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#227408 - 02/18/06 06:46 PM Re: RUN for the door....... [Re: Chatan1979]
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Hello Chatan1979

25 kata.... I am in genuine awe of a syllibus which can boast of 25 kata (ie direct koryu material). Kind of like ...Shitoryu Karatedo (sic. -Te) syllibus on "speed"!I am choking & overwhelmed with the "measley" 9 empty handed and the 6 kobudo kata to which I have known access...

25 would quite literally

<<preserve them for further study.

How can you literally maintian them without being a full time teacher given how many you possess??? Its is hard to conceive that many not driving one insane... especially if they were relatively recent Okinawan "kobudo" kata. Some of the ~elder~ Japanese weapons kata, I might be able to conceive as many I imagine would be literally a few moves in their entirity....

<<it takes about 7 or more years to get to shodan.

How many are able to endure that length of time training?

<<I would be happy to post the link to our site

When available, please do so... look forward to looking it all up.... would the days were longer and my retention skills were longer still...

J

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#227409 - 02/19/06 07:58 AM Re: RUN for the door....... [Re: Ronin1966]
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Please dont confuse Okinawan kobudo kata with japanese koryu. They are not the same thing. While some of the kata that I study do go back a few hundred or more years, they are not considered koryu. As far as you question as to how we maintain so many kata, we keep records, videos, journals and we practice ALOT!
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#227410 - 02/19/06 09:04 PM Re: RUN for the door....... [Re: Chatan1979]
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So if I do handsprings, cartwheels, and flips while holding a bo in each hand I'm doing something wrong?



What if I do this while holding my chucka sticks ? >>


<GROAN>


Edited by Reiki (02/22/06 04:34 PM)

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#227411 - 02/19/06 10:19 PM Re: RUN for the door....... [Re: Mr_Heretik]
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What if I do this while holding my chucka sticks ? >>




lol the forecast calls for 100% chance of XMA trophies

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#227412 - 02/27/06 09:57 AM Re: RUN for the door....... [Re: Chatan1979]
Ronin1966 Offline
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Hello Chatan1979:

<<Please dont confuse Okinawan kobudo kata with japanese koryu. They are not the same thing.

My apologies, it is what happens when I use foreign terminology, I should know better!!! The koryu arts being exclusively the arts of professional Japanese soldiers (ie Samurai) prior to what the Meiji era? Kobudo kata would one assumes be the "civilian" version indiginous to the Ryukyu islands, correct? In short far less metal all around though no less lethal weaponry?

J

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#227413 - 02/27/06 10:01 AM Re: RUN for the door....... [Re: Borrek]
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Hello Borreck:

Wonderful reminder thank you.... TROPHIES. A screen of trophies in the front window being an excellent neon sign to escape that locale at all costs... As for ~Extreme Martial Arts "Trophies"~... aren't those the body parts of your fallen opponents

J

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#227414 - 03/02/06 09:55 AM Re: RUN for the door....... [Re: Ronin1966]
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There is japanese Kobudo and Okinawan Kobudo. For the most part you are correct. Japanses Kobudo focuses more on weapons such as Yari(spear)Kusurigama and a few other more samurai related weapons, whereas Ryukyu or Okinawan kobudo tends to focus more on the peasant weaponry or farming /fishing implements
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#227415 - 03/18/06 10:54 AM Re: RUN for the door....... [Re: Reiki]
Ronin1966 Offline
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What would indicate "bad news" (ie run) for some of the "sharper" weapons? Kama being the particular weapon I envisioned but knives, sharpened jutte, short swords, surely would ~fit the bill~ as well.

Hoping to borrow the eyes/warning-signals from those with far more experience, training with these assorted weapons....thank you in advance.

J

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#227416 - 03/19/06 10:20 PM Re: RUN for the door....... [Re: harlan]
Derik Offline
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Registered: 03/05/06
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when you throw one escirma stick up in the air do some gay move then hopefully catch the second one..

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#227417 - 03/20/06 12:26 AM Re: RUN for the door....... [Re: Derik]
JoelM Offline
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when you throw one escirma stick up in the air do some gay move then hopefully catch the second one..



Is it ok to do a heterosexual move then?

Where does the first stick go? You throw up one and catch the second....Are you juggling with another person?
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