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#192706 - 10/09/05 09:33 PM Shorin Ryu
Dohebi Offline
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Registered: 10/09/05
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Loc: Chile
HI, im new in the forum. And im from chile ( south america, near argentina and peru for the ones that didn't knew), i practice shorin ryu and i don't know if its a good style. I tried to look about it in google bot i only found about shotokan and kyokushin. I'd like someone to tell if i should continue with it, im 8 kyu.

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#192707 - 10/09/05 11:16 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
SANCHIN31 Offline
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I think it's a great style,with the right instructor.I'd stick with it if I were you.
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#192708 - 10/09/05 11:46 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
ButterflyPalm Offline
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No style is good at 8 kyu.
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#192709 - 10/10/05 12:41 AM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: ButterflyPalm]
UofM Shorin Ryu Offline
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I tried it, loved it, couldn't continue with it because of classes....Damn you University of Michigan!!
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#192710 - 10/10/05 02:16 AM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
hedkikr Offline
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Registered: 02/28/05
Posts: 2827
Loc: Southern California, USA
Welcome...

Basically, your style is solid Okinawan karate...quite effective. However it all ultimately depends on your instructor. It's a very popular style in the U.S.A. Maybe if you searched under Shorin-ryu. Do you know if you are Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu or Kobayashi Shorin-ryu?

Good luck.

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#192711 - 10/10/05 12:03 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: hedkikr]
Dohebi Offline
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Registered: 10/09/05
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Loc: Chile
Eeeeh i dont know, but thanks all of you, it think i'll keep practicing this style

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#192712 - 10/10/05 12:14 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
Gino Offline
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Registered: 01/10/05
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I've studied Kobayashi Shorin-ryu for about 13 years now, and the style works very well for me. The techniques are simple and effective. Emphasis is on tai sabaki, or body shifting, and softer blocks and parries, which you will find is better than just banging forearms with your opponent. Stances are higher, more natural and allow for greater mobility. Not many long, deep stances (just a few in kata). Kicks are ususally low (again, just a couple of jumping front kicks, again in kata). Bunkai are rich in practical self-defense techniques, and include throws, joint locks and nerve strikes. Patience, all this will come in time, 8th kyu.
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#192713 - 10/10/05 12:39 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
Neko456 Offline
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You are in a very prominment system that will give you a very good understanding of how to use your body efficently and effectively. I'm surprised that you didn't find al kind of positive information on this system its so popular.

It is the fore runner to ShotoKan, some even say its more a complete method of Okinawan training. Then the others two you mentioned.
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#192714 - 10/30/05 12:16 AM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
chickenchaser Offline
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Registered: 10/29/05
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i train in shorinkan shorin-ryu which is headed by hanshi nakazato for those who don't know and i am currently 2nd kyu (green belt) and i love this style because of the versatility of things that are taught to be honest i don't know very much at all about the history or how and where the many shorin-ryu styles meet up but i can tell you a couple sites that i go to. www.karatecafe.com (my senseis site) www.hertensokinawakarate.net (my senseis senseis site)and thats about all i have the first site is very new but there is a forum there and the second has a lot of upper belts (like 5th dan and up) on their forums and they are quite helpful when you ask a question!!
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#192715 - 10/31/05 11:22 AM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Dohebi]
Ogoun Offline
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Just like Chickenchaser, I train in Kobayashi Shorinkan also. Try the website: www.karateshorinkan.com. If I am not mistaken, there is a dojo in Chile. Are you from that Dojo? There is no doubt in my mind that you are doing a good style even if it is not a Shorinkan dojo.

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#192716 - 12/01/05 09:24 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Ogoun]
Sensei Paul Hart Offline
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Shorin ryu is a great system of Karate. It breaks down into four major styles being Shobayashi, Kobayashi, Matsubayashi and Matsumura Seito. There are some others such as Matsumura, Chubu, and Shudokan. I am sure I have not covered all. This is a style that most other styles have branched from. Along with Goju ryu or NahaTe, these systems formed the original Karate. Shuri, Tomari and Naha all had thier own styles. Shuri and Tomari came together to form Shorin and Naha became Goju. A simplified history but I hope it helps.
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#192717 - 12/10/05 08:11 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Sensei Paul Hart]
don_juan Offline
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Registered: 11/13/05
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Loc: USA, Indiana, decatur
My dad did shorin Ryu when he was younger and he said he like it alot. They metidated before lessons and i would enjoy that. I also heard that it is 50 percent kicks and 50 percent punch. is that ture
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#192718 - 12/10/05 09:05 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: don_juan]
Ironfoot Offline
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Everything Gino said about shorin-ryu applies to my style, Isshinryu. I've heard on Okinawa it's considered another offshoot of shorinryu, and 5 of our 8 hand katas come from it. Shorinryu is the dominant style on Okinawa, but schools vary a lot, and as has been stated that shorin-ryu is split into several sub-styles. It's probably 70 - 80% hands.
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#192719 - 12/10/05 10:37 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Ironfoot]
don_juan Offline
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wow you say it is 70-80% punches then what kind of kicks are their.
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#192720 - 12/10/05 11:37 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Sensei Paul Hart]
Fireblaze Offline
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Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 40
Loc: California
Nothing too complicated as far as I know.

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#192721 - 12/15/05 08:40 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: don_juan]
Gino Offline
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Loc: New York State
Quote:

wow you say it is 70-80% punches then what kind of kicks are their.



Pretty much just front, side, rear and roundhouse.
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#192722 - 12/15/05 10:01 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Fireblaze]
Ed_Morris Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
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Nothing too complicated as far as I know.



no doubt. lol

sounds like you guys are shopping for a car:

"The 2006 Toyota Shorin model has a wide variety of options...A standard LE model with a heavy hand to foot ratio enhancing it's rising power or a GT sport version for 50% more kick. The smooth agility and exceptional handling is a signature trait of its attack & pinan steering...."

lol...sorry, just never heard styles being talked about in terms of kick to punch ratios and percentage of techniques. sounded funny. I'm further away from my teenage years than I had thought.

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#192723 - 12/16/05 08:37 AM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Fireblaze]
BuDoc Offline
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Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1067
Loc: USA and Abroad
Quote:

Nothing too complicated as far as I know.





Yeah. It's really quite simple. No reason you shouldn't master it in 3-6 months and then move right along to something more challenging.

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#192724 - 12/21/05 05:10 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Ogoun]
gedantsuki85 Offline
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Registered: 12/10/05
Posts: 2
Im in seibukan shorin ryu ,an i love it .It is the best martial art, that i have studied. out of muay thai an submission graplling.

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#192725 - 12/23/05 12:46 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: gedantsuki85]
swseibukan Offline
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Registered: 11/12/05
Posts: 196
Loc: Lakewood, Colorado
So gendantsuki85, where, with who and how long have you been training in Seibukan? My name is Pat O'Brien, Colorado USA, started my training in Seibukan in 1974.
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#192726 - 12/24/05 04:31 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: swseibukan]
BigRod Offline
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Registered: 02/10/05
Posts: 736
Loc: Atlanta, GA
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Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu




That was my very first style of Karate! Ah the memories....

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#192727 - 12/31/05 04:07 PM Re: Shorin Ryu [Re: Gino]
Sensei Paul Hart Offline
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Loc: Lehigh Acres, Florida
I would add to those inside cresent, back, stomp and inside round kick. These are all kicks that were originaly part of Shorin. Also, after having studied Shorin for around 32 years I would put the percentage at about 60% Hands and 40% feet, IMHO. The post about picking it up in 4 to 6 months was great. I must be really slow because I learn more every day.
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