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    Yeah.... I don't know what it is about TKD people...

    Yeah.... I don't know what it is about TKD people that they have such a hunger to make things up when its really not necessary.

    For myself, I see significant influence of both Toyama-Ryu and...
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    That would be great. I am long overdue to spend...

    That would be great. I am long overdue to spend some time at the Library of Congress. Didn't make it there a couple of years ago and I am probably about due to take another crack at it.

    Best...
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    Thanks, Dave. Of course, in the end you are...

    Thanks, Dave. Of course, in the end you are right. The Koreans, themselves, are terrible about owning the origins and circumstances regarding much of what they have "borrowed" to develop their own...
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    Oppsss....my bad.......a bit of clarification. ...

    Oppsss....my bad.......a bit of clarification.

    I have both Naked Blade and Crimson Steel but mentioned only the former as I thought it might be the older of the two.

    The tape that I have is a...
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    This a very old thread and the only reason I am...

    This a very old thread and the only reason I am making this contribution is that I stumbled across this and that perhaps another person doing research might benefit.

    The clip is entitled KIBON...
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    Just a follow-up question: I have a boot-leg...

    Just a follow-up question:

    I have a boot-leg copy of Naked Blade and wanted to know if the video tape of Nakamura Sensei executing TOYAMA-RYU techniques could be expected to coincide with the...
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    Question about Guy Power's Info

    Hi Folks:

    If I'm lucky Guy will pick-up on this. If not, maybe someone can help me in my research. I recently tripped across Power Sensei's comments regarding the history of Toyama-Ryu on his...
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    Oppss.... sorry.... my bad. Thanks for the...

    Oppss.... sorry.... my bad. Thanks for the correction.

    I was of a mind that the spelling you gave was specific only to the matters of the Second War regarding the betrayal of Norway by Vidkun...
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    Don't feel too bad, AM, from what I can tell from...

    Don't feel too bad, AM, from what I can tell from these postings it does not seem that people have a very good idea of what the Shaolin Temple has been about over the years. My own guess is that if...
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    Exactly, Hans, and this is where a great many...

    Exactly, Hans, and this is where a great many people get into a quandry. The matter comes down to whether one is to consider the practice of some activity such as --in this case---- Karate to be a...
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    Unfortunately, you may be more accurate in your...

    Unfortunately, you may be more accurate in your assessment than you know.

    Originally, movements in such practices as CHEN TCC and TAIZU LONG FIST were merely representations of a method of using...
  12. You have already hit Howard Lanham which is the...

    You have already hit Howard Lanham which is the one I would have recommended. I'll look around to see if there is anything else. Have you tried any of the search options over at the Library of...
  13. What resources have you used so far? Best...

    What resources have you used so far?

    Best Wishes,

    Bruce
  14. Thread: Yakushima

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    Very much appreciated. It certainly looks to be...

    Very much appreciated. It certainly looks to be one of those special places on Earth that people can go to when they are sorely in need of feeding their Soul. I would not be surprised to hear that...
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    The pictures are wonderful! BTW: I went...

    The pictures are wonderful!

    BTW: I went looking for the location and came up emptyhanded. Where is this location relative to the main Japanese islands?

    Best Wishes,

    Bruce
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    Ah.... thanks. So there IS something a bit more...

    Ah.... thanks. So there IS something a bit more than just ignoring a person in the hopes that they will go away and take their delusions with them, eh? I gather there must be some sort of "warning"...
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    BTW: since we are discussing SANCHIN I thought I...

    BTW: since we are discussing SANCHIN I thought I would recommend the "Five Ancestor Fist Kung Fu" by Alexander L Co. It has a fascinating version of SANCHIN which seems closely related to the WHITE...
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    I tend to agree, Doug: Personally, I think...

    I tend to agree, Doug:

    Personally, I think there are very strong, yet conflicting, messages given about such things as rank and standing in the MA. OOH there tends to be the line that Rank and...
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    I have to ask this speaking, once again, as an...

    I have to ask this speaking, once again, as an outsider.

    I was aware of the matter of the additional kata with UECHI Kanai Sensei, but am I now hearing that there was a difference in execution...
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    Thanks for the clip, Andy. It was phenomenal!! ...

    Thanks for the clip, Andy. It was phenomenal!!

    Obviously Mssrs Pan and Chen (White Crane) had many similarities, including a flurry of very small but discrete movements at the ends of their...
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    I agree with what you are saying, Paul, but my...

    I agree with what you are saying, Paul, but my original question was, I think, more along the lines of "management", so to speak. For example, in the KMA the issue of "airliner promotions" in which a...
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    Thanks, Rennis: Yes, KORYU was what I had in...

    Thanks, Rennis:

    Yes, KORYU was what I had in mind when I referred to "traditional". I know there is an approach or institution in Japanese culture where the community collectively elects to...
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    Faking it - Japanese Style

    Dear Folks:

    We seem to go in cycles with discussions concerning the roll of rank on these forums. Currently I am involved in a discussion on HAPKIDO FORUM as well as MARTIAL WARRIOR and have seen...
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    I study Korean stick ("bong") which tends not to...

    I study Korean stick ("bong") which tends not to be bi-modal as one finds with Okinawan BO. I mention this because I have heard that people sometimes like to use the plastic (acrylic) staffs and even...
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    Thank you, Nathan. And know that the Aikido...

    Thank you, Nathan.

    And know that the Aikido people do not have a "limit on this market". In the Hapkido community there are many of us who feel very much the same way about our own practice.
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