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by laurie
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Non Martial Arts Talk
Topic: Go Kan Ryu
Replies: 24
Views: 68878

Re: Go Kan Ryu

Being so elitist surely couldn't have helped you guys recruit new people or even seem inviting to people to want to try karate. Without having any horse in this race, might it be possible that recruitment isn't high on the list of priorities for the society? It seems that WH's society is focussed o...
by laurie
Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:58 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Shiai in Wado context
Replies: 2
Views: 6663

Re: Shiai in Wado context

Well if no-one else has any thoughts to share, I'll share mine. Note that I am not an instructor and haven't competed much at all. Competition fills many roles. One of those is as a showcase to the outside world and a means to encourage and inspire the next generation to take up the reins and contri...
by laurie
Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Stretching
Replies: 6
Views: 11306

Re: Stretching

Hi,
This page (http://www.martialartsplanet.com/forums ... hp?t=89245) has some useful information. The embedded video has been deleted but can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxokaEvKnD8
by laurie
Sun Oct 13, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Internal Power
Replies: 174
Views: 194053

Re: Internal Power

Hi Bob, The links to the videos are obsolete - you can find them (and more) here: http://www.youtube.com/user/Upyu The specific exercises mentioned in the posts are these: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBV1nfpthUE&list=PL3B50D9C75304056E&feature=player_detailpage and http://www.youtube.com/...
by laurie
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Moving up in ranks
Replies: 40
Views: 58723

Re: Moving up in ranks

Hi Bob, ... Where am I going with this? Basically that there is Kuden. There is also Gokui but that is from koryu. Gokui are secret teaching of various koryu groups. Wado does not have gokui. We are modern budo. Shindo Yoshin ryu has gokui. I have no clue what they are and Toby Threadgill is not cou...
by laurie
Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Moving up in ranks
Replies: 40
Views: 58723

Re: Moving up in ranks

Hi Igor, I'm afraid that I disagree with the statement above. I guess I need to clarify... I don't really care if people wear a black belt after only a few months of training. I don't value my own black belt high enough to care. As far as I'm concerned, everyone can wear any belt they like. That sa...
by laurie
Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:40 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Moving up in ranks
Replies: 40
Views: 58723

Re: Moving up in ranks

Hi Oneya, I was meaning that places that are honest about what they do and offer, that don't pretend to be anything more than a place for fun for kids and adults, have a place in society - not as a place to learn Wado Ryu or to fly under the Wado banner (as this would violate the requirement to be h...
by laurie
Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:09 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Moving up in ranks
Replies: 40
Views: 58723

Re: Moving up in ranks

But I still respect the choices of others. Hi Igor, I'm afraid that I disagree with the statement above. The difference is that the CEO of McDonald's isn't brainwashing their burger flippers into thinking that (s)he is as skilled as the head chef of el Bulli or telling them that they will walk out ...
by laurie
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:48 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Moving up in ranks
Replies: 40
Views: 58723

Re: Moving up in ranks

What constitutes a McDojo? And why would they have more blackbelts? My understanding that the term "McDojo" related to the 'franchise model' that certain karate associations (*cough* GKR *cough*) operate - you sign up; pay a lot of money; become a black belt a few months later; then go op...