Recent content by Brandon Fisher

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    Time to buy sai, need advice...

    I hope thats the case.
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    Time to buy sai, need advice...

    I bought a pair of the worbington sai after seeing this post and I gave in and did it. Now let me give the positives first. 1. The balance is very good but not perfect 2. Phillips response time is very good 3. Delivery time after placing the order is very acceptable Negatives 1. I had to send...
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    $50, a bit much?

    Not out of line for a private lesson for an hour. I charge $40 pr/hr for 1 hour private lessons but I am very critical and in depth in my correction of technique so the student gets a great deal of detail in a short time.
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    Karate Sign

    I don't have any idea.
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    Karate Sign

    We have a LED sign for a building for sale that simply reads karate. It is in a Asian style font (Wonton) in red. It is in very good condition and comes with the transformer you need to run it. We can not use it at our new dojo’s location due to city requirements but its ready for a new home. It...
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    Looking for new drill/exercise ideas for class

    Great suggestions above. You can get creative with some blocking drills also.
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    Isshin-Ryu seminar in Kent, OH, Sep 9/10 2011

    Sorry everyone missed Sensei Kerker's seminar if was very enjoyable as usual.
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    Should a black belt be given out after only one year of training?

    In Okinawan Karate and Kobudo Shodan (1st Dan) is just a basic understanding of the basics and nothing more also. Also Masters level though its not used like that is typically 7th Dan when someone is issued the grade of Kyoshi not Shihan. Shihan grade is the license for you to be able to teach...
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    Time to buy sai, need advice...

    Sorry picture didn't attach. I found the picture of the sai I was talking about
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    Bowing. in and out of...Everywhere?!

    I have done it before. Especially when I was younger trying to make it a habit.
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    Independent Orgs?

    I am always trying to improve my technique and understanding of it. The better I understand the technique the better it works for me. Don't ever think you can't do better, strive for it and what you think you standard is could be very small compared to what could be.
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    Time to buy sai, need advice...

    When Bill and I get to see each other again hopefully in November I am sure we will shake each others hand and say hey.
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    Independent Orgs?

    Just checked your profile and I understand you thought process better. Being a beginner you have not yet discovered what time does for your skill and knowledge. As one of my Sensei's says there really is not any advanced technique just basics applied differently and better. Good luck with your...
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    Independent Orgs?

    I agree growth is not out goal either just quality and like minded karateka coming together for a common cause.
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    Independent Orgs?

    Normal time frame. Welcome to the martial arts. With my organization because of my rank the vice president position is held by one of my instructors who is a 9th Dan with 45 years in the arts, another gentlemen who also has over 40 years and is also a 9th dan holds a board of directors position...
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