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#305902 - 12/05/06 03:10 PM Goju Reference
kgcobra320 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 8
Loc: Hartford, CT, USA
I'm looking for reccomendations for really good kata and
general references for Goju-Ru karate, both books and DVD's
would be good.

Thank you,
KG

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#305903 - 12/05/06 03:49 PM Re: Goju Reference [Re: kgcobra320]
Meibukan003 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/06
Posts: 100
Quote:

I'm looking for reccomendations for really good kata and
general references for Goju-Ru karate, both books and DVD's
would be good.

Thank you,
KG




Maybe the link in my sig could help?
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#305904 - 12/06/06 10:53 AM Re: Goju Reference [Re: Meibukan003]
kgcobra320 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 8
Loc: Hartford, CT, USA
Nice web site but I was looking more for instructional kata
books and DVD's. Maybe some reccomendations from the list
on Amazon. There are quite a few and since I'm not an
experienced Goju-Ru guy I though I could get some direction
from some one who knows and not waste my money.

Thanks
KG

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#305905 - 12/06/06 10:59 AM Re: Goju Reference [Re: kgcobra320]
Meibukan003 Offline
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Registered: 10/17/06
Posts: 100
Quote:

Nice web site but I was looking more for instructional kata
books and DVD's. Maybe some reccomendations from the list
on Amazon. There are quite a few and since I'm not an
experienced Goju-Ru guy I though I could get some direction
from some one who knows and not waste my money.

Thanks
KG




In the 'Dojo Info' link of that web site, it contains the web site links to many different dojo's. They would likely have media for sale (DVD's etc.)
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#305906 - 12/06/06 11:14 AM Re: Goju Reference [Re: kgcobra320]
Ed_Morris Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
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instructional kata books and DVD's.

there are none. videos/books are available as supplements/reference to actually training with an instructor in those arts. trying to mimic movements from a video without in-person instruction is the real time/money waster.

how much will you get out of a $50 2-hour DVD vs. $50 for a month of in-class instruction?

at the very least go to a seminar, or make a road trip once a month. another way, perhaps cheaper is ask around in goju forums if anyone who trains in CT would invite your noobie butt into their class.

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#305907 - 12/06/06 02:09 PM Re: Goju Reference [Re: Ed_Morris]
Meibukan003 Offline
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Quote:

instructional kata books and DVD's.

there are none. videos/books are available as supplements/reference to actually training with an instructor in those arts. trying to mimic movements from a video without in-person instruction is the real time/money waster.

how much will you get out of a $50 2-hour DVD vs. $50 for a month of in-class instruction?

at the very least go to a seminar, or make a road trip once a month. another way, perhaps cheaper is ask around in goju forums if anyone who trains in CT would invite your noobie butt into their class.




I agree. Don't need books at white belt. Need teacher.

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#305908 - 12/06/06 03:17 PM Re: Goju Reference [Re: Ed_Morris]
kgcobra320 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 8
Loc: Hartford, CT, USA
Quote:

instructional kata books and DVD's.

there are none. videos/books are available as supplements/reference to actually training with an instructor in those arts. trying to mimic movements from a video without in-person instruction is the real time/money waster.

how much will you get out of a $50 2-hour DVD vs. $50 for a month of in-class instruction?

at the very least go to a seminar, or make a road trip once a month. another way, perhaps cheaper is ask around in goju forums if anyone who trains in CT would invite your noobie butt into their class.




Probably my fault for not completly explaining but I already have a decade plus of experience in Shotokan.
Still learning, far from mastering, if one can actually accomplish that, but certainly not a noobie.

I'm currently analyzing the kata of Shotokan to extract the practical self defense applications. Since most of the MA katas share common roots a lot can be learned from studing other MA dissaplines, esp traditiional Okinawan arts like Goju-Ru.

Just looking for the best references out there with respect to accuracy and quality. I just need to see the moves and understand the particular technique philosophy of the art, as each has their own.

Respectfully,
KG

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#305909 - 12/06/06 03:21 PM Re: Goju Reference [Re: kgcobra320]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6665
Loc: Amherst, MA
In that case...join a Goju school. Because everything I've read so far, and all the (dubious) variations of kata performed on videos and youtube.com simply don't compare to one, outstanding, live performance of 'fight' (or 'bunkai') Goju kata.

Quote:

I just need to see the moves and understand the particular technique philosophy of the art, as each has their own.



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#305910 - 12/06/06 05:32 PM Re: Goju Reference [Re: kgcobra320]
cxt Offline
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Registered: 09/11/03
Posts: 5823
Loc: USA
Kgcobra

Problem is that goju and shotokan share very few "roots."

My concern is that given the differences, you will be "seeing" the applications thu a shotokan lens--rathern than thu a goju one.

If all your wanting to do is compare/contrast--then you might check Tsunami video.

I serious recommend that you DON'T attempt to learn the "how toos" from the DVD's--without a solid grounding in Goju, you'll just end up "creating" a garish, ugly and WAY less than effective "mis-mash" of techniques.

Don't say you were not warned


Edited by cxt (12/06/06 05:34 PM)
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#305911 - 12/06/06 05:39 PM Re: Goju Reference [Re: cxt]
shoshinkan Offline
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Registered: 05/10/05
Posts: 2662
Loc: UK
or bearing in mind your 10 years in shotokan, perhaps finding a good shorin ryu dojo would be best?

back to the roots as they say................
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