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  1. Danjo

    Does Size Matter?

    I just read an article by Charles C. Goodin where he discussed the pros and cons of having many students versus a few students. He pointed out that the masters of old usually only had a few students at a time and had very few senior students to carry on the art. Clearly the idea of having...
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    Concepts Without Combinations?

    There are some that claim that it is not neccessary to teach forms or pre-set techniques or combinations in order to teach an art, but to me that sounds iffy at best. How would one teach the underlying concept of a martial art without teaching combinations that epitomize those concepts?
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    Masters Magazine

    This months Masters Magazine features GM Clarence Emperado Luna and Kenneth Funakoshi being interviewed. Funakoshi talks about his early training in Kempo/Kajukenbo under Sijo Emperado and how rough it was. GM Clarence, talks about Kajukenbo also and the direction that he feels it should take...
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    Bruce Tegner

    Well, here's the new thread so that jukado1 can participate/interfere(?) Please answer the question that has been posed to you if you indeed know the answer: Did Bruce Tegner actually train with the organization that gave him the rank in Karate or did he merely get by via imitating the 8mm...
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    What happened?

    What happened to the last week's worth of posts?
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    Realism in Training

    What is the best way to train for a fight? Not a contest, but a real fight in the real world. Like Socrates used to do before getting too far into his debates with the Sophists, let's define our terms: 1) The first definition that I have of "Fight" is being attacked without provocation...
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    GGM Charles Gaylord Passes

    I am sad to announce that Kajukenbo GGM Charles Gaylord passed away today after a brief illness. One of the pioneers in the Kaju world. Sad day.
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    MA Schools in Long Beach, CA?

    Friend of mine is looking for a good place for his boys to train in Long Beach, CA. NO McDOJOS!!! They are not, repeat, NOT looking to get their kids to black belt before the age of 16-18 years old. Just solid training. Not particular about the style. Traditional is fine. Suggestions?
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    The Paths To Perfection

    "It is doubtful that anyone truly understands the "One True Way" of strategy, and certainly no one completely embodies it. However, warlords must have some grasp of strategy and they must teach it to their warriors, despite their own limited grasp. There is no one way to mastery, whichever way a...
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    Chin Na

    I've read quite a bit about the "art" of "Chin Na" in the various Chinese MAs. It involves grappling in the various ranges. However, it doesn't seem to usually be separated into a distinct art the way that Aikido or Judo is. It always seems to be blended with a striking art and is found in most...
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    How do you Handle the New "Tough" Guys or Crazies?

    Every so often we get someone coming in that wants to punch the crap out of people without any restraint. They love to go against the lower belts and wail away. Now I'm not talking about "challenge matches" etc., but guys who sign up for class and just like to hurt people. We've had two in...
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    Timing

    Leo Fong just wrote an article that I found interesting. I also happen to agree with it. Here it is: TIMING: Someone once said, “Timing is everything!” As I look back and look ahead, I totally agree. Whether it be in business, martial arts, relationships and many other...
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    Falling to the Level of Your Training

    When the chips are down, what do you think is the most important element in your survival: 1) Your training, 2) Your conditioning, 3) Your mindset, 4) Something else? I separated training from conditioning for a reason. By training, I mean the skill-set that you have developed from your...
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    One Strike One Kill in Karate but not Kenpo.

    In an article on Kata in the latest Classical Fighting Arts magazine, there was someting quite interesting mentioned. The article titled: The History and Evolution of Karate-Do Kata , by Harry Cook says: "According to Chomo Hanashiro's student Hiroshi Kinjo, (born in Shuri, Okinawa in 1919)...
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    How do you see yourself?

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    How do you see yourself?

    Throughout history people have trained to fight for various reasons. Soldiers trained to fight in battle, guards trained to protect people or places, policemen trained to apprehend others, gladiators and Olympians would train for sporting reasons, bouncers etc. etc. Each would train for the type...
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    Kenpo Hands

    The phrase "Kenpo/Kempo Hands" has been used by various practitioners for years. I have a video with that title by Larry Tatum and also by Nick Cerio. However, they are quite different in application, though both are using multiple hand striking. I've seen the lightning-fast strikes by some that...
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    Mr. Parker Through the Years.

    This is from a question raised on another forum. I thought it'd be a good one to ask here of some people that actually trained with Ed Parker over the years. There have been several videos of Mr. Parker put on the net of late showing him from the early 1960's through the last years of his...
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    Kosho E Lessons

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    Kosho E Lessons

    Here's a fun one for you all.: http://www.koshoelessons.com/ I guess since Juchnik learned everything from sitting down and talking with Mitose, he's comfortable with this approach. Look at the bottom of the page and you can also learn Gracie JJ, Submission Grappling and Escrima online too...
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    Now I've Seen Everything.

    In the latest issue of Black Belt Magazine, there is an article where Steve Demasco (Of USSD fame) and his cohort Charlie Mattera (Also of USSD) will be getting together with Aikido movie star Steven Seagal and the Shaolin Abbot to determine who will be the next Shaolin monk in a reality show...
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    What is Kenpo Good For?

    We're hearing things all the time about how Kenpo/Kempo is or isn't street effective etc. The same is true of every MA out there. The answers from practitioners range from: "Heck yeah this is street effective as is!" to "Not really, but I do it for the love of the art." to "Well, it's good for...
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    Safety VS. Effectiveness

    Here's a question: How would you balance safety/defense with effectiveness/offense in training and fighting? We can see that in nearly every situation that the people trained to do dangerous jobs are given training that is designed to maximize their safety, but also allow them to be effective...
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    Effectiveness VS. Safety

    Here's a question: How would you balance safety/defense with effectiveness/offense in training and fighting? We can see that in nearly every situation that the people trained to do dangerous jobs are given training that is designed to maximize their safety, but also allow them to be effective...
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    Ed Parker and Kicking

    Well, I just watched and old episode of the Lucy Show with Ed Parker as a "Judo Karate" student demonstrating kenpo for Lucy and Viv, Well, he looked pretty good until it came time for him to demonstrate various kicks. MAN his kicks looked bad! I mean, I've seen Ed Parker do some awesome things...
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    Movies Influence on the Martial Arts

    How many people got into the martial arts due to the influence of movies or television? I know I did. For me it was David Carradine's Kung Fu series and the Octagon with Chuck Norris. It seems that I've read that many were influenced by the Samurai movies in the 50's, Bruce Lee was obviously...
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    Distance Training Doesn't Work

    Distance learning doesn't work unless you've already trained in the material live. At least this is true of the techniques. Kata, you can probably learn via video. Let me tell you about my experience with this: Last night I started training at Prof. John Bishop's Kajukenbo Academy. It was GREAT...
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    Distance Learning Doesn't Work

    Distance learning doesn't work unless you've already trained in the material live. At least this is true of the techniques. Kata, you can probably learn via video. Let me tell you about my experience with this: Last night I started training at Prof. John Bishop's Kajukenbo Academy. It was...
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    Parker Letter on Tracy's Site

    This is mainly for Doc Chapel, but obviously anyone is welcome to respond. I just read the letter from GM Parker on GM Tracy's website regarding his time training with Mitose. He says that he exchanged a great deal of martial art knowledge over many years. I was under the impression taht he...
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    Shotokan: How many Different Organizations?

    I am curious as to how many different Shotokan organizations there are. If anyone knows, what are the differences and do they teach the same basic art?
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