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#139422 - 05/06/05 08:56 PM What style do you do?
SANCHIN31 Offline
Former Moderator

Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 3783
Loc: Arkansas, U.S.
Hello karate enthisiasts!!! There are lots of karate styles and I'm curious how many we have here.So, what style do you do?
I do Okinawan Gou-Ryu 15yrs. currently Nidan.

YAY!! Karate forum!!

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#139423 - 05/06/05 09:06 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
KiDoHae Offline
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Registered: 06/29/04
Posts: 999
Sanchin,

I am a "lapsed" Uechi-ryu practitioner. (Broke a wrist just before my purple belt test & eventually moved on to hapkido)

HOWEVER, I am STILL an active Uechi fighter and turn up regularly at my old dojo to take on all comers (seriously).

Don't think there are many Uechi-ryu folks here but I'm interested to know.

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#139424 - 05/06/05 09:10 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
shotokanwarrior19 Offline
Member

Registered: 03/08/05
Posts: 129
Loc: Cortland, OH, USA
I do shotokan karate (7 years 1st Dan).
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#139425 - 05/06/05 09:32 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: shotokanwarrior19]
kenposan Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 08/23/01
Posts: 633
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Okinawa Kenpo Karate- Nidan (11 years on and off)
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#139426 - 05/06/05 09:37 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: shotokanwarrior19]
AgenT Offline
Member

Registered: 10/11/04
Posts: 314
Seiei Kan mainly, with some experiance in shorin ryu and shotokan. I'm currently interested in studying goju ryu methods, and am looking for an instructor around here. It's good to finally have a karate forum.

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#139427 - 05/06/05 10:19 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Kintama Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 04/17/05
Posts: 2724
Loc: Massachusetts
GojuRyu
Influence: Morio Higaonna
Sensei: Roger Labbe & Dan McCook
1974-1984
ShoDan

ShitoRyu Shukokai
Influence & Sensei: Shigeru Kimura
1984-1988
NiDan

1988-1990 US Army (Boxing team)
1991-1994 College (Shotokan team)
1995-2005 Fatherhood and Career years
Intermittent self study/seminars
Lived in Nara,Japan for about 4 years and
visit every other summer.

ShorinRyu Matsubayashi
Influence: Ansei Ueshiro
Hanshi: Robert Scaglione
<1yr present
RoKyu

Particular Interests:
Okinawan/Japanese Karate-Do (all styles)
Kata topics
Body mechanics/science
History/Chinese origins of Karate
Humor/Sarcasm/Irony

Dislikes:
Politics in MA
Big Business in MA
Competition-centric MA
Style-blindness
McDojo's
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#139428 - 05/06/05 10:41 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Kintama]
OneHeartWay Offline
Member

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 152
I am a practicioner of Isshin-ryu Karate. 5th kyu Green belt. 3rd generation student of Grandmaster Shimabuku.

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#139429 - 05/07/05 03:13 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
still wadowoman Offline
Improved beefier techno-prat

Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 3420
Loc: Residence:UK- Heart:Md, USA
Wadoryu, Nidan. I also think Sanchin31 would be a good choice for moderator should admin deem this section needs one.
Sharon
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#139430 - 05/07/05 04:25 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
ai-uchi Offline
Member

Registered: 01/01/05
Posts: 200
Loc: harlow essex
wado ryu nidan - 25 years of study
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#139431 - 05/07/05 06:09 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: ai-uchi]
Isshinryukid4life Offline
Professional Injury causer

Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 2455
Loc: Knoxville.
Isshinryu karate.
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#139432 - 05/07/05 09:37 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Joel^R^ Offline
Newbie

Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 21
Loc: UK, East Sussex
Shoto Ryu
20 Years

Infuenced by Shorin and Tomari-te

Would also serve as a moderator if needed

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#139433 - 05/07/05 09:49 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Isshinryukid4life]
BuDoc Offline
The doctor will see you now

Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1067
Loc: USA and Abroad
Well it's about time! Thank you administrators! They said the upgrades would would bring dramatic improvement and TAADAA... Here it is!

I think Sharon is spot on with the nomination for Sanchin31 for moderator. I would definately second that!

Back to topic: 16 years of Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito-Sandan. 6 years of KajuKenpo-Shodan.

I travel quite a lot in my work and and have had the pleasure and privledge of training with many other fine instructors of various styles on Asia,North/South America and Europe.

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Edited by BuDoc (05/07/05 09:49 AM)
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#139434 - 05/07/05 11:30 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: BuDoc]
Chatan1979 Offline
Member

Registered: 03/21/05
Posts: 338
Loc: Mahomet , Illinois
Kenpo jutsu
nidan
kobudo
nikkyu
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#139435 - 05/07/05 12:20 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
bo-ken Offline
Veteran

Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 1228
Loc: beaver falls, PA, beaver
Shotokan and I am a Nidan. I am really glad to see we have a karate forum.

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#139436 - 05/07/05 12:35 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: bo-ken]
Sanchin Offline
Member

Registered: 03/20/05
Posts: 174
I practice the styles, sanchin, naihanchi, pinan, (taikyoku), Irish bareknuckle Boxing, Siu Nim Tao - WC I no longer practice the chum kiu biu jee or wooden dummy set, .. I have certified rank in various karate/tkd styles but I dont acknowledge them one bit.
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#139437 - 05/07/05 12:43 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Alejandro Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 05/02/02
Posts: 940
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
8 years total Okinawan Karate, with a focus on Shuri Ryu Karatedo and Kobudo.
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#139438 - 05/07/05 08:11 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Gino Offline
Member

Registered: 01/10/05
Posts: 410
Loc: New York State
Kobayashi Shorin-ryu, 15 years, sandan. And just my opinion, but the website's upgrade looks great, the addition of a Karate forum is long overdue and very much appreciated, and congratulations to Sanchin31 for his selection as moderator. Well-deserved. - Gene
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#139439 - 05/07/05 08:25 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Isshinryukid4life]
Orchidweb Offline
Newbie

Registered: 05/07/05
Posts: 18
Traditional Shito-Ryu 11 yrs.
Various other styles <1yrs

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#139440 - 05/07/05 08:48 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Orchidweb]
karatechick10 Offline
Member

Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 33
Loc: MN, USA
Matsumura-Seito Shorin Ryu. (5 years, shodan)

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#139441 - 05/07/05 09:20 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Joel^R^]
BAMA REDNECK9000 Offline
Member

Registered: 12/10/04
Posts: 329
Loc: ALABAMA
Shotokan, 3years, I would love to start Muay Thai and BJJ.
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#139442 - 05/08/05 12:53 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Garyinjapan Offline
Member

Registered: 01/30/05
Posts: 100
Loc: Japan & UK
Hello!!!
Shinkyokushin Karate, Japan.

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#139443 - 05/08/05 02:30 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
hedkikr Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 2827
Loc: Southern California, USA
Shito-ryu Shukokai, Total training: 28 yrs., 4 Dan

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#139444 - 05/09/05 06:03 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Bushi_no_ki Offline
Veteran

Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1667
Loc: POM, Monterey CA
6 years American Kenpo Karate- blue belt.

I have also trained with instructors in Shotokan, Wado Kai, and Aikido, Along with a few whose styles I've forgotten (they were only one or two time sessions, just enough to learn a little more.)

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#139445 - 05/09/05 03:37 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
gojuwarrior1 Offline
tougher than you

Registered: 12/24/02
Posts: 1178
Loc: East Coast, USA
7 years american goju as well as combat submission wrestling.
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#139446 - 05/09/05 04:45 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: gojuwarrior1]
nenipp Offline
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Registered: 04/13/04
Posts: 1205
Koryu Uchinadi nowadays

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#139447 - 05/09/05 11:57 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: nenipp]
Shorin-ryu Sensei Offline
Newbie

Registered: 04/01/05
Posts: 12
Loc: Rayne, LA, US
Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu -- 25 years

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#139448 - 05/10/05 06:23 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Dauragon c mikado Offline


Registered: 12/09/04
Posts: 1246
Loc: Oxford, England
before i did ma my older brother taught me a bit of boxing.

did 2 years judo but only got to 3rd mon due to location difficulties( im in foster care y'see) so i missed quite a few gradings. now 7 months okinawan goju, ungraded but i joined a club a few days ago.

i know geki sai 1, geki sai 2 and saifa, i learnt saifa in 2 lessons, is that good?
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#139449 - 05/10/05 01:24 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
PETER Offline
Member

Registered: 08/29/03
Posts: 239
Been a while,

I study and teach Shorin Ko Ryu Karate Justsu. I am a Shihan
and have been at it for 33 years. Anything I can offer just ask.
I usually only read, but if someone wants my opinion just ask.

Thanks,
Peter

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#139450 - 05/10/05 03:27 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Petjut84 Offline
Member

Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 102
I used to do goju ryu karate with an instructor who had 50 years experience.

[now he does silat, yay.]

Edited due to stupid rambling and art bashing.


Edited by SANCHIN31 (05/19/05 04:57 AM)

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#139451 - 05/10/05 06:24 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Petjut84]
still wadowoman Offline
Improved beefier techno-prat

Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 3420
Loc: Residence:UK- Heart:Md, USA
Maybe it wasn't the art (karate) that lacked in certain areas, but the instructor?
Sharon
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#139452 - 05/10/05 09:27 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: still wadowoman]
Karateka29 Offline
Member

Registered: 06/27/04
Posts: 65
Loc: McComb Miss U.S
I have studied Shotokan karate made orange belt. I have been Isshinryu for 5yrs. I'm an ik kyu waiting to test for Sho dan. I teach @ our dojo for sensei when he is out unsupervised. I know 10 of our 14 kata and learning the tonfa now.
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#139453 - 05/10/05 10:53 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: PETER]
BuDoc Offline
The doctor will see you now

Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1067
Loc: USA and Abroad
Peter, I am interested in hearing a little more about Shorin Ko Ryu karate jutsu.

I was wondering if you would post about the style, maybe some history and lineage or anything else you would care to share about its particular uniqueness.

Thanks,

Page
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#139454 - 05/10/05 11:06 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: BuDoc]
Camilo_kun Offline
Newbie

Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 19
Loc: Chile
Hello ppl,
I'm from Chile, and i speak/write a little of english.
I'm a begginer of Karate-budo Shotokai (yes, not shotoKAN). In the next month i spect to be a "white-yellow" belt =)
My instructor is Sempai Renzzo Belmar, and my Sensei is Humberto Heyden. I hope to spend a lot of time here!


pd: www.shotokai.com - www.shotokai.cl ^^
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#139455 - 05/11/05 12:19 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Camilo_kun]
SANCHIN31 Offline
Former Moderator

Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 3783
Loc: Arkansas, U.S.
Glad to have you Camilo!
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#139456 - 05/12/05 08:24 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
shukokaichap Offline
Member

Registered: 10/26/03
Posts: 269
Loc: Back in th UK!
Hello I study shito ryu, have also studied Wado Ryu.

Absolutely love it!

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#139457 - 05/12/05 07:24 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: shukokaichap]
shoshinkan Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 2662
Loc: UK
great our own section !

I study shorin ryu in the UK, previously studied shito ryu and shukokai karate.


Look forward to some decent debate and discussions with you all

yours in karate

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#139458 - 05/13/05 10:18 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Neko456 Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 3260
Loc: Midwest City, Ok, USA
Shorin-ryu - 1st Kyu 1969-1971 Sensei Derick Scoot
TangsooDo - Shodan 2 years 1970-1972 Sambu Mike Williams
Okinawan Shorei-Kan Goju-ry Godan 1972-2005 Master Akria Kawakamize, Master Rod Wilson, Master Radaharu.

White Crane, Mantis, WC, Hungar, Pakau, Gung-fu, Judo/Jujitsu, JKD, Boxing, wrestlng, Filopina Sagola, Escrima/Silat. Prepetual student for life.
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#139459 - 05/15/05 12:38 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: kenposan]
Fireblaze Offline
Member

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 40
Loc: California
Shorin Ryu. I think it's Heiro kan or Hiero kan.I just started.

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#139460 - 05/15/05 06:58 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Fireblaze]
Fu Man Offline
Newbie

Registered: 03/24/05
Posts: 10
Loc: Michigan, USA
I cross train Isshin-ryu Karate and Kodokan Judo.

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#139461 - 05/15/05 02:05 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Fu Man]
Ives Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 691
Loc: the Netherlands
I study Ryounkai (Nippon Bogu) Karate. Currently a 8th kyu. Next month hopefully 7th kyu.
Next to that I just started taking Kobudo classes in january.
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#139462 - 05/15/05 09:38 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
IsshinRyuBoy Offline
Newbie

Registered: 05/15/05
Posts: 6
I do Isshinryu karate...2yrs and half...my sensei was student of master long for 20yrs...5 degree black belt
i am from brazil but he is american x} and i am 15yrs old x}
oh i am green belt

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#139463 - 05/17/05 10:39 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: IsshinRyuBoy]
Multiversed Offline
Banned

Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 642
Loc: Sa, Tx. USA
Machimura Sui-di

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#139464 - 05/18/05 04:41 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Multiversed]
kichigai Offline
Newbie

Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 6
Loc: Lynn Haven, Fl
Kishaba Juku
Yamanni Bojutsu

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#139465 - 05/18/05 02:31 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: kichigai]
Tom02143 Offline
Member

Registered: 08/05/04
Posts: 209
Loc: Wakefield,Massachusetts, USA
Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu

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#139466 - 05/18/05 02:48 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Multiversed]
BuDoc Offline
The doctor will see you now

Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1067
Loc: USA and Abroad
I love that you gave the Okinawan name. But aren't you afraid it will confuse people?

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#139467 - 05/19/05 12:41 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: BAMA REDNECK9000]
blood_riot_iori Offline
Stranger

Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 3
Shotokan-2yrs and counting (currently low green)

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#139468 - 05/19/05 05:11 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Bevers Offline
Stranger

Registered: 05/19/05
Posts: 4
Loc: East Yorkshire, UK
Shitoryu Shukokai - 15 years Sandan - I train with the Shitoryu Shukokai Union in England. In the 1970's I trained for 3 years doing KUGB Shotokan. (Yes, I am old)

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#139469 - 05/20/05 08:25 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
kibadachi1 Offline
Member

Registered: 04/29/05
Posts: 74
Loc: coble
chito ryu

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#139470 - 05/20/05 10:41 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Nilei Offline
Newbie

Registered: 05/20/05
Posts: 5
Loc: alabama
chito ryu yoshukai
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#139471 - 05/21/05 07:20 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Budoblonde Offline
Newbie

Registered: 05/21/05
Posts: 7
Loc: NZ
Ryukyu Kempo 5+ years was due for black tip but Sensei is in process of changing dojo to Koryu Uchinadi so its back to white belt for all.
Sensei very open minded, so have been fortuneate to also do basic Arnis.
Have done workshops in other styles - but this only gives one a limited appreciation of each style.

So letting go of ego and walking thru a new door........

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#139472 - 05/21/05 11:22 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: BuDoc]
Multiversed Offline
Banned

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Posts: 642
Loc: Sa, Tx. USA
Quote:

I love that you gave the Okinawan name. But aren't you afraid it will confuse people?

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No.

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#139473 - 05/23/05 02:02 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
PineForest Offline
Member

Registered: 05/23/05
Posts: 26
Loc: Nebraska
Currently, Matsumura Seito Shorin Ryu--5 yrs. Shodan
Tae Kwon Do 7 yrs. 1st degree black.
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#139474 - 05/24/05 05:05 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: PineForest]
Celebrian Offline
Member

Registered: 04/15/05
Posts: 59
Loc: QLD Australia
2-3 years ago i started Shoku-kai Karate. made it to 8 Kyu. i stopped for a year due to transport problems. Now i have been training for about 2 months in Budoshinkai Karate. im currently (probationary) 7 Kyu in this style. <3 <3 <3
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#139475 - 05/25/05 12:57 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Celebrian]
RazorFoot Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 2064
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Approx 8 years of American Kenpo Karate with brief expossure to Shotokan.
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#139476 - 05/25/05 03:30 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: RazorFoot]
mlh1996 Offline
Newbie

Registered: 03/31/05
Posts: 12
Loc: Western Nebraska
Well, I guess I've done enough reading, and it's time to start asking questions, so here's my introduction.

I started TKD in 1982 as an 8-year old, continued that for the next 10 years. I got to 1st Dan, and while I continued to study, I never bothered to test for anything more. I kind of regret that, now.

Went to college and studied Shudokan Karate-Do for 4 years. (Well, my teacher called it Shudokan, because his teacher studied with Toyama Kanken. His teacher, a Korean, used Karate, Tang Soo Do, and Taekwondo almost interchangably. Go figure.) I learned his entire syllabus up to 1st Dan, but never formally tested. I regret that a little, too.

I did some wrestling, boxing, military combatives, Judo, and Aikido during college, too.

After college, I was in the Navy for 6 years, so I trained with whoever and in whatever was available. Learned a bit of Hapkido in addition to the stuff I've already listed. I wish I'd taken more advantage of a few of those teachers, now, too.

After the Navy, I taught sport-oriented TKD for a couple of years before burning out on the tournament scene, moved to Kickboxing for a time (Had 3 amateur fights, and one exhibition match with a IKF World Champ. He taught me some important lessons in the span of 2 minutes. Then he knocked me over the ropes.) Then I moved on to Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for a few years.

In 2003, I had the opportunity to do some Silat (with a little Indonesian fellow of Victor Smith's acquaintance) and in the course of 2 hours, my eyes were opened. I felt that I finally understood how the TKD and Karate I had learned as a child and young adult actually worked.

Of course, after 2 years of practice and research into that end of my training, I know an awful lot about Karate, but I think I finally understand that I don't know crap.

So, what style do I do? I don't honestly know anymore. I practice (and teach) what I know, and I keep looking for answers to the stuff I don't.

Thanks to the people here for the answers you've provided, by the way. This seems like a pretty good forum.
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#139477 - 05/25/05 06:45 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: mlh1996]
butterfly Offline
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Mlh,
Welcome to the club of us not knowing much and trying to find out more. Had similar experiences to you....and you, my friend, are in the same boat as a lot of us.

I hope you don't mind if I say, move over on the bench, there's probably room for me there too.

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#139478 - 05/25/05 06:54 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
MattJ Offline
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15 years American kenpo. A smattering of informal Shorin-ryu.
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#139479 - 05/25/05 07:37 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: MattJ]
Fireblaze Offline
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Loc: California
Actualy the style I have been doing is Shorin Ryu. The system is Reiho kan. All togther is Shorin Ryu Reiho kan. I just started almost 2 weeks ago.

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#139480 - 05/26/05 01:43 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Fireblaze]
Ashihara Offline
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Ashihara Karate - 8 months, 8 kyu.
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#139481 - 05/26/05 05:16 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Ashihara]
Prometej Offline
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Shotokan, couple of years
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#139482 - 05/26/05 05:36 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Prometej]
Kempoman Offline
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Ryukyu Kempo(with a specialty in kyusho/tuite justu), Kanto Ryu Kempo - 32 years 4 dan
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#139483 - 05/26/05 07:09 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Kempoman]
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Isshin Ryu 12 Years. Would love to learn Uechi Ryu. I also want to learn Goju Ryu and Shorin Ryu. I love the Okinawan Karate styles.
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#139484 - 05/31/05 05:25 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
kiba Offline
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shotokan karate 3 years and growing.

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#139485 - 06/01/05 02:42 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Crash Offline
Buckle up!

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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Wado kai 1 year.

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#139486 - 06/02/05 01:52 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Saji Offline
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Hello to all!

I am new here and also to Karate. For the last year and a half I've studied Shorin-Ryu Matsubayashi style (Ansei Ueshiro lineage).

Kintama, have you actually been in classes with Hanshi Scaglione? I've read a couple of his books, nicely written.
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#139487 - 06/03/05 10:53 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
1973 Offline
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Tang Soo Do. Over the years have added techniques and kata from other styles to my TSD training learned from visiting masters, seminars etc. from aikido,jujitsu, japanese weapons, Shito-ryu, and currently studying Eishin-ryu iaijutsu/kenjutsu while continuing to teach TSD. 32 years total.

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#139488 - 06/04/05 10:29 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Raiche Offline
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TKD Green belt and now new in Shotokan Karate.

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#139489 - 06/05/05 07:55 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
RC3 Offline
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I study Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito. I've been training for just over 4 years.

I also wrestled for 8 years (4 years of high school and 4 years of college), and have boxed for 2 years in college.

RC
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#139490 - 06/07/05 08:58 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
krazykuky Offline
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I practice Isshinryu Karate. I have been doing the whole Martial Arts thingy for two years this coming August. It has given me lots of smiles and happy memories. I think I am a dojo rat. I am a brown belt.
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#139491 - 06/07/05 10:36 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Saji]
Kintama Offline
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Sorry, just noticed your question... no, I haven't. I just started a few months ago and Mr. Scaglione trains out of Florida now. He used to train in NYC with Ueshiro. The Sensei I am learning from (there are two sensei) were trained and tested by Ueshiro, Scaglione and formaly trained/tested with Mr. Brooks (author of this site's Zen articles).

Yes, the books by Scaglione are quite good. Although the 'red book' is generally not very well recieved, it was meant as an introductory book and for that it serves it purpose. It is the only publication that documents Ueshiro's Fukyugata-San kata.
I especially like 'building warrior spirit' where Mr. Scaglione gives his real life accounts and reflections on life/death situations of his service in NYPD. It is a different viewpoint in plain and simple language of self-preservation and genuine lessons of self-defensive spirit.

where are you training, Saji?

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#139492 - 06/07/05 11:46 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Kintama]
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Please keep this thread on topic. All questions to specific members can be pm'ed. Start a new topic for general questions. Thankyou.
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#139493 - 06/08/05 11:05 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
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Hey,

started shotokan 3 years ago at the age of 39. Just graduated 3rd kyu brown belt.

Greetings

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#139494 - 06/08/05 11:51 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: angeladevi]
nenipp Offline
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Edited by SANCHIN31 (06/08/05 04:58 PM)

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#139495 - 06/09/05 09:35 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
student Offline
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Looks like I may be the sole Uechi student here.

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#139496 - 06/14/05 11:22 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: student]
CanuckMA Offline
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TKD Blue.

Currently Wado Kai. 2.5 years with .5 off for back surgery.

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#139497 - 06/15/05 07:47 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: CanuckMA]
Young_at_Heart Offline
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Started in 1977 with Robert Biggs in TKD (BBKA) approx 4yrs
2 years WTF TKD after 20 year lapse.
Currently Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu under a Sensei Robert Yarnall instructor Sensei Frank Pallermo. Absolutely love the traditional style and heavy conditioning. never felt better.


Edited by Young_at_Heart (06/15/05 07:53 PM)

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#139498 - 06/16/05 04:40 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Ryan_4nw Offline
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Hi I do kokoro!

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#139499 - 06/18/05 08:34 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
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I did shotokan karate for 6 months with 7.Kyu

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#139500 - 06/19/05 06:55 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
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Ok, here we go. Thought I'd slip this in late on and hope nobody notices. Renshinkai Karate-do, 3 Yrs, 3rd kyu. Kenshukai Karate-do, 5 Yrs, Shodan-ho. Instructor 4 1/2 Yrs Oh I almost forgot, Kodokan Judo 1 Yr (a while ago)
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#139501 - 08/11/05 11:22 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: McSensei]
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Bump up for new people. Almost lost it!
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#139502 - 08/11/05 11:58 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
steyr_scout308 Offline
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Loc: AR, USA
VERY briefly studied Kuk Sool Won, but there were things bout the style and the school that didn't fit. I beleive I was led to Goju. It's a definite fit.

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#139503 - 08/11/05 12:10 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: steyr_scout308]
Neko456 Offline
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Shorin-ryu 1970-1973 boxing, judo Shodan
Wrestling high school - college 1972-1978
Tang-soo-do 1973-1976 Shodan
Goju-ryu 1976-2005 Godan
Jujitsu 1987-2000 Shodan
Aikido 1989-2001 3rd kyu
Praying Mantis 1999-2000
Hungar 2001-2002
Pente-Silat 2002-2004
Kalia 2003-2005
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#139504 - 08/11/05 12:25 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Zak Offline
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I have been studying Shito-Ryu for 12 years, and Shotokan for 5 years.

For me, you can't go wrong with the traditional art of Karate.
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#139505 - 08/12/05 10:16 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
horizon Offline
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I started Seido karate little over a year ago, age 24. No other MA experience (except being thrown on the floor multiple times in my youth by my brother who was doing judo at the time)
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#139506 - 08/12/05 10:17 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Zak]
Deltaforce69 Offline
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Seibukan Shorin-ryu (lineage Kyan Sensei-Shimabukuro Zenpo Sensei).

I also cross train in Muay thai and Boxing

Gambatte

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#139507 - 08/12/05 10:29 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: shoshinkan]
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training just over 20 years now !
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#139508 - 08/12/05 12:40 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
whippet Offline
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Loc: Edinburgh, Scotland
Shito Ryu Shukokai for last 19 years and still going strong. High point was attaining Yon-Dan in Nov. 2004.

Am open to other influences and having been training in Goju Ryu with friends and am currently studying Ryukyu Kobujutsu.
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#139509 - 08/13/05 12:42 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
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I studied judo for 6 years in the 70's and 80's and reached sankyu.
Tae Kwon Do Chang Moo Kwan for 1 year and reached 6th gup (green belt).
I currently study aiki jutsu (3 years) and have a shodan.
I've also studied smatterings of tang soo do, yoshokai aikido, yang style tai chi, and hapkido.
I also wrestled for 2 years in high school.

Even though it's been 20 years since I left judo, I'm still a judoist at heart (my heart thinks of me as a judoist, but I'm not so sure that my body does).

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#139510 - 08/16/05 11:20 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
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I practice Sogobudo.

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#139511 - 08/24/05 04:25 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Isshinryukid4life]
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Shotokan Style, Presently 9th Kyu
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#139512 - 08/24/05 07:13 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Neko456]
Kintama Offline
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Quote:

Shorin-ryu 1970-1973 boxing, judo Shodan
Wrestling high school - college 1972-1978
Tang-soo-do 1973-1976 Shodan
Goju-ryu 1976-2005 Godan
Jujitsu 1987-2000 Shodan
Aikido 1989-2001 3rd kyu
Praying Mantis 1999-2000
Hungar 2001-2002
Pente-Silat 2002-2004
Kalia 2003-2005



Pretty aggressive MA schedule. serious question: Have you found it difficult studying 3 arts at once?

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#139513 - 08/25/05 09:34 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Kintama]
IceCat Offline
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Loc: Canada
Boxing 3yrs,Shotokan 3yrs,our Shihan often invites guest instructors to our dojo so I also have the odd class in BJJ,Muay thai and Chito-Ryu.Remember if the practice is hard the fighting will be easy however if the practice is easy the fighting will be hard.

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#139514 - 08/25/05 10:33 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Kintama]
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I've always been a prepetual student, some fo these classes where taught by 1 instructor (Shorin-ryu, Boxing & Judo) a military brat, others were totally different classes. I was young and like a sponge. I stayed a year or so to get the flavor of it or if it could help me. If not I would move on or they would move on.

Some Master would not really share (stay basic), others shared alot, in some cases. I've learned alot from their 2nd in command.

What about U, have you did much cross training? Opps, just read your profile, Impressive, explains alot.


Edited by Neko456 (08/25/05 10:38 AM)
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#139515 - 08/25/05 11:16 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Neko456]
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Outside of my karate I have also looked at Judo, wing chun and thai boxing, couple of years of each. Really helped in my early days and enriches my focus on okinawan karate nowdays.

However im convinced if I trained with the right instructors/dojo from day one it wouldnt have been necessary to cross train, but it didnt do me any harm!
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#139516 - 08/25/05 11:21 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Neko456]
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nah, I was planning on sticking within Okinawan Arts for the rest of my life. ignorance is bliss.

sorry to jump off-track...update to my "what style do you do" answer: Matsubayashi-ryu green-belt.

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#139517 - 08/25/05 11:52 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: shoshinkan]
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No one way has every way in it, I think after understanding 1 way its good to journey into another realm. Then put it all back together, I believe that even though you study a Okinawan(smile pure) system, Your training shoudl refelct yoru way of life. It should effect the way you use and work these techniques and use its philosophy. So in essence this base system becomes effected by the way you live an defend yourself, it becomes your personal system of defense, true to the original in lesson plan, but different enough to be effective in the world you live in.

I believe my appending the use of firearms in my advance syllabas is such a improvement, to the people mental and in philosophy believe in that kind of personal protection scheme, others don't even know it exist.

I see the auto pistol no different then teaching the Katana, Nunchuka or Bo. The philosophy of approipate weapon and the approipiate range, is just extended/updated here.
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#139518 - 08/25/05 11:59 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Kintama]
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congrats Kintama on the grading result, nice one.

Just to clarify my 'concept' of karate is a rather broad art, it isnt a fixed small minded view/rigid in application - far from it.

Right now it looks at courtesy,kobudo, shiatsu, diet changes, good sleep patterns blah blah blah, you get the picture ! However I do use the okinawan developed principles as my base and stick with them overall.
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#139519 - 08/25/05 12:02 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Kintama]
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Just read your reply on your training and continued training? Again Impressive alot of training done in Okinwan/Japan, U must be rich or a Military brat. Out of all that intense training has any system really stood out as to better for your personal growth or your way of doing things. The idea that, this fits in the painting that I'm trying to paint. An easier question would be what is your base system?

Because I believe every system fits the needs of certain person better then others.


The filipino/Kalia/Silat methods seems to have some interesting ideas they say they are combat based the difference is that their forms are Combat Forms?? And this is were their dangerous techniques come from, its true but its already been done hasn't. Isn't that our pretense with Kata. I see the same technique done a different way, but its still eye opening.


Edited by Neko456 (08/25/05 12:07 PM)
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#139520 - 08/25/05 07:12 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Neko456]
Kintama Offline
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You can't be talking to me, my MA resume is pretty humble. I've never even been to the Shaolin Temple!

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#139521 - 08/27/05 06:43 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
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Shorin Ryu with a slight Shotokan influence, I'm a high green belt, I've been doing this for, hmm, I guess about 4-5 months now. I've love Shorin Ryu every step of the way, I've heard Shoreu Ru is good too though. But I think Shorin Ryu is the ultimate traditional, and I love tradtional.
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#139522 - 08/28/05 03:57 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: heikeshogun]
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Style: Sukunaihayashi-ryu (Seibukan, Shorin-ryu)
Lineage: Sensei Kyan/Sensei Zenryo/Sensei Takae
Studied 2 years as a teenager and have just returned (6 months ago) after an 18 year hiatus. Glad to be back

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#139523 - 09/19/05 02:56 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
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Loc: Brazil, Goias
Great post!!!
I am still a "child" in karate, just 4 years - Green Belt.
People call this as a style, I prefer to call as a School.
People call this as Shotokan karate, Gichin Funakoshi (founder of the "style") called it as Japanese Karate.
I believe in him. I am a non-style, I just practice Karate with some influences of Funakoshi.
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#139524 - 09/19/05 05:45 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
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Loc: Essex,England
Hi Everyone!

I practice an art called Gosokempo which means hardfast handway, in April this year i passed my grading for 3rd Dan, i've been training in this art for 13 years under Shihan John King, before Gosokempo i studied Wado Ryu for 3 years reaching 3rd kyu, regards,

James
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#139525 - 09/20/05 04:55 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
gbg20 Offline
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Ashihara

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#139526 - 09/29/05 12:14 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
karateka101 Offline
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Registered: 09/29/05
Posts: 30
Loc: NH, USA
Sanchin-Ryu.. 4years, just recently made shodan!

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#139527 - 09/29/05 02:27 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: karateka101]
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Man, I can't believe I haven't posted here yet....

Isshinryu approx. 4 years, No rank
Shorinryu Karate-do (unsure of lineage) approx. 3 months. Rank: umm, hachi something something.....white belt w/ 2 green stripes...
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#139528 - 09/29/05 05:49 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: student]
JeremyK Offline
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I'm currently a san kyu in Uechi-ryu.

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#139529 - 09/30/05 01:40 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: JeremyK]
jwbushi Offline
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Loc: USA, White GA.
i do shito ryu and kempo. been studying since 1981.
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#139530 - 10/01/05 02:14 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
Smouha_Karate Offline
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I do Shotokan Karate and have been doin it for nearly 5 years. Junior Black Belt. Crazy about martial arts!!! lol

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#139531 - 10/02/05 10:17 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Smouha_Karate]
Raul Perez Offline
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Oyata's Ryukyu Kempo passed down from Albert Geraldi's senior students for the past 10 years.
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#139532 - 10/03/05 10:57 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
paulu Offline
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Kyokushin. Trying to master circle and point....still and again! You know the drill.

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#139533 - 10/04/05 02:29 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: paulu]
ShorinjiSeisan Offline
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10 years (nikyu) of Shorinji-Ryu from two students of O-Sensei Richard Kim, who was taught by Yoshida Kotaro, Yabu Kentsu, and Arakaki Ankichi (to name a few)

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#139534 - 10/04/05 06:11 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
1961 Offline
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Hi, SANCHIN31.

Vado ryu, Shotokan, Shukokai karate, Sambo (russian, like JuDo).
A lot of years.

Best regards.

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#139535 - 10/05/05 10:38 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
MikeC Offline
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Loc: Kingston Ontario
IOGKF 3rdDan

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#139536 - 10/05/05 09:49 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: MikeC]
Zyclone Offline
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NRG Karate for around 3-4 months now.

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#139537 - 10/05/05 10:57 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
aoishi Offline
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Loc: Massachusetts
I do Matsubayashi-Ryu and this is my first post.
I've been practicing a little over a year and started fairly late (38 yrs.).
Karate is a transforming experience indeed.

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#139538 - 10/06/05 07:42 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: aoishi]
Kintama Offline
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aoishi... same here. where in Mass are you? (pm if you want)

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#139539 - 10/06/05 10:10 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Kintama]
cdkrugjr Offline
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Registered: 09/01/05
Posts: 21
Koei-Kan now, but a job is taking me rather far away from any dojos, so I'm going to be switching rather sooner than I would like to.
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#139540 - 10/20/05 10:19 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
goju_girl Offline
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Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 101
Loc: Canada eh!
GO GOJU! lol... maybe I'm just biased, either way, I study goju-ryu aswell, but only for 2 years. currently red... hoping for green in a couple weeks *crosses fingers*
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#139541 - 10/20/05 11:02 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
sholinhazard Offline
Stranger

Registered: 10/20/05
Posts: 1
3rd kyu brown belt seven years in matsumura seto shorin ryu
practitioner in local tournys.

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#139542 - 10/21/05 09:17 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: cdkrugjr]
JasonM Offline
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cd - WHere you training koei Kan? And where ya gonna be moving too? I trained Koei Kan in PA for about 15 years and then moving took me away from the dojo too...
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#139543 - 10/22/05 06:42 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
WadoNovice Offline
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Registered: 10/10/05
Posts: 9
Loc: England
Wado-ryu

I'm only 4th kyu.
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#139544 - 10/24/05 02:08 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: WadoNovice]
hawkfish Offline
Member

Registered: 10/11/05
Posts: 28
Loc: Illinois USA
Shotokan Karate. I have been training for 16 months and am testing for 7th kyu in less then two weeks.

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#139545 - 10/25/05 02:26 AM Re: What style do you do? [Re: hawkfish]
dogfacedboyuk1 Offline
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Registered: 10/19/05
Posts: 116
1 1/2 years Wado-Rye (green belt), 1 year spirit Combat (jiu-jitsu) passed gren belt, 14 years Shotokan (KUGB) 1st Dan JKA, did not want to grade further so stayed there for 9 years! Also trained several JKD sessions with a very good instructor (and I'm not easily impressed). Mainly boxing, sambo and ground fighting with some stick work. Then he moved away.

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#139546 - 10/25/05 05:00 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: JasonM]
WuXing Offline
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Registered: 10/24/05
Posts: 481
Loc: Idaho, USA
*Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu*

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#139547 - 10/30/05 04:00 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: WuXing]
Lambornima Offline
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Registered: 10/29/05
Posts: 51
Wado-kai (dont know the difference of this and wado ryu please help if you can)

im junior shodan(red belt since im not 16 yet)
6 years
lead sensei: sensei dave manara 9th dan(highest in canada for this style)

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#139548 - 11/22/05 05:51 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
euan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 51
Loc: perth scotland
shotokan karate
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#139549 - 11/22/05 06:12 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: euan]
srv Offline
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Registered: 11/16/05
Posts: 139
Loc: SA, Australia
I do a style based on Okinawan Goju-Ryu. Currently Nidan-Ho.

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#139550 - 11/22/05 06:22 PM hey man [Re: SANCHIN31]
cashand101 Offline
Village Idiot

Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 4
I play with barbies.


Edited by BrianS (11/22/05 11:34 PM)

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#139551 - 11/22/05 07:06 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Lambornima]
Trefathell Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 97
Quote:

Wado-kai (dont know the difference of this and wado ryu please help if you can)

im junior shodan(red belt since im not 16 yet)
6 years
lead sensei: sensei dave manara 9th dan(highest in canada for this style)




Difference between Wado Kai and Wado Ryu.
Wado Ryu is the generic name of the Wado School. Wado Kai is the Wado organisation., originally one until a political upset caused the founder (Master Ohtsuka) to split away from from his own group, hence he reclaimed the name Wado Ryu while leaving those he split away from with the name Wado Kai. So basically you now have three main groups, Wado Kai (run a bit like a business corporation, I never know who is head as it changes all the time) Wado Kyokusai, headed by Master Suzuki 8th Dan Hanshi, one of the late masters most senior students. Wado Ryu Renmei, headed by designated successor Hironori Ohtsuka II son of the late master. Then of course you have all the others.

I didn't know there were any 9th Dans in Wado! I always thought the highest western grade was the late Cecil Patterson 8th Dan of the USA?

Trefathell

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#139552 - 11/22/05 07:13 PM Re: hey man [Re: cashand101]
chickenchaser Offline
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Registered: 10/29/05
Posts: 204
Loc: Auburn,New York,U.S.A.
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Quote:

Hell



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i study kobayashi shorin-ryu (shorinkan)(green belt 6th of 7 belts before shodan) ,two circle ju-jutsu and also hakutsuru kempo(white crane fist)i'm not sure if there is a ranking system in either of these . i've only had 2 classes in each.
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#139553 - 11/22/05 09:22 PM Re: hey man [Re: chickenchaser]
BuDoc Offline
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Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1067
Loc: USA and Abroad
ChickenChaser,

I noticed that you said you are studying Hakutsuru Kenpo.

You don't happen to live in the Pacific NorthWest do you?

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#139554 - 11/22/05 11:02 PM Re: hey man [Re: BuDoc]
karates_awesome Offline
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Registered: 11/14/05
Posts: 11
shotokan 2nd kyu.

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#139555 - 11/22/05 11:46 PM Re: hey man [Re: chickenchaser]
6666 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 5
uss! my style Taifu Shoi Karate Do Tai-korean, fu-chainnise, Shoi-japan freestyle fighting language japan, very effective 50%hands 50%legs forms,techics,selfdefense plus anything that keep me alive...25 busy years of exp.4th dan, also 1st.dan kyiodai Ryu freestyle fighter,also shodan Shoryin Ryu Karate Do (Matsubyashi Ryu)

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#139556 - 11/22/05 11:54 PM What style [Re: 6666]
BrianS Offline
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Loc: Northwest Arkansas
Welcome to the forums! That's a long list!!
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#139557 - 11/23/05 12:02 AM Re: What style [Re: BrianS]
6666 Offline
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Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 5
thanks, rookie here but not in the arts, experience in competition and dojo, i am puertorrican living in mia florida home of the us open and disney challenge mayor comp. in fla.

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#139558 - 11/23/05 12:07 AM Re: hey man [Re: BuDoc]
chickenchaser Offline
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Registered: 10/29/05
Posts: 204
Loc: Auburn,New York,U.S.A.
Quote:

ChickenChaser,

I noticed that you said you are studying Hakutsuru Kenpo.

You don't happen to live in the Pacific NorthWest do you?

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nope i live in new york which is north east.
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#139559 - 11/23/05 02:44 AM Hey new people! [Re: chickenchaser]
BrianS Offline
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Loc: Northwest Arkansas
Fill out your profiles so we can get to know you better!
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#139560 - 11/25/05 10:53 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: SANCHIN31]
RiverHorse Offline
Newbie

Registered: 09/25/05
Posts: 5
Loc: Massachusetts
Starting 4th year in a school that's primarily Shotokan,
Kenpo, and Small Circle Jiu-Jitsu.

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#139561 - 11/26/05 09:45 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: RiverHorse]
funstick5000 Offline
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Registered: 07/16/05
Posts: 759
Loc: West Yorkshire, England
ki-rin wado ryu. been doing it a whole two weeks (damn my free lessons just ran out) probably buy my gi next monday or monday after.

8th kyu in shukokai a few years ago, but i'd never classify myself as that now, my technique is far too poor.
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#139562 - 11/27/05 12:28 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: funstick5000]
webby Offline
Member

Registered: 02/13/05
Posts: 147
Loc: newton abbot devon
i do shotokan 8years sho-dan(1st dan)

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#139563 - 11/27/05 07:45 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: Ives]
shuri Offline
Member

Registered: 11/26/05
Posts: 36
Loc: Central IL
shuri ryu

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#139564 - 11/30/05 10:25 PM Re: What style do you do? [Re: shuri]
StitchX860X Offline
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Registered: 08/22/05
Posts: 8
Loc: Connecticut
Kempo- March 2005 to present (orange belt)

Tang soo do- three years (grade three to grade six)

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