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by blackcat
Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: (Wado and) Okinawan Karate
Replies: 4
Views: 21222

Re: (Wado and) Okinawan Karate

Hi Class I think the author of that article is away with the fairies. I heard there might be a translation of Hiroshi Kinjo's last book coming soon so that will be far more reliable. In the meantime, I recommend Andreas Quast's writing to everyone who will listen - he has really done some excellent ...
by blackcat
Tue Oct 06, 2015 2:26 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Wado-Kai Karatedo Textbook - Kata Section (Vol. I)
Replies: 8
Views: 17414

Re: Wado-Kai Karatedo Textbook - Kata Section (Vol. I)

I think it is a really nice text book. There is some Japanese English in there for good measure (and the culprit has confessed too!) but most of it has been translated by a professional translator who was also a practicing karateka in Arakawa sensei's dojo. There is a kihon gumite book in production...
by blackcat
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Gary's lone wolf howlin'
Replies: 7
Views: 10078

Re: Gary's lone wolf howlin'

Hi Reg Having seen that thread previously I am inclined to agree they are barking up the wrong tree completely. If people want to approach their Wado karate that way my view is they would make far more progress switching to a traditional Okinawan style of karate rather than trying to re-engineer Wad...
by blackcat
Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Otsuka sensei during WWII
Replies: 3
Views: 6143

Re: Otsuka sensei during WWII

Hi Frank,

Not in the military no, he was too old by then.

Ben
by blackcat
Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Wadoworld
Replies: 4
Views: 6911

Re: Wadoworld

Are you talking about the magazine? If so I think it suffered the curse of the 'Six Issues'. Ben Pollock's excellent Wado Journal also folded at six issues. Koshiki No Te didn't make it that far (as far as I know). Tim Shaw Essex UK Magazine are hard work though, really, they need lots of advertisi...
by blackcat
Tue May 13, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: Article by Kano: "Jujutsu and the origins of Judo" (1887)
Replies: 10
Views: 12166

Re: Article by Kano: "Jujutsu and the origins of Judo" (1887

I believe this article has been quite influential and could still be. http://judoinfo.com/kano6.htm Jujutsu and the origins of Judo By Jigoro Kano and T. Lindsay, 1887 (Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan, Volume 15) It tries to sum up the most important stuff about jujutsu history. It als...
by blackcat
Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: New Wado Book
Replies: 12
Views: 17867

Re: New Wado Book

shep wrote:I'm half way through Ben. Great book. Did I read that there is another offering in the pipeline?

Shep
Shep,

Thanks, glad you are enjoying it. Yes, I think I did write something about a second book, but it is someway off yet.

Ben
by blackcat
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: New Wado Book
Replies: 12
Views: 17867

Re: New Wado Book

Thanks to those who have bought it so far and I hope you enjoy it. One person emailed me today to say they got it yesterday and stayed up into the small hours to read it in one go. I don't think there is anything controversial in the book (sorry to disappoint) just lots of original information which...
by blackcat
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:02 pm
Forum: Wado Talk
Topic: New Wado Book
Replies: 12
Views: 17867

New Wado Book

Just published this week, Karate Wadoryu:from Japan to West , explores the history and development of our method of karate as well as touching on Shotokan /JKA, Shitoryu and Gojuryu. Contents page can be seen in the preview: http://www.lulu.com/shop/ben-pollock/karate-wad%C5%8Dryu-from-japan-to-the-...
by blackcat
Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Events and Reports
Topic: JKF Wadokai seminar and Dan grading
Replies: 0
Views: 34484

JKF Wadokai seminar and Dan grading

Shimura Koichi sensei (plus a further guest instructor - tbc) will be giving a seminar in Manchester over the weekend of 2/3/4 May 2014. A JKF Wadokai Dan grading is also scheduled to be held on the Saturday. Please use the contact page on the website link below to register or request further detail...