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#294056 - 10/16/06 01:34 PM Re: Boobishi Update/ Question [Re: tkd_high_green]
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This month.

#294057 - 10/16/06 10:39 PM Re: Boobishi Update/ Question [Re: oldman]
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Registered: 06/07/04
Posts: 1228
Loc: beaver falls, PA, beaver
I am glad the book is going well. I want a copy.

As for text I would have a chapart as to why you wrote it. Maybe reasons why or why you like kata. I don't know its your book but I don't mind reading about karate so the more the better.

#294058 - 10/17/06 10:31 AM Re: Boobishi Update/ Question [Re: oldman]
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Hello Oldman:

I have a ~decent~ sized library of martial arts materials. Given the context of your work, a minimalist title of the particular kata on the page should suffice, I would think. If you want to imitate the Bubishi by all means give the sequences the maddeningly flowery titles, but if so, perhaps an interpretative caption of that title might be insightful? Or reverse them, Explaination done big with the flowery done smaller in captions beneath?

Ratti & Westbrook did the only good drawings of meaningful consequence that I can think of. The "Which Way to the Dojo" book was satire/comedy as was David Ree's book "My Technique Is Unstoppable". But as far as I can remember the only published drawings with a depthful martial context were the Ratti & Westbrook...

You are among giants and worthy... I too would enjoy a copy, should one become available?


#294059 - 10/17/06 10:38 AM Re: Boobishi Update/ Question [Re: oldman]
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I would like a copy, too. Please.

#294060 - 10/17/06 10:39 AM Re: Boobishi Update/ Question [Re: oldman]
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I think you should have a brief outline before each drawing telling what and where each drwaing is taken from.
Explaining about the bubushi and your reasoning behind your research at the beginning would be nice as well.
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#294061 - 10/17/06 10:44 AM Re: Boobishi Update/ Question [Re: Ronin1966]
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Ratti and Westerbrook have always been an inspiration for me. Step by step. Line by line.

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#294062 - 10/17/06 11:38 AM Re: Boobishi Update/ Question [Re: oldman]
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Here is an embarassing confession. I have never read anyone's translation of the Bubibshi. I was originally "drawn" to the Bubishi illustrations I saw reproduced in books and websites. It is not a subject or text I have studied and picked apart. My exploration of bunkai began after an aikido group used our dojo for some late evening classes. After they moved on we also had a BJJ group shrare space in our dojo. The deal was the other groups could use our space if our shodans could train with them for free. Sadly I was the only shodan to tmake good of the arrangement.

In time I began to see and feel the similarities in approach and technique. Thats not to say thay are the same but I could look at the karate technique in the kata and see what was there in a way that I could not prior to my exposure to the other arts.

Durig this period I was involved in something at work with a friend we called "The Game". The game consisted of two cartoonist, him and myself drawin the most offesive cartoons of each other imagineable. When I say imagineable what I actually mean is so offensive it would be beyond YOUR imagination! Over 2 years we did close to 3000 drawing of each other. The drawing of him would ultimatly become the images you all have come to be know as Razwell.

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This is wher FA comes in. I have always found it almost completely impossible to decifer kata application when using only text. My brain does not work that way. Even worse were my attempts to try to convey what I was learning using text alone. Once I learned how to post pictures I was able to do digital battle with all manner of trolls. This led to the first drawings of techniques using Oldman (my online persona)and the voluptuously man canned Razwell.

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So we have the pectorally well endowed Razwell and oldman being used to explore the bunkai in a ways that are both effective communication and brutally funny. Many of you were kind and encouraged me to continue to post and consider publication. I'm pleased taht people have enjoyed them. I made a post at one time wondering why I should go ahaed with the project.
There was one primary reason. For the pleasure of doing it. Yep the pleasure.

So there you Have it.

An accurate history of The Boobishi.

I am indebted to all of you.

Thanks for the continued encouragement.

#294063 - 10/17/06 11:45 AM Re: Boobishi Update/ Question [Re: oldman]
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1031
Loc: Vermont
I think I speak for everyone here in saying that we're glad you learned how to post pictures


#294064 - 10/17/06 11:49 AM Re: Boobishi Update/ Question [Re: oldman]
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Registered: 02/24/05
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Loc: California
What better reason to teach others than for the pleasure you get from knowing they will learn?

Keep up the good work!
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#294065 - 10/17/06 11:58 AM Re: Boobishi Update/ Question [Re: Leo_E_49]
oldman Offline
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And that I will contiue to learn also.

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