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  1. Robert Carver

    The hybrid of M.A and Internet conduct and behaviour

    Happy to be of assistance, and my sincere apologies for bringing this distasteful matter to your forum.
  2. Robert Carver

    The hybrid of M.A and Internet conduct and behaviour

    You have a peculiar way of showing respect for others, good manners, or proper conduct yourself.
  3. Robert Carver

    Japanese Jujutsu has ground fighting too!

    While kansetsu waza (joint locking techniques) and shime waza (strangulation techniques) have been an integral part of classical Jujutsu, the idea that Osae waza (pinning/holding techniques), at least in a Judo context existed is simply wrong. Kano has said in much of his writings that most of...
  4. Robert Carver

    Hi I'm Dan

    Interesting. We have a Nin over at BudoSeek, but his IP address shows he is in France. Just glad that Soke C hasn't bothered to join us over there. :rolleyes:
  5. Robert Carver

    BRUCE CALKINS & US MARINE CORP

    bushi jon: The LINE program came into existence in the late 1980's. When I was at Parris Island, I was on the Parris Island Rifle and Pistol Team (1987) and served with the creator of the LINE program, then Staff Sergeant Ronald Donvito. SSgt Donvito claimed to be a brown belt in Shotokan...
  6. Robert Carver

    BRUCE CALKINS & US MARINE CORP

    Thanks Gunny for chiming in! I figured this thread would not keep you away for long!
  7. Robert Carver

    BRUCE CALKINS & US MARINE CORP

    I figured it was a service related translation error. ;) My wife is a US Coast Guard CPO and sometimes she says stuff that sounds real familiar to this former Jarhead, only to realize that the Coast Guard has a slightly different definition. BTW, be careful over there!
  8. Robert Carver

    BRUCE CALKINS & US MARINE CORP

    Rick: There might be some confusion over the term CCX with regard to Marine Corps Boot Camp. CCX stands for "Combat Conditioning Exercise" (remember X in the Marine lexicon means "exercise", like CAX "Combined Arms Exercise"), but it is not a particular "school" offered at Parris Island or...
  9. Robert Carver

    BRUCE CALKINS & US MARINE CORP

    One of our moderators over on BudoSeek made the following points. He is a current active duty Marine Gunnery Sergeant. As I mentioned in my previous post, I was on active duty in the Marine Corps during this time frame. I was also stationed at Parris Island only a year following Mr. Culkins...
  10. Robert Carver

    BRUCE CALKINS & US MARINE CORP

    I was in the Corps from 79-92 and went through boot camp at MCRD San Diego just prior to Mr. Calkins' supposed stint in my Corps. Naturally I was interested in learning a little more about the close combat the Marine Corps taught while I was in since I was already a martial artist. I learned...
  11. Robert Carver

    Possible Assination Attempt on President Bush

    For a hand grenade, ours or in the case of this recent event, a Russian one, 100 feet is a LONG way. Killing radius of a hand grenade is approximately 5 meters (15 feet) and the wounding radius goes back to just over 10 meters (if I remember correctly). So there was very little chance that he...
  12. Robert Carver

    Enough is Enough

    No problem! That's why we come to places like this is to learn something new. One other thing to keep in mind is that Shorin is likely the reading of the Chinese characters for Shaolin. However, unlike English and most other languages, Chinese & Japanese characters for Shaolin are not literally...
  13. Robert Carver

    Enough is Enough

    Thank you for the correction! I even looked back in my reference material to make sure I had not lost my mind, but I must have been laughing about the "L" business and forgot to type the "temple" part. ;) One thing that you might note. Shorin is not Japanese for Shaolin, but it is Japanese...
  14. Robert Carver

    Fusho-Satori-Ryu

    OMG! This wouldn't be another case of not being able to pronounce the L would it? :rolleyes:
  15. Robert Carver

    Enough is Enough

    Ah, not quite. Shaolin in Mandarin means "Young Forest". Shorin means "Small Forest", "Young Forest" or "Pine Forest" (all three are pronouced shorin). The Japanese reading for the Chinese characters for Shaolin is "Shorin-ji". So "Shorin" is the Japanese pronounciation of "xxx forest" and not...
  16. Robert Carver

    Western 10th Degrees. Fake or legit?

    Honestly, I am pretty sure that I would not have to see this guy in person to know he is full of it. The amount of BS in the Bio sent enough warning flags for me to seriously doubt his credibility. While it would be difficult for me to pick out my favorite BS, these two would have to run as my...
  17. Robert Carver

    Western 10th Degrees. Fake or legit?

    Robert: Just for clarification, this David G. Castro does NOT hold any rank, title or certification from the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation or the United States Martial Arts Federation. It is possible he a member of one or both organizations (we are checking, but anyone can join), but...
  18. Robert Carver

    Quick Jujutsu belt question

    Harder edge... maybe "more intense" would be a better description. Basically, many Aikido dojo when they apply a joint lock will only apply it minimally, and then uke falls down. Many of the locks tend to be loose, and there is opportunity for uke to escape. In Jack's dojo (and mine), when a...
  19. Robert Carver

    Quick Jujutsu belt question

    Robyn: In the classical Jujutsu ryu of old, belts were not given. Rather, practitioners received licenses at various levels indicating their level of proficiency or scrolls (mokoruku). It was after the creation of the belt system by Kano Jigoro that Jujutsu ryu began to adopt the "Dan-I"...
  20. Robert Carver

    Koshiki-No-Kata

    Same here! Learning the kata was one of the most valuable tools I have ever been exposed to. My Judo effectiveness increased dramatically as a result. I would guess that if more Judoka learned at least the Nage no Kata and Katame no kata, the level of Judo would go up considerably! Too bad that...
  21. Robert Carver

    Why a white judo gi is better?!

    Also remember the time period we are talking about. Japan was just entering the "modern era" and was making an attempt throughout their culture to throw off their class distinction in all areas. The abolishment of the warrior class (bushi) was just part of that process. However, those that had...
  22. Robert Carver

    Why a white judo gi is better?!

    I was going to add this to the original blue judogi thread, but it would have gotten lost in the traffic. A LONG time ago, I read in a book that the reason why Kano Sensei came up with a standard uniform for the practice of Kodokan Judo was to remove class distinction. Prior to this, Jujutsu...
  23. Robert Carver

    Kodokan vs. Budokan

    For once, we are in total agreement! ;)
  24. Robert Carver

    Kodokan vs. Budokan

    No ACE, I stated "To us folks that have been doing Judo for several decades, there is really only one Judo, and that is Kodokan Judo." The operative word is "IS" not "WAS". Jikishin ryu is an extinct ryu is Jujutsu, and just because some people in Europe and a couple of folks here in the US...
  25. Robert Carver

    Kodokan vs. Budokan

    Thank you Steve. :)
  26. Robert Carver

    Judo: Sport or martial art?

    Oh I am relaxed Jack, Alice, Patrick and Keelhaulhim. IP Address 18.51.2.19 - Host name: SCI09.MIT.EDU = Patrick Skerry IP Address 18.51.2.19 - Host name: SCI09.MIT.EDU = Alice Knowles Having an identity crisis are we? Everyone here has been upfront with who they are, their...
  27. Robert Carver

    Judo: Sport or martial art?

    Can you believe it? On the Kodokans own website are photos of Japanese Judoka NOT ONLY wearing the blue judogi (not gi, judogi) but also wearing sweatsuits, just like lowly athletes! http://www.budoseek.net/temp/photo.jpg http://www.budoseek.net/temp/photo2.jpg...
  28. Robert Carver

    Judo: Sport or martial art?

    I never said that the AJJF accepted the Golden Score based on that sentence or from any other source. Unlike you, I don't make wild-arsed speculation based on jibberish or hearsay. I stated that the AJJF must have had some input since they AGREED to the proposal for the design of the new...
  29. Robert Carver

    Judo: Sport or martial art?

    Read it again Jack... Explanation and presentation on screen regarding the design and functions of the new scoreboard proposal agreed upon by the IJF Sports and Refereeing Commission members, AJJF and SEIKO Company ... The new scoreboard proposal was agreed upon by the AJJF. So they...
  30. Robert Carver

    Judo: Sport or martial art?

    I can't read Japanese, but I sure as heck see a lot of pictures of folks in blue judogi! Proven wrong again Jack!
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