.
    Years later having...
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    You can get away with striking as hard as you...

    You can get away with striking as hard as you want to the body in WKF rules kumite. You can practically get away with it with jodan geri as well...trust me on this, full strikes to the body aren't...
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    I don't know..not so sure that Daido Juku could...

    I don't know..not so sure that Daido Juku could make it but Muay Thai has been applying to the Olympics for the last 6+ years or so and has it organized pretty good with the IAMTF which is associated...
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    Have you ever competed under WKF rules or WTF...

    Have you ever competed under WKF rules or WTF rules? I have in both at national level...any WTF person that could assimilate to WKF rules at the olympic level with no Karate training deserves an...
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    Kyokushin and the offshoots(seidokaikan, etc.)...

    Kyokushin and the offshoots(seidokaikan, etc.) with competitors that have entered K-1 have put some serious time into kickboxing/muay thai/boxing. Andy Hug really started to learn K-1 when he left...
  17. RIP Mark, you will be missed.

    RIP Mark, you will be missed.
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    It's also on the list...Pangai noon ryu, check it...

    It's also on the list...Pangai noon ryu, check it out.
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    From what I understand it's been even known as...

    From what I understand it's been even known as Hamidashi(sp?)karate and kakato karate(again sp?). As of 2006 from Kudoka the Daido Juku prefer it only being called Kudo, not Karate. I know they're...
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    I was going to say no, Prince, but I reread the...

    I was going to say no, Prince, but I reread the history of it and it says:
    ""Kudo" was born and developed from Kakutou Kara-te(-do) founded by Azuma Takashi in 1980."

    I will ask and see if...
  21. I found the Shito ryu video weird because I was a...

    I found the Shito ryu video weird because I was a shito ryu stylist and was taught Unsu quite a bit differently...more similar to the Shotokan video.
    I found the Wado video interesting and quite a...
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    Daido Juku isn't really Karate anymore but is an...

    Daido Juku isn't really Karate anymore but is an offshoot from Kyokushin. It's known as Kudo and can be looked at by some as a MMA style. Unlike most MMA fighters that have a strong background in...
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    Last month I was temporarily in a wheel chair due...

    Last month I was temporarily in a wheel chair due to having a metal plate inserted to close up my pelvic bone(jump accident)..I hope people aren't going to say I was crippled, too! :O
  24. Thread: New trainee

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    Yes Nancy, you are correct.

    Yes Nancy, you are correct.
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    For some in the military, yes, for others, no. I...

    For some in the military, yes, for others, no. I know in the Army, in the usasoc community, some/most units contract whomever they feel like at the time, which can change every year. My unit has...
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