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    The True History of Wing Chun?

    Most of that research that you would be looking at, what would it have? Yep sources, it would be built on other's work to one degree or another. It's not about being spoon fed and at no point have I indicated that I feel it should be, it's simply makes the conversation flow far easier, lends...
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    The True History of Wing Chun?

    Strawman. Not for one moment have I suggested that anyone should read and accept. In fact one main reason for you showing what your opinion is based on is so that people can examine it critically. Of course you can shoot and run with your opinions but don't expect them to be given much...
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    The True History of Wing Chun?

    Carrying on from my previous point. How does that help complete beginners in the system or those from other backgrounds? Take me for example I'm pretty much completely from Japanese systems. It's basic procedure on most forums and in academia to back up, in some way, any claims like this you...
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    The True History of Wing Chun?

    And how would someone, like myself, who has virtually zero experience in this corroborate all of that? It doesn't go both ways, not if you wish to be taken seriously in any discussion.
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    The True History of Wing Chun?

    Thats not really how it works I'm afraid. You've put that forward so it's your responsibility to back it up. Do you have any sources?
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    What is the best fighting style????

    I wouldn't say that.
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    Kata

    Another point to consider is that kata are at various levels within the "school" so even advanced students (aka not beginners) will undertake new kata. Also they will go back to fundamental kata and be taught deeper meanings that are often contained at higher levels. A kata is not just what you...
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    Kata

    The interpretation of that shu ha ri article is a bit misguided I think. shu ha ri is a continuing process one goes through when studying the kata and the ryu, you don't simply stop studying the kata when you are at "ha".
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    Kata

    One problem with asking Chris to show elements of kata in a simulated attack is that the viewer would need to be familiar with the kata in question, or the type of art, a verbal explanation may not be sufficient and the expression of that kata may only be for an instant or it may be more...
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    Kata

    To highlight what Chris has in mind. The following is from Legacies of the Sword by Karl Friday. keep in mind this will be in relation to old systems of Japanese martial arts.
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    Kata

    Not anymore. Levitate...LEVITATE!!!
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    Kata

    I'd like to hear Gary's input on some of the clips that have been posted. Those arts can be very interesting and looking at the way they transmit the knowledge contained within the school can be a worthwhile discussion.
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    Kata

    I don't know, I liked the smilie that's all. :ultracool Ow look a Dalek. :dalek:
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    Kata

    Chris, Other than the obvious stand out dodgy ones there's one (legit) video in there that's a bit of a trick question, tut tut shame on you. :rules:
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    Written Material for research

    Do you think that is the only reading of the kanji? It's probably best to look at this a bit deeper, there's a knack to this sort of thing.
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    practicing ninjutsu

    Practicing the kata you know, providing you know them well enough, will be of benefit to you as far as Karate goes but be aware that you may be drilling movement that could be counter to what you wish to study latter. If you intend to practice Karate still then you of course still need to...
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    Disrespect? Am I wrong here?

    In this context I think I agree but not in all instances. That is part of it but it is also the part that can lead to blind faith and a lack of critical thinking. Exposure to other methodologies and systems provides a gauge with which to measure not only your training but also yourself...
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    practicing ninjutsu

    You mention cost and that you feel instruction is way to expensive for you. If you want instruction then you will find you might have to make some adjustments, it's a case of looking at your leisure activities and deciding which are most important to you. The same for distance. How far are you...
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    Katana Suggestion?

    Wait. Get yourself in a position where finance and distance is not too much of an issue then look for a teacher, this will require some background reading on your part and perhaps a little bit of networking so that you can find a good teacher. You aren't going to get much out of a book for...
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    Fumon Tanaka - Samurai Fighting Arts?

    Don't listen to him Supra! He's only trying to get rid of it because he's finished using it for fixing the wonky leg on his coffee table. Have this then the next thing you know he'll be "loaning" you his Ashida Kim collection, I hear they are signed editions too.
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    Koryu Bujutsu

    Agreed Steve. The whole thing screams x-kan influenced and the attitude shown by certain people representing that Dojo is appalling for anyone who claims to be linked to a Koryu. Yes everyone has their faults, we all make mistakes, and nobody is perfect but you bloody well make sure your...
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    help me...

    I can call you that all day on Saturday if you like Norm? If you promise not to hurt me too much that is :whip:
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    15th Dan

    You assume that people are chasing rank! Rank is awarded sometimes in can be becuase it is sought and others it's unexpected. I've no doubt there are some out there that do chase rank but I bet there are a lot that don't. Rather than questioing those who have rank I always find it odd that...
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    Koga ryu in japan?

    Could you please tell me how enquiring about one of the schools listed on the site he posted represents a lack of fortitude on our part? The fact is on that site is one school which looks like its trying to show a connection to a very well known, influential and established koryu. Hence...
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    Koga ryu in japan?

    Please drop the condescending attitude here. It wont do you any good and will only lessen what little credibility you have. If you are worried about misrepresenting your school then why post in the first place? I'm not spouting anything off, I have taken the names of those schools from the...
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    Koga ryu in japan?

    Well obviously the truth is getting drowned out by all the evasiveness in your posts. I don’t think anyone took you as the official representative but you do claim to be a student do you not? So you should be able to answer some questions about your style shouldn’t you...
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    Koga ryu in japan?

    Can you please answer a direct question? You haven’t given any proof at all. You’ve insinuated much but proved nothing. You mention these masters you have trained with yet will not name them. You talk about the martial arts you have trained in but haven’t given any...
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    Koga ryu in japan?

    What style of Jujutsu? Who was your teacher? It’s not hard to “meet” Vlad :rolleyes: he does enough seminars etc Again who was your Systema teacher? My teacher will probably of heard of him. Who are these masters you mention? Well you are here so I...
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    Koga ryu in japan?

    Ah different forum same old nonsense! :rolleyes: Ok which historians and how have these claims been verified? Oh riiight! Ok what about the classical Ryu that contain Ninjutsu as part of their teachings? There are still a number of Ryu who’s legitimacy is beyond...
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