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New dojo opening in my area

I noticed today that there is a new dojo opening in my area in the UK which is connected to Karate Jutsu Kai. I popped in and spoke to the Sensei while he was getting it all ready before opening the dojo in a few weeks and it seems to be a derivative of Kyokushin Kai. I know that this association have clubs in Europe and are connected to Kancho Bernard Creton who formed this particular branch.

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Andreas P's picture

Searching a Video about attention or awareness

Hi,

maybe you can help me.

I'm looking for a video that I saw a long time ago. I do want to share it with our students.

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Ian H's picture

Martial Secrets Podcast (Kane/Wilder) ... ???

A while ago I stumbled upon the Martial Secrets podcast put out by Lawrence Kane and Kris Wilder.  They were great.  A lot of the readers here will recognise these names, and perhaps have even trained with them.  Anyhow, these podcaste were, in my humble opinion ... *ahem* ... the second-best martial arts podcast anywhere.  

Anyhow ... 

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Stop drinking the kool aid.

I have a problem with an instructor that has caused some severe problems with my family.  I restart back into karate 2 1/2 years ago.  I was able to find an instructor that had a background in military self defense as well as Okinawa style karate and kobudo.  Since i wanted to get back into martial arts for self defense he seemed like the right guy.  Now I am a green belt, one stipe away from my brown belt.  My son and wife are now brown belts.  We are all award winning karate-ka in sport kumita, weapons and open hand kata.  But we do no bunkai or self defence to speak of.  "We do not have

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English translation of Mabuni's Kobo Kenpo Karatedo Nyumon

I have the PDF, the pictures are lovely, but my Google-fu has failed me...  Does anyone know of an english translation?

We complain about lack of documentation, but it looks like they published lots of books and booklets on karate whch have never been translated.

e.g.

http://museum.hikari.us/books/index30.html

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Sydney, Australia pragmatic traditionalist meet up

Hi all, I'm from Sydney, Australia and I've been a huge fan of Iain's teachings since I discovered him and his BCA fellows Peter Consterdine and Geoff Thompson about a year ago. Since that time I've been searching for a karate club that teaches traditional karate in the same no nonsense way as Iain. I haven't found one.

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Please take 5 mins to fill in this survey (thank you!)

Could you please help Lee Taylor’s son with his university degree dissertation. It will only take 5 mins and it will be greatly appreciate by me and Lee. Thanks!

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Funakoshi's grading requirements

Hi everybody,

Gichin Funakoshi in "Karate-Do - My Way of Life" writes in chapter "Shoto-kan" (page 84 in my book):

One of my first tasks, with the completion of the new dojo, was to make up a set of rules to be followed as well as a teaching schedule. I also formalized the requirements for the grades and classes (dan and kyu).

I would like to know what requirements for the grades and classes Funakoshi came up with.

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Mini-Makiwara

Does anyone have any experience with small, wall hainging makiwara (examples below)?

I'm considering items such as: http://www.martialartsmart.com/20-86.html or http://www.martialartsmart.com/20-8485.html

I am currently living in an apartment, and am interested to know if such items are likely to damage my walls or create disturbances for my neighbors?

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Training in Cambridgeshire

Greetings, just joined the forum and very excited about the useful and helpful discussions here.

i just moved to cambridge area, specifically st Ives / Huntington area, and I am looking for a new club/ organisation to train with. I am not too hung up on particular styles as I have moved around a bit over the years so usually just train in what is availed. For the last couple of years have been reining in a wadoryu club with demanding requirements for fitness, and realness, commitment to the training and respect for tradition.

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