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Shuri or Tomari Sanchin

Has anybody here seen the Shuri or Tomari version of Sanchin? I read somewhere it existed but fell out of use.

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Karate Schools in Western Pennsylvania

Hi all,

I'm checking out local martial arts schools.  I was wondering if anyone could recommend a school or instructor in or near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania?

If this is the wrong forum category, please let me know and I'll re-post.

Thanks,

Josh

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Practical karate - Portsmouth

Hi all, from September one of my students is going to university in Portsmouth, I was wondering if anyone knows a club that he could join?

Kind regards

Les

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Essential Throws

Sports like shoot boxing and sanda seem to have a small set of go to throws. (That is my impression anyway.)

tai otoshi - basic drop
ippon seoi nage - flying mare
ura nage - suplex

Can karate be said to have a standard arsenal of "bread and butter" throws? And if not - why?

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Passai/Bassai

Just been reading various articles regarding the history and development of the various strains of Passai/Bassai and I note a numebr of articles make reference to a carbon dated silk drawing of the form, dated to 400 years old. However none of the articles provide a reference for this, can anyone shed any light on it?

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Do belts work?

I am looking for some published research into the effecacy of the belt grade system (If no-one knows of any then I am willing to do it myself). 

Specifically how do practitioners feel about their grade, those above and those below them? Do the belts help retain students or increase dropout? I would be equally interested in research into reasons for dropout from Martial Arts, a googlescholar search has not been overly hlepful.

Thank you.

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Combat Karate in Winchester

Hi all,

So I'm moving to Winchester soon to start a new job and I was looking for an MMA club.

I came across "Combat Martial Arts" (http://combatmartialarts.co.uk/about.php), which on closer inspection appears to be a Karate club - which is fine for me as long as the training is good.

Has anyone trained with these guys?  Is it worth checking out?  Do they actually compete in the sport of MMA too?

Cheers

Tim

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Karate Books and DVD collection

Hi all,

having lost all interest in Karate, my life time collection of karate books and dvds are up for grabs.

I have some very rare and expensive books within the collection, some signed by Masters such as Ohta and Kanazawa. The collection would make someone a complete library and great bargin. Job lot and will not sell any item separately.

If interested message me or email jlester.eka@gmail.com.

Due to size and weight i will only accept cash on collection and will not post.

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Funakoshi sparring and kata (bunkai related)

Hello guys,

During the writing of my research, I stumbled upon a strange thing about Funakoshi.
Failing to unravel the tangle, I'm trying to write here, with the hope to get help from experts present in this forum.

I will try to expose my doubts starting from the two Funakoshi's teachers: Asato and Itosu.
Here is the list of most known/famous students of the two masters (their birth date within brackets):

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Looking For A Shotokan Dojo in The Huston, TX Area

A good friend of mine who is a shodan in Shudokan karate in the Seattle area is being transfered to Huston. (Big pay raise!) Unfortunately there aren't any Shudokan dojos in Huston so he's looking for something similar which would be Shotokan. Does anyone on this forum know of any Shotokan instructors in the Huston area who have attended Iain's seminars and teach/present karate from the practical bunkai standpoint in the way that Iain does it. If you can help me out with this please shoot me an email at live-free-or-die@comcast.net

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