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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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Karate in Paris?

Hi everyone, In the knowledge that you are a particularly friendly bunch that come well recommended by Iain, I thought I would post a quick message to see if anyone can help. Effectively, I have just moved to Paris for the year (I am studying abroad for the third year of my degree), and am on the hunt for somewhere to train. If anyone knows of anyone/anywhere that they can recommend, it would be much appreciated, Alex

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Curriculum Help

2-part question:

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I have roughly 5-6 years of instructing experience teaching my teacher's curriculum. Recently, I've been able to spend my time teaching a small (3-7) group of students two times a week. Having zero experience creating a complete system's curriculum, I'm struggling with flow. One issue in particular: if a new student were to come in, what would I teach them to keep them from being/feeling "behind." I've been working on a rotating curriculum so that the whole class learns the same thing together. Anyone with experience in this area? 

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Ananku Kata History

Hi everyone! I need your help regarding the kata Ananko (Ananku, Annanko) and whether anyone knows personally or indirectly the history of the kata, or would be able to point me in the right direction, as I am trying to gather information for my own publication of the kata.  My own research of this kata has thrown up some interesting points regarding it’s history leading to a chapter written by Zenpo Shimabukuro in his book ‘Shorin Ryu Seibukan - Kyan’s Karate’ on the history of Ananko. Zenpo being a direct student of Chotoku Kyan the creator of the kata.

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Training in Kyoto

I will be in Kyoto, Japan for 2 weeks at the end of June, and wondered if anyone could recommend a Shotokan karate dojo in the city.  I will likely try to work out with the club at Doshisha University, but it would be cool to visit a local dojo in the area.  Any suggestions?  Steve

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