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    I know this is also a response to an old post...

    I know this is also a response to an old post too, lol.

    I mentioned there were exceptions to the rule, but ultimately I stand by it, FWIW. But other folks’ mileage may vary!
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    Dojo in Olympia, WA?

    Hey all,

    I have a student who moved to Olympia, WA and is looking for a good Okinawan style dojo. Does anyone have any contacts?

    Thanks!

    j
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    Tim, Try contacting this guy, he sells a lot...

    Tim,

    Try contacting this guy, he sells a lot of stuff from Okinawa (he is over there). I think he will take special requests:

    http://stores.ebay.com/odekogakusai
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    I second the C. Fisher referral above. He is...

    I second the C. Fisher referral above. He is great!
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    Agreed. There is so much ceremonial crap (edited...

    Agreed. There is so much ceremonial crap (edited to remove pun that Aaron already used!) around the obi that it is laughable. Go to Okinawa and see how they treat belts. Its a belt, nothing more,...
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    Duane, Reminds me of a time that a certain...

    Duane,

    Reminds me of a time that a certain ex-member of our Association (who was known for his bumbling ways) said for a machiwara just "tie a white belt to a tree and punch it". A certain mutual...
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    Did not mean to insult your intelligence, John....

    Did not mean to insult your intelligence, John. Apparently, I misunderstood you. I understand now.
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    Really??? Ever hear the term gaijin or kokujin?

    Really???

    Ever hear the term gaijin or kokujin?
  9. So does this mean the bounty is off my head for...

    So does this mean the bounty is off my head for kicking Lee out of my dojo?
    :rolleyes:
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    You would not hear them refer to themselves as...

    You would not hear them refer to themselves as that. Just like you would not hear them refer to themselves as "-san" or "-sama".
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    I agree with everything you said except for this....

    I agree with everything you said except for this. Or, maybe I should say that there are clearly very specific bunkai for every kata movement, however, there is a good bit of interpretation once a...
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    Nice find Duane! Thanks!

    Nice find Duane! Thanks!
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    Someone should just email Jon Bluming and ask. I...

    Someone should just email Jon Bluming and ask. I am sure he would say if he knew....
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    Thanks for a nice explanation. We are similar in...

    Thanks for a nice explanation. We are similar in that we use kata to underline principles that can be applied to all ranges of fighting...interesting stuff! Thanks!

    j
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    Raul, Nice videos, our training is similar....

    Raul,

    Nice videos, our training is similar. Coming from another style similar to yours, I wonder how you teach a more eclectic method of training (i.e. BJJ, muay thai, etc.) *and* traditional...
  16. yep. but I did not work in the karate groups.

    yep. but I did not work in the karate groups.
  17. Not with Dan's group, though I do know and have a...

    Not with Dan's group, though I do know and have a great deal of respect for Dan and Onaga sensei. I am in Matsumura Kenpo (Kuda sensei). Ito apparently thought he was coming to teach at my dojo too....
  18. Ok, since I asked I feel that I should respond in...

    Ok, since I asked I feel that I should respond in kind. I just want to say that I was not baiting, I just wondered if it was the same person.

    I was not impressed by him. Yes we got the 'punch me'...
  19. Is his name Hiroo Ito? Just curious, he visted my...

    Is his name Hiroo Ito? Just curious, he visted my dojo a while back...If its the same guy, I would be interested to hear your opinion on his 'ti'...
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    They send that with all their orders. Its...

    They send that with all their orders. Its Bodhidharma and the writing is (If I remember correctly) "Shureido" in kanji.
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    The caption to the video says "Nishime sensei...

    The caption to the video says "Nishime sensei performing Kushanku kata from matsumura seito: very rare footage!!!!!!"
  22. Thread: Hojo Undo

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    Hey Duane, The "Power Training" tape/dvd from...

    Hey Duane,

    The "Power Training" tape/dvd from Tsunami is very good for seeing Honjo Undo exercises...Check it out:

    http://www.dragon-tsunami.org/Tsunami/Pages/section1.htm#ptraining

    I highly...
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    LOL @ "280 lb biker on steriods". There seem to...

    LOL @ "280 lb biker on steriods". There seem to be alot of these guys out there...
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    LOL @ the liscense plate. I knew someone once who...

    LOL @ the liscense plate. I knew someone once who had one that said "Shuri Te".

    I figured you were talking about the multicolored ones...I have seen a few of those around but not quite as many as...
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    Hey, I am ambivalent about tournaments. I have...

    Hey, I am ambivalent about tournaments. I have competed a great deal in the past in those "open" and invitation tournaments (hey it was the 80s!). There was some good to come from them, and alot that...
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