What style name would I use?

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Since its getting close to time for me to graduate I'm going to get back into martial arts since I actually have a dependable car again. I'm going to take shotokan again and train in the mornings on tuesday and thursdays while in school. And then on Saturday I'm going back to the korean style Pasaryu and learn it if they have a noon class.

So I'm going to cross train and blend the styles. Now my question is if I wanted to teach the blended styles of both shotokan, and pasaryu what would I call it? I know a lot of work would go into what to keep, and what to leave out as far as what is contained in each.

Any help is appreciated.
 

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You're putting the cart before the horse. First develop some skill. Then figure out how you're going to balance your training. Then integrate it. Then decide if your ego demands that you give it a name.
 

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You're putting the cart before the horse. First develop some skill. Then figure out how you're going to balance your training. Then integrate it. Then decide if your ego demands that you give it a name.


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You're putting the cart before the horse. First develop some skill. Then figure out how you're going to balance your training. Then integrate it. Then decide if your ego demands that you give it a name.

And this is why you go by Tellner, because you Tellner it like it is. :)
 

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Good advice from Tellner.

But lets say you don't listen to him.

Please don't add up made up words.

Please do not use another culture's words unless you know exactly what you are using.

Be prepared to face harsh criticism.

That is what I have learned from watching people create their own styles.
 

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Don't worry or even think about teaching at this point. Focus only on your training, self improvement and getting all you can from your chosen arts.
 

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Since its getting close to time for me to graduate I'm going to get back into martial arts since I actually have a dependable car again. I'm going to take shotokan again and train in the mornings on tuesday and thursdays while in school. And then on Saturday I'm going back to the korean style Pasaryu and learn it if they have a noon class.

So I'm going to cross train and blend the styles. Now my question is if I wanted to teach the blended styles of both shotokan, and pasaryu what would I call it? I know a lot of work would go into what to keep, and what to leave out as far as what is contained in each.

Any help is appreciated.

Ignore these guys, they're just jealous because they don't have your experience and insight.

I think you should call it Pasakan. It keeps everything of value from your years of training, and throws away everything you don't need, which I'm assuming is your goal for your art. That way people will know right from the get where you are coming from.

You could call it Shotoryu, but that just sounds ridiculous, and you don't want people to get the wrong idea.


-Rob
 

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I would say, call it martial arts training and don't bother with trying be the next Bruce Lee
 

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Don't really need to worry about coming up with a new name. Sticking with calling it, Shotokan, and Pasaryu, should be sufficient.
 

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Don't really need to worry about coming up with a new name. Sticking with calling it, Shotokan, and Pasaryu, should be sufficient.


You guys just don't get it.

Somebody else already called their art Shotokan and Pasaryu. Do you think they made it up on the spot? They were just ripping off what someone else had already taught them and calling it their own work.

At least this guy is going to get rid of all the dead weight. He's doing a service to the martial arts community. He deserves to give what he's doing a new name.

I've been thinking about this, and I think I was wrong before. Don't call it Pasakan.

You should call it Patosaryu.

-Rob
 

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What is wrong with calling it The Art of Dave? :) Don't worry about everyone taking the mickey, if this is your long term goal go for it. Put the time in and work towards it, remembering that your long term goals may change. What ever you do though if you do come through the other end and start this thing don't really call it the Art of Dave!
 

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I'm pretty sure more went into the naming of Shotokan, than someone coming to an internet forum and asking others what they thought it should be called.
 

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I'm pretty sure more went into the naming of Shotokan, than someone coming to an internet forum and asking others what they thought it should be called.

How can you be so sure? I am not a shotokan guy but my understanding (informed by a super quick google search) is that Shoto was just Funakoshi's pen name (something about pine needles in the wind) and kan means building. So if we are to assume that Dave is the next Funakoshi and we are expecting the same level of creativity in the naming of their art he should call his style "The Art of Dave is within this Building"

Perhaps if the internet was around in Funakoshi's time he might have seen something on Wikipedia or on one of his mates Facebook status's that would have inspired a more interesting name for Shotokan. Who knows he might have even been a regular contributor on martial talk and instead of inventing his style became too pre-occupied with arguing whether it is true that all fights go to the ground or became too distracted playing blackjack in the casino section.
 

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When did "ryu" become Korean?

It's not, but it is common for Koreans alive during the Japanese occupation to continue to use the terminology they learned then. Possibly 'pasaryu' is the result of such a union.
 

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