Advice please: Te Jutsu, Ken Jutsu, Kobudo, etc - etc
I know sweet FA about Japanese martial arts and after some searching here at Bullshido and Google Fu, I don't seem to have much to go on when assessing the following NZ school/Teacher.
Theres a link below that rings a few alarm bells, and I have a mate who is all about waving sharp things around and going to weekend camps. Before he hands over his cash - and stops getting my ear about this...
First , has anyone trained with this mob - feedback?
Second, does anyone know of Ray Potrer and if he's legit. There seems to be a lot "Dans" getting thrown around.
If I've been a search 'tard my apologies. Direction from those more knowledgeable contributors in the Japanese space would be appreciated.
I need no research at all - one look at that web page is all I need to recommend you stay away from these guys.
Lots of red flags.
None of this says anything good. Play to play organizations and no real art names. The art names don't meaning anything -- they're just generic. "Karate" could mean anything. And the few pictures I see don't look good at all.
Certified as Grandmaster – Asian Grand Masters Society
Registered as Soke – International Soke Council and World Organisation of Martial Arts
Inducted into the International Martial Arts Times magazine Black Belt Hall of Fame 2009 Instructor of the Year
10th Dan Te-Jutsu
6th Dan Karate
6th Dan Ken-jutsu
5th Dan Kobu-jutsu
NZ Representative for:
International Martial Arts
Federation - Europe
and World Organisation of
Martial Arts - USA
Soke council == bullshido at its worst. Steer far clear of this bozo.
If you are interested in JSA, here is the NZ Kendo Federation website and in particular here is the contact page for iaido under that federation.
Many thanks - yes he looked sketchy as hell, just wanted to get the beta from those more knowledgeable on Japanese arts before I cried bullshit.
@NeilG, cheers for the link.
Yeah, don't even bother with him. It looks and smells like bullshido.
Originally Posted by Hexe
Be nice if there was a kobudo organization like there that's like the Dog Brothers.
I'd love to learn me some full contact sparring with the tonfa.
I made a video of this match from last weekend:
Originally Posted by Smoke
In the early days of the Dog Brothers, there were Kobudo folks with tonfas and nunchaku and whatnot. They didn't do so well. Aside from the training (usually kata only), the footwork doesn't seem well suited for weapon fighting.
I dig the Hawaiin shirts - Boo-Yaa Tribe meets Kendo.
I'm wondering if these guys warrant a bit of a prod - MABS investigation - ask some questions? Kiwis are usually a fairly pragmatic and down to earth bunch, this just seems offensive. I'll have a go and cut my teeth on this if others more experienced BS persons think its worthwile. I've found some other dubious operators with links to him - weird associations of other try-hards that seem to gravitate to one another.
Wasting my time? Or do NZ MA's need a looking at?
Last edited by Hexe; 5/04/2011 8:53pm at .
Iaijutsu is the only one of those terms translated properly; everything else is... badly done. Stay far away.
Drawing and cutting in one motion
Blocking and counter striking techniques
Close quarter knife techniques
Combative drawing methods
Pre arranged partner training
Solo training exercises
Go there instead.
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