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#410873 - 10/31/08 08:30 AM Something special going on...
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6665
Loc: Amherst, MA
I've come across this site/dojo...and if you'll forgive the title...I think there really IS something special going on here. Something good, and with good energy...and wanted to share.

http://www.youtube.com/user/jofnaval

Of course, the kobudo is my favorite:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNebpLB9LBY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezGYpEwA25I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clfEAe2-Mxc

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#410874 - 10/31/08 11:39 AM Re: Something special going on... [Re: harlan]
Ed_Morris Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 6772
what aspect do you find special about it?

it looks like your average family-friendly karate/kobudo solo form tourny.

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#410875 - 10/31/08 01:06 PM Re: Something special going on... [Re: harlan]
butterfly Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 3012
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Have to agree with Ed. What do you see that we're not seeing? Honest question. The first video seemed kind of mediocre.

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#410876 - 10/31/08 05:17 PM Re: Something special going on... [Re: harlan]
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Hello:

Harlan will obviously speak up, one hopes? "Average", not by a long shot IMHV-fwiw, and here is why.

The first kata listed did not possess a single speck of dopey melodrama.

It was fluid, not staccado <sp.?>

And while some of the movements were "stylized" (ie style specific distance between feet) structurally it looked well done and in tact to me at least .

Toss in the uniform she wore lacked any kind of grotesque advertising...

IMO, on those basis Harlan is dead right... it is special in a spooky way! Something rare...

Jeff

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#410877 - 11/02/08 03:24 PM Re: Something special going on... [Re: Ronin1966]
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All of those Kobudo videos were performed by people with down syndrome you silly gringos. That's what makes it special.

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