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    Go Kan Ryu, the rape of Karate

    Go Kan Ryu was founded in 1984, in South Australia, by Robert Sullivan. He was, at the time, a 2nd Dan in Goju. He is now a 7th Dan Kancho and making an awful lot of money.
    Go Kan Ryu is big and growing fast. It's primary presence is Aus and UK, but the incursion into the US has begun. It is famous for it's high pressure door to door sales tactics, it's pyramid shaped management structure and it's use of low grades as branch instructors. Intructors who are ranked below 1st Dan wear a black and white belt to conceal their true rank.
    Information on grading requirements can be found here:
    http://www.fortunecity.com/skyscrape...t/1693/id4.htm
    but don't let those steep requirements stop you, they also have a direct entry instructor training program. No prior experience required:
    http://www.gkrkarate.org/pages/career/careerl.html
    GKR focuses on non-contact point fighting and 'self-defense'. One online sensei has argued against full contact training asking 'Which would you prefer, to get beaten up a thousand times in training, or once in the street?'
    Oh, yes, one more reason they're famous, Gokan means rape in Japanese.
    Visit the official GKR website here:
    http://www.gkrkarate.com/default.asp
    or visit the forums here:
    http://www.gokanryu.info/
    registering is required, but I haven't told them you're coming.

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    Rape as in to rape or getting raped?
    "Its not important to be strong, its just important not to be weak."

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    LOL, you get rep points for the title. But do you mean its been raped or is raping?
    "did Phrost just call me a 'bitch'?"-Omega

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    "but like, it's possible to develop such a level of reflex that you can literally detect someones movements through sensitivity, and block without even thinking"-Apostol

    That's the amazing thing about Ninjas, for sneeky cocksuckers, they are all over the place, like dog **** on your shoe.-Ronin69

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    Isn't that Bob Sullivan guy an actor? I could swear I've seen him on TV or something.


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    Perhaps you mean, Ed Sullivan?

    http://www.timvp.com/sullivan.html

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    No. Close, but . . . no.


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    I spent several years at GKR, and most of the points above are correct. Apart from the translation anyway, that I have no idea on.

    I'm not completely sure, but I think Sullivan is in bad shape at the moment after having cancer of some sort. Shihan Stacey Karetsian or somesuch got promoted I think.

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    I think that's the noun, not the verb, but we need to ask someone with better Japanese.

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    Okay I checked the kanji used on the site and the results are as follows:

    Go as in strength or sturdiness.

    Kan as in perfect or complete

    Ryu as in style.

    No rape.

    Edit: I see where you've picked it up now. Goukan is the verb rape, not go kan.

    Seriously, no sane person would name their school like that anyway, even mcdojos or bullshidos.

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    The kanji for Go and Kan seperately don't mean rape. But Gokan (different kanji, same pronounciation) means rape.

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