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#433635 - 08/16/11 03:14 PM Shureido Poster
seiken1111 Offline

Registered: 08/16/11
Posts: 3
Loc: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
A student has given me a present of a brand new Shureido New Wave 3 gi on my birthday. This is my first Shureido, but I have worn Tokaido and Hirota before.

I also received a nice poster with the gi with a drawing/painting of Boddidharma (I presume) and some kanji underneath it. I was planning to have it framed and hang it the dojo. The question is, what does all that kanji mean.. is it a poem or something? Could someone enlighten me... I wouldn't want end up hanging it up and have people come up to me and ask what it means and answer: 'mmmmmmmm... beats me...'
Train with the beginners mind......

#433636 - 08/16/11 03:26 PM Re: Shureido Poster [Re: seiken1111]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6665
Loc: Amherst, MA
I believe it's Bodhidharma (Daruma). For some reason, it looks familiar, so I think it's a famous representation. Don't know about the writing.

#433638 - 08/16/11 04:13 PM Re: Shureido Poster [Re: harlan]
duanew Offline

Registered: 06/28/08
Posts: 326
Loc: MN
It translates as, "With the purchase of five or more Shureido
gi you receive a 10% discount".


#433645 - 08/17/11 12:11 PM Re: Shureido Poster [Re: duanew]
Dobbersky Offline
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Registered: 03/13/06
Posts: 921
Loc: Manchester United Kingdom
Originally Posted By: duanew
It translates as, "With the purchase of five or more Shureido
gi you receive a 10% discount".


LOL, That's is good, OSU
A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes.


#433746 - 08/31/11 09:51 PM Re: Shureido Poster [Re: seiken1111]
Reece Offline

Registered: 07/25/10
Posts: 4

I've got one of those hanging in my dojo, and you'll find nearly every Karate dojo in Okinawa has one hanging up. They usually give me a new one each time I go over and buy a Shureido NW3 gi.

You're correct in saying it is Bodhidharma, the text with it is the Kenpo Hakku. It is the concepts of Kenpo (in poem form) that stems from the Bubishi. This is a translation:

The Kempo Hakku.

The very important eight poems of the martial arts.

Jinshin wa tenchi ni onaji
The mind is one with heaven and earth

Ketsumyaku wa nichigetsu ni nitari
The circulatory rhythm of the body is similar to the cycle of the sun and the moon

Ho wa goju wo tondo su
The way of inhaling and exhaling is both hardness and softness

Mi wa toki ni shitagai hen ni ozu
Act in accordance with time and change

Te wa ku ni ai sunawachi hairu
Techniques will occur in the absence of conscious thought

Shintai wa hakarite riho su
The feet must advance and retreat, separate and meet

Me wa shiho wo miru wo yosu
The eyes do not miss even the slightest change

Mimi wa yoku happo wo kiku
The ears listen well in all directions
The traditional Karate guy, from an nontraditional background

#433747 - 09/01/11 03:11 PM Re: Shureido Poster [Re: Reece]
iaibear Offline

Registered: 08/24/05
Posts: 1304
Loc: upstate New York
I tried to look at the poster
and was told I was not logged in
What's up?

#433775 - 09/07/11 05:52 AM Re: Shureido Poster [Re: iaibear]
seiken1111 Offline

Registered: 08/16/11
Posts: 3
Loc: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Thanks Reece for the info...
Train with the beginners mind......


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