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  1. TSDTexan

    The reason that you start a thread discussion

    sometimes its to share thoughts, or to journal. to inform or clarify or to entertain with humor
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    Comment by 'TSDTexan' in 'Blog Closed'

    sad to hear this
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    30 Karate Blackbelts In MMA

    if you go digging... karate was a mixture of different extant arts. Some were rooted firmly in CMA like fukian white crane and pan gai noon, but there was a large amount of stuff that originated in Mui Boran from Siam. Okinawa was a melting pot, due to its primary source of wealth being the...
  4. TSDTexan

    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    Here is a photo from within the Daidokan Dojo that Mutobu eventually built. This was after he moved from Osaka to Tokyo. Notice the packed environment. He did this to train people to flight close in a crowded area. The guys kicking the makiwara would have to pay attention to their surroundings...
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    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    i have way too much Choki Mutobu and Chosei Mutobu stuff. And I consider him a great inspiration. He got in a bit of trouble for his street fighting antics. Which lead to him being dropped as an Itosu student. His family frowned on the matter as he was nobility. But nothing was ever said...
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    Sharing a little knowledge.

    Have to agree..... not many lawyers filling lawsuits back then, and male social norms leaned way more John Wayne. My Master's Teacher gave him his blackbelt for the accomplishment of breaking the teachers rib. No easy feat to do to the guy who knocked out a prime Bill Wallace with a flying...
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    Sharing a little knowledge.

    The way i train with my students. first learn the movements in isolation under direct supervision. solo drill. low speed. about 200x repeat at medium speed again 200 times. then partner drill begins but at a distance apart of 8 to twelve feet. low speed. 50 times. the goal is to learn to...
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    Sharing a little knowledge.

    This is why I love 1 minute bunkai. They always stress authenticity of the attack. Proper penetration and not throwing short or off line in the strike.
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    Sharing a little knowledge.

    Wow... thanks for posting this. its amazing how much overlap from this video JowGa shares with old karate. this was a real treat.
  10. TSDTexan

    Mother...

    i would say that the teenage years tend to bring forth the dormant inner turd-it-tude. puberty is a time of madness. there is a correlation, but not necessarily a causation.
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    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    i wouldn't call it American logic. its really just western civilization, going all the way to Greco-Roman philosophy. The colonists considered themselves Englishmen. But a proper education was still done with Latin. and the methodology was the ancient trivium. "Reading, Writing, Arithmetic"...
  12. TSDTexan

    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    Thus the gulf between Okinawan karate, and Japanese karate vs TKD widens.
  13. TSDTexan

    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    in fact, a lot of it was hands on (literally) knowledge. the teacher took the students limbs or torso and said here.. not there. putting them into the correct position that was called for at that moment. in the old tuidi, tode there were many, and I mean many things that lacked a name. In...
  14. TSDTexan

    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    Choki Motobu kept to the old tuidi/tode high chamber. He didn't chamber at the hip, unlike most of his contemporaries who brought karate to mainland Japan. Notice the attacker (in the partner drill) has the sme high chamber/guard in the left photo. This is a Japanese student of Choki Mutobu...
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    Mother...

    I have buddy, who when he was a teenager really upset his mother. His mother ran a hair salon. She had been a hair stylist for a while. At some beauty contest thing, she won. Her award was a pair of gold plated hair shears. One day he decided to take em. She found out and demanded that he give...
  16. TSDTexan

    Advancing robotics and the coming use in MA

    yeah.. but without the bot pulling guns on ya. etc.
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    Advancing robotics and the coming use in MA

    This is a repost of something JowGaWolf said on another thread, but i am putting it here to draw his attention. @JowGaWolf I think theres a lot more challenges than merely walking down the street without killing a human by a robot here.
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    Advancing robotics and the coming use in MA

    hahhahhahahah. awesome. bleeping awesome.
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    Advancing robotics and the coming use in MA

    While the future hasn't arrived yet, but it is advancing quickly towards us. While my dream of utilizing AI and deep learning to harvest unknown or lost bunkai from the forms or kata of Okinawan karate may be a ways off... yet progress in the seperate & remotely related field of robotics...
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    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    And the functional break in knowledge happens when the forms are changed. For example HikiTe and why people chamber at the hip. When distance was changed, after Okinawan karate had been settled and growing in Japan... misunderstandings developed. There is a nonsensical idea that continues to...
  21. TSDTexan

    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    And this failure of representation in the solo forms is because people (in most trditions) were not taught the two man drills that comprise the form. Patrick McCarthy actually went on at length that kata was supposed to be more like a mnemonic device to help retain what you were already taught...
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    Funny spoof on street fighter

    oh noes... just found this one.... its over the top.
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    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    Quite a few Shotokan stylists know seipei. Its just not "official". Here is a Shotokan's expertise on practical bunkai discussing seipei.
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    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    Axe kick found in Seipei and Seisan kata. Although, a number of Shotokan places teach mae Geri in the locations that the axe kick was located with Seipai kata. But in the 60s and 70s Shotokan had axe kicks in these two. It was muted, never very "in your face". Only knowing or skillfull eyes...
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    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    We understand. Legal notice: the use of the word "We" in this statement, is to NOT mean any reference to MT users other than TSDTEXAN. Tsdtexan may be alternately refer to tsdtexan(s), but only if such occurrences happen within 1 (single) human male age 45, who being born in Texas, now resides...
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    Funny spoof on street fighter

    and of course my boy wins.
  27. TSDTexan

    White Crane?

    While I see a lot of wingchun in this at the beginning, towards the end, I see a lot of fujian white crane /bahe quan methods. Was wondering if anyone here who is fluent enough to tell me more about this sifu. watching the video was a masterclass, and I learned alot, even though there only...
  28. TSDTexan

    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    kata the bedrock. it gives rise to the other two. kihon and kumite are derived from kata. but all three together form the core of karate. and i would agree with the old masters about makiwara, as being essential too. If i ever have a headstone, this is what i want on it. If your jissen or...
  29. TSDTexan

    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    I must wholeheartedly agree. This isn't a hobby. The better term is "lifestyle". It is a way of living life. A hobby is done for fun and entertainment. That is not why karate was developed and released to the public by Anko Itosu. Karate is primarily a means of improving the quality of life...
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    Karate is kata, kata is karate

    TKD is Karate's redheaded stepchild. We cannot be sure which happened first, 1. Karate disowned it, or 2.TKD filled for emancipation, and told karate..."you dead to me, old man".
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