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  1. Thread: JKF in Japan

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    Hot off the presses!!

    Just got this notice this morning, Saturday, my time.


    The 46th Zenkoku Taikai ( all Japan tournament) and seminar and gradings for 6,7,8, Dan have been cancelled.
  2. Hot off the presses The 46th Zenkoku Taikai (...

    Hot off the presses

    The 46th Zenkoku Taikai ( all Japan tournament) and seminar and gradings for 6,7,8, Dan have been cancelled.
  3. Thread: JKF in Japan

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    Just a lilt more information: now the Oita-Ken (...

    Just a lilt more information: now the Oita-Ken ( Oita prefecture) Goju Sai (Tournament) as well as the All Kyushu/Okinawa Taikai ( tournament) has been cancelled as well. No word yet on the GoJu Kai...
  4. Thread: JKF in Japan

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    Hopefully this will not be something to come...

    Hopefully this will not be something to come around each year as a regular flu or cold! This one is ravaging countries.....lets hope that it doesn't return yearly
  5. Thread: JKF in Japan

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    Mr. Smith so much for this years...

    Mr. Smith

    so much for this years Olympics....also they have cancelled tournaments in Oita Prefecture , where I live, for may and June......The Zenkokutaikai (all Japan tournament) may be next....
  6. Thread: JKF in Japan

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    Hello Mr. Smith Yes, it would be very...

    Hello Mr. Smith

    Yes, it would be very interesting indeed! I know a few people New Zealand and Australia that will miss out on a chance to have a seminar for the Goju Kai because of the...
  7. Thread: JKF in Japan

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    JKF in Japan

    For those who may have not heard yet:

    The JKF has cancelled many of its seminars and tournaments not only in Japan but world wide. Some practices, like the Dojo that I train at in Japan, cancelled...
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    To those who viewed this. I found a chart on the...

    To those who viewed this. I found a chart on the official J.K.F. page but unfortunately it is all in Japanese and only for the Ryuha groups under the J.K.F. I am not sure how to add the attachment or...
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    If I have a choice then maybe the Traditional...

    If I have a choice then maybe the Traditional Karate would be best.....sorry for posting in the wrong place.....but it did say help and I need plenty of that these days....hahahaha

    thanks again
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    Goju Ryu Lineage charts

    Any and all information would be appreciated.....

    I am looking for any good links or advice for for finding some Goju Ryu to Goju Kai lineage charts that are up-to-date for all the branches of...
  11. 2020 Go Jyu Kai Zenkokutaikai ( all Japan tournament!

    Hi Everyone!

    The Go Jyu Kai was not sure it could hold it's annual event(zenkokutaikai) All Japan tournament as it was very difficult to find a venue since the Olympics are being held in Japan....
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    Hello Mr. Wittwer I am sure, back in the day,...

    Hello Mr. Wittwer

    I am sure, back in the day, Budo was never thought of a sport nor ever becoming one. I think along the same way but in Japan it is regarded as a sport to many, as well as many...
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    2024 Olympic Karate's exclusion in France.

    Hi everyone

    This may or may not be the place to post this but I am sure that there is going to be some on both sides of the fence on this one. As you all probably have heard by now, Karate has...
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    All Japan Tournament 2019 Go Jyu Kai

    Hi everyone

    Just some information if you don't know by now. The Go Jyu Kai is having their all Japan tournament July 28th and 29th this year in Sasebo Japan. That is on a Saturday and Sunday....
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    I know now that the third Kata that I must do for...

    I know now that the third Kata that I must do for my Nana Dan, for the Go Jyu Kai test is Kururunfua. Not an easy one at all!
  16. Zenkoku taikai, July 30th-August 2nd, 2015 Beppu, Japan

    Hi everyone!
    Not sure who will read this and more importantly who will go. This year, the Go Jyu Kai zenkoku taikai and kata seminar is being held in Beppu Japan. It is being held from July...
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    Mr. Haryo I am so sorry for the late reply....

    Mr. Haryo

    I am so sorry for the late reply. What I found out recently is that Rokku Dan and above you must be tested in Japan. Up until Go Dan You may be tested in your own Country.
  18. Just a small up-date. For the test there were 7...

    Just a small up-date. For the test there were 7 judges all starting at 8 Dan and up. From my understanding, starting at 6dan you must take your test at the place where the all japan tournament (...
  19. Go Jyu Kai testing in Japan and a little news

    Hi everyone!

    I'm not sure who may have made it to the Go Jyu Kai testing last month. Some of you may have just come in for the seminar held each year. Well I hope all enjoyed themselves. This year...
  20. Thread: Testing

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    Mr. Sullivan Good insight and opinion. I can...

    Mr. Sullivan

    Good insight and opinion. I can sort of remember back to my Tae Kwon Do days and remember a lot of different belts and colors ......it seems. But compared to other schools I am not...
  21. Thread: Testing

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    Testing

    Not sure this is in the right forum but here goes.

    As a teacher or a student, how many times a year are you or were you allowed to test for your Kyu grades? What I have experienced here in Japan...
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    Mr. Stitz Thank you ..... That was a nice...

    Mr. Stitz

    Thank you ..... That was a nice read.:toast:
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    Time .......yeah it counts theoretically. I mean...

    Time .......yeah it counts theoretically. I mean you can go to a dojo for 1 hour a month and be there for years and still not be any good of course. But time is a good indicator as to how long...
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    Mr. Torres Yeah, being an instructor in your...

    Mr. Torres


    Yeah, being an instructor in your own dojo does have it's advantages. I have been in Japan now for around 20 years studyng the same style. The first Dojo that I started training in...
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    Wow ..... good topic! Does a Black belt mean...

    Wow ..... good topic!

    Does a Black belt mean anything?

    When I first started martial arts ......many years ago .... I started with Tae Kwon Do. I was always taught that the rank of black belt...
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