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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Fluffers View Post
    Augusta. Born in Atlanta, though. When I go back there every once in awhile, it's like a whole different place from what I remember... A lot bigger, that's for sure.

    And yeah @ Mo_Fo, I'm not even sure if OP was serious or not TBH.
    I see you train Kashima Shinryu? At UGA? I really wanted to train there but was told I had to be a student at UGA. I was disappointed. What's training there like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourT6and2 View Post
    I see you train Kashima Shinryu? At UGA? I really wanted to train there but was told I had to be a student at UGA. I was disappointed. What's training there like?
    Yeah. Pretty good, actually. It's a pretty tight-knit group, but everything has sort of slowed down since Dr. Friday moved to Japan. Nobody is sure when (if) he'll be back. It's all kata (as in the short, two-man kind of kata), pretty typical of koryu... But it's quite "alive" nonetheless.

    I've been mostly doing kirikaeshi at home lately. Things will pick up again for me when I move to Tokyo next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Fluffers View Post
    Yeah. Pretty good, actually. It's a pretty tight-knit group, but everything has sort of slowed down since Dr. Friday moved to Japan. Nobody is sure when (if) he'll be back. It's all kata (as in the short, two-man kind of kata), pretty typical of koryu... But it's quite "alive" nonetheless.

    I've been mostly doing kirikaeshi at home lately. Things will pick up again for me when I move to Tokyo next year.
    Yeah, I spoke to Carl Friday (briefly) a year or two ago right around when he left for Japan. Good luck in Tokyo, it's awesome. Going for work or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourT6and2 View Post
    Yeah, I spoke to Carl Friday (briefly) a year or two ago right around when he left for Japan. Good luck in Tokyo, it's awesome. Going for work or what?
    https://www.iesabroad.org/IES/Progra...reFaculty.html

    As for myself, I'm headed to Tokyo Tech to study computer engineering.

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    It does really depend on how you train. Probably 9 out of 10 so called "Karate" fighters get their asses handed to them on the street because they dont train realistically to meet extreme violence. I dont care what style of martial art you train in.

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    Actual karate, no.

    I did once scare off someone who was giving me trouble by pulling a karate stance...thank **** I DID scare him off because the karate I was doing at the time was the 90% nonfunctional kind involving katas and ritualized compliant drills. I was 13 and didn't know better...

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    Yeah, you might like this.
    http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...ideos/10644_00

    Chris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vieux Normand View Post
    When people who do Karate are successful in defending themselves, it isn't that Karate works.

    It just seems that way.

    The defender only appears to have weathered an attack.

    The assailants only pretend to be hurt enough that the attack stops--or does it just seem to stop?

    So......no, Karate doesn't work.
    First of all, very few of us actually DO karate.
    "We often joke -- and we really wish it were a joke -- that you will only encounter two basic problems with your 'self-defense' training.
    1) That it doesn't work
    2) That it does work"
    -Animal MacYoung

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    and second, the only time I ever used karate to defend myself was when I signed up for these crazy exercise classes back in 1997. Everybody wore white pajamas with colored belts around their waists. They ran around punching and kicking the air, bags, and occasionally went crazy and started doing pompom routines. Then every once in a while they would start punching and kicking ME, so I had to use what I learned watching Star Trek against them.
    "We often joke -- and we really wish it were a joke -- that you will only encounter two basic problems with your 'self-defense' training.
    1) That it doesn't work
    2) That it does work"
    -Animal MacYoung

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    now i'm sad, as i thought that Karate was helping with self defense as well as mindfulness.

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