Newer Japanese based systems

donald

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Where do these newer "traditional" styles stand in the traditional circles? I am speaking of the Oyama off shoots, and the like. Are they considered traditional by the hard core old school, or upstarts? Do they consider themselves "traditional" ?

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arnisador

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I'd consider them fairly traditional (in their approach), but I don't know what others would say.
 

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Try to look at this web site:

http://koryu.com/index.html


You'll find there's a great deal in difference between traditional japanese MA, and modern japanese MA. I feel that it boils down to personal differences on which to choose.

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Originally posted by arnisador

In this sense, no karate is traditional JMA.

Jeps.

And there are people that don't think that karate is japanese.
But I cann't follow that discussion.

/Yari
 
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meltdown51

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Karate is not Japanese
It is Okinawan
It originated in Okinawa then Gichin Funakoshi (The originator of Shotokan) brought it over to Japan. I believe in 1922


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In my opinion, original karate is Okinawan but not Japanese, having developed when the Ryukyus were at least technically another country (who would call a lei or luau or hula an American tradition?), but of course there are now Japanese styles (Shotokan, Wado, etc.).
 
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Originally posted by meltdown51


It originated in Okinawa then Gichin Funakoshi (The originator of Shotokan) brought it over to Japan. I believe in 1922


Joe

Motobu Choki 1921.
 
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