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#233066 - 02/22/06 03:35 PM Re: Re [Re: MattJ]
Ed_Morris Offline
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ok...I'll play nice.

first, I assume you are only interested in the Yamaguchi-Urban lineage, but in order to find your answer, you may need to look at the much more encompasing Okinawan lineage (after all, Miyagi was Okinawan and had much more influence there than in Japan). Right near you over in Watertown, Mass in fact is Anthony of the first Americans to bring Okinawan Goju to the US.

The kata you first asked about I've never heard anything in Goju even resemble that name...actually it doesn't even sound Chinese, Okinawan, or Japanese so I didn't even try to guess what you meant. now, from the list of 10 kata you gave you didn't mention Saifa and Seiunchin. that may give a clue.

do you know what kata you are looking for if you see it? or are you searching for just the name at this point?

sidenote: Sanchin kata was not invented by Miyagi, true he changed it from how Higashionna taught it, but he called it by the same name. It's likely Higashionna did not create Sanchin kata either...need to go further back. what you'll find is that nobody is really sure who created Sanchin kata.

#233067 - 02/22/06 04:07 PM Re: Re [Re: _JP]
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First thing is that nobody is sure exactly what Miyagi studied in China, or exactly what effect it had on goju.

2nd Yamguchi certainly was the the man in japan for goju, but Miyagi had a number of direct students in Okniwa that trained with him just as long or longer, they also run a number of goju organizations.

3td the beginer kata you mention were devloped by Miyagi--and Mabuni of Shito ryu also seems ot have helped develop them as that style use them as well.

4th As Ed said, Sanchin is a very old kata,, predating Higashiona and Miyagi both--though as goes the story Miyagi developed the current version.

I do okinwan goju and have never heard of the form in question.

Sorry I could not be more help.
I did battle with ignorance today.......and ignorance won. Huey.

#233068 - 02/22/06 09:02 PM Re: Goju Ryu - Concarge [Re: _JP]
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Ask your instructor, Utmost Amor (Supreme Love?).

It's clear that you haven't had REAL Traditional or Classical training (even though you think you did). There is no kata I know of that even sounds even remotely close to "Concarge".


#233069 - 02/22/06 09:23 PM Re: Goju Ryu - Concarge [Re: hedkikr]
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Maybe its Con Carne. After all his name is Amor

#233070 - 02/22/06 10:00 PM Re: Goju Ryu - Concarge [Re: hedkikr]
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I think its a 6th or seventh dan kata, which is why im not allowed to learn it yet. It sounds more like (kon car gA). But in any case the education is good enough for me, and I view it to be pretty good. The proof of that he must know a thing or two came actually about 2-3 weekends ago at a tournament in nyc we went to, a judo master and former olympian was doing jujitsu in the tournament as it was being allowed, as well as some other not so normal divisions such as olympic style taekwondoe and mixed weapons point sparring. They were all great additions, but back to the point. The judo guy won the overall jujitsu heavyweight division, which was seperate from the one which was going on later that day specifically for masters. He had beaten some really good guys, including a grandmaster of some karate style who was just a huge powerhouse. When he went up against my master though, he was just put in a chicken wing and tapped out in 15 seconds. That was when I stopped doubting him, cause to be blunt I was skeptical at first about his claims of his achievements.

#233071 - 02/23/06 02:26 AM Re: Goju Ryu - Concarge [Re: _JP]
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Humorous Masters competing in tournaments and mix tourneys at that. You guys are so tolerant and thoughtful. In my 30 years of MA studies I've never heard of and would say IMHO there is no Kata with the Name of Concarge in the Goju-ryu system be it American or Japan/Okinawan.

It could be a self made Kata this guy is Master of his own system. And he did chicken winging a Judo mix MA Champion, tapping him out. Was your Master part of the competition or just decided to tap him out?

Edited by Neko456 (02/23/06 02:26 AM)

#233072 - 02/23/06 08:49 AM Re: Goju Ryu - Concarge [Re: Neko456]
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In fairness, he did ONLY want to know if anyone has heard of a particular kata. He didn't want evaluation of his instructor, web site, lineage or system.

our appologies (especially mine). The answer to the thread question is a unanimous: No, we haven't heard of it.

Good Luck in your research, JP.

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