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#313833 - 01/12/07 07:21 AM Re: oyayubi ipon ken [Re: Chen Zen]
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oyayubi = 'parent finger' = thumb
ippon = one (single)
ken = strike

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#313834 - 01/12/07 11:21 AM Re: oyayubi ipon ken [Re: Chen Zen]
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Chen

Nah, its more "mysterious" to use the Japanese.

But all kidding aside, its often more discriptive, and as Ed points out above, yo don't have to say:

"parent thumb single strike"

Kinda of mouthful that way.


Edited by cxt (01/12/07 11:24 AM)
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#313835 - 01/12/07 11:41 AM Re: oyayubi ipon ken [Re: cxt]
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Chen,

Like CXT said and Ed implied, sometimes it is easier since the language of description is in Japanese. Often times, this is all that I know for the name of something within my practice....I don't have an either or option with an English subtitle attached. Where I practice it is 98% native Japapnese speakers participating.

Might be slightly obtuse to follow along, but similar to the use of Latin to discuss scientific discoveries during the Enlightenment....at least there is a generally accepted language to cross cultural and linguistic barriers.

I must admit though, we don't practice this thumb strike and had no idea what it was until Ed deciphered it.

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#313836 - 01/12/07 08:51 PM Re: oyayubi ipon ken [Re: Taison]
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Taison.

If you think I don't want a class you must be sick in the head .
I understand that I need a class but there's no way I can do any thing of the sort.
I know it's hard to understand.You should see what its like to explane to my fellow classmates that I can't play football.
My parents moved me out here in the midle of nowere.
Now I can't do anything outside this place.
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#313837 - 01/13/07 12:36 PM Re: oyayubi ipon ken [Re: butterfly]
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I see. Well, does anyone out there perhaps have some sort of translation book they could recommend. Not necessarily for the whole of japanese language but maybe its martial terms as for karate? I find myself in this forum more and more, yet I have very little experience with any sort of karate. Maybe its all that "Mysteriousness"
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#313838 - 01/13/07 09:23 PM Re: oyayubi ipon ken [Re: Chen Zen]
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chen

I have a quistion.

If you don't do karate Why are you on this forum.
I dont mind if your here just tell me why.

If you like karate but can't do it just forget about this message.
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#313839 - 01/14/07 03:31 AM Re: oyayubi ipon ken [Re: koji112091]
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in our very own reading room -

http://www.fightingarts.com/reading/article.php?id=427

also check out part one.
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#313840 - 01/14/07 04:13 PM Re: oyayubi ipon ken [Re: koji112091]
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koji,

Anyone who is registered can post on this forum.

Are you leaving or not?
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#313841 - 01/15/07 02:13 AM Re: oyayubi ipon ken [Re: koji112091]
Taison Offline
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Quote:

If you don't do karate Why are you on this forum.




Koji, you know how bad this question is? What if I asked you the same question? Be more thoughtful next time.

Anyone here is free to come and go as they wish.

-Taison out
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#313842 - 01/15/07 11:41 AM Re: oyayubi ipon ken [Re: koji112091]
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Koji,

Funny....from your earlier statements, I didn't get the idea you practiced karate either.

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