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#131915 - 04/25/04 09:27 PM Why is Shotokan so popular?
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Why is Shotokan so popular?

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#131916 - 06/12/04 06:10 PM Re: Why is Shotokan so popular?
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hee hee hee, the truth of the answer lies in the question

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#131917 - 12/31/04 09:40 PM Re: Why is Shotokan so popular?
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This probably has no relevance but Ryu, Ken, and Akuma, from StreetFighter, studied a martial art with a very similiar spelling. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#131918 - 03/23/05 06:53 PM Re: Why is Shotokan so popular?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Lokkan-Do:
Why is Shotokan so popular?[/QUOTE]


I find the opposite, a lot of people try Shotokan but find it to demanding they want something that is not as hard.

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#131919 - 03/28/05 02:13 PM Re: Why is Shotokan so popular?
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not as hard shotokan is unbeleivably easy. I have a freind that has been doin it for10 years and i can beat him in less than a minute. I have never been trained in it but i have seen competitions and when you fight technique goes out the window you panick and flail. Its not a real martial art it specialises in kata its more dancing than fighting.

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#131920 - 03/30/05 07:38 AM Re: Why is Shotokan so popular?
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Infernoallen:
not as hard shotokan is unbeleivably easy. I have a freind that has been doin it for10 years and i can beat him in less than a minute. I have never been trained in it but i have seen competitions and when you fight technique goes out the window you panick and flail. Its not a real martial art it specialises in kata its more dancing than fighting.[/QUOTE]

well you have not been in the right company. I assure you Shotokan is a real martial art and is not easy. We train full contact with control, and the only ones I have ever seen panic and flail are our opponents. Trust me the kata are deadly not much of a dance. What style do you study? Not knowing your abilities I can not speak on your coment in beating your openent in less than a minute. If your friend trains in Shotokan and at a poor school his sparring ability may not be what it should be. If I were you I would not recomand keeping that attitude in ring with any one from my area you may be very surprised.

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#131921 - 04/27/05 12:12 PM Re: Why is Shotokan so popular?
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Shotokan is anything but easy. That person that said they beat their must not have all the facts. A real shotokan student is very good at fighting, yes the katas are good but we can kick ass when necessary. You should fight a real shotokan student then you'll see

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