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  1. cualltaigh is offline
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    Posted On:
    11/03/2011 6:10pm


     Style: BJJ, MMA, JJJ

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    We had a yonkyu (green belt) who came back after about four years away, totally unfit and didn't remember a lot of the syllabus. He started as a white belt and is working his way back through the gradings (not paying for them again, just re-earning his belts). We also had a shodan (from the parent ryu) who started with us after about 15 years off. He trained in his black belt and has worked his way through to nidan (over a number of years). They were both very upfront with their situations and there was never an issue with it for either of them.
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    11/03/2011 6:33pm


     Style: Aikijujutsu

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    I would suggest running through the kata, one after another, and see how you feel about them. Sure sparring is important, but shotokan is pretty keen on their kata, if you can rattle through them cleanly with a lot of snap and focus, cool, if its a bit vague, not so cool. If its cool you can join as a shodan with out of practise sparring, if its not cool, then do as monkeyman says, and have a breaking in period.
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    Posted On:
    11/03/2011 7:33pm

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    KitKat.. I meant to ask before however which organisation are you joining ?
    "To sin by silence when one should protest makes cowards out of men".

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    11/04/2011 2:10pm


     Style: Trad Ju Jitsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Ape View Post
    KitKat.. I meant to ask before however which organisation are you joining ?
    Agreed. I was wondering (just out curiosity, it's not like I know much about it).
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    12/05/2011 7:38pm


     Style: Shotokan/Shorin Ryu

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    I was out of Martial Arts for 13 yrs .I came back in 2008 . When I signed up at a Shotokan Dojo I explained the situation to the sensei , I had been a Nidan in my past life lol And I told him I will gladly start at ground zero if that what he required . I was in reasonably good shape because I substituted Body Building in lieu of the Martial Arts .True I was rusty as hell in Karate but the Sensei started me off as a shodan which was fine . It took me about a year to get the rust off and relearn the Kata and get the stamina going but now its been three years I graded for Nidan and I feel great true I'll never be what I could have been if I had stayed the 13 yrs but such as life and Im also 53 now. Point is I didnt care about grade .I left it in the Sensei's hand and would have started as a white belt but not competed at that level because after 6 months the muscle memory started to come back so I found myself in the 45+ Black Belt Division Competition . Surprisingly I didnt fare too bad considering I was competing against guys who never took a break and too tell you I won every match or every Kata Competition would be BS but I have had alot of fun competing and getting the skill set up . Osu
    Move along citizen ,nothing to see here !!!!!
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    Posted On:
    12/26/2011 1:53pm


     Style: Kissaki Kai/Shotokan/BJJ

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    I had a long layoff from Shotokan when I was working Full time and going to school first time. Did some mma and jiu jitsu during the 10 year break. It was great to come back. My school changed to Kissaki Kai. Still Shotokan base but with more sparring and jiu jitsu/Judo. It was great. Started as a white belt. Took about a year to really get back.


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    Posted On:
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     Style: Kenkojuku Karate, Judo

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I would talk to the instructor and ask to wear a white belt myself, but it's ultimately the instructor's decision and there are legitimate reasons for you to wear your rank.

    It's a visual warning for all the other students to not take you too lightly (no sandbagging the white belts) and for the black belts to push you.

    If you're embarrassed to wear a black belt while your skills are in a degraded state, it should provide you with plenty of incentive to train hard and get back into shape.

    P.S. Good luck, and maybe invest in a good quality sports brace for your knee.
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    Posted On:
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     Style: TSD, Karate & Kickboxing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ho Ho Fcuk You ! View Post
    KitKat.. I meant to ask before however which organisation are you joining ?
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    Agreed. I was wondering (just out curiosity, it's not like I know much about it).
    This is the association. After Enoeda Sensei passed, a group decided to leave the JKA and form their own association.

    Bit of a pity at the moment, as the last month my work pattern has changed (we're doing a couple of big projects and add the Christmas/New Year period) I haven't been able to attend class :(

    Another thing that I'm having to do is learn the subtle differences between the Enoeda Sensei and the Kanazawa Sensei "flavours" (I was taught with the Kanazawa Sensei "flavour"). But that will iron itself out over time in practice.
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    1/07/2012 11:52am


     Style: Trad Ju Jitsu

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    I thought Sensei Ohta inherited the clubs from Sensei Enoeda? One of our JJ Students had graded Shodan under Sensei Enoeda. (Our student had to stop MA training owing to Disc disintegration requiring surgery.

    That's about the sum of my knowledge. Rock Ape will be better informed and knowledgeable that me so I'll now shut up. :-)
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    Posted On:
    1/07/2012 4:24pm


     Style: TSD, Karate & Kickboxing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie Hardon View Post
    I thought Sensei Ohta inherited the clubs from Sensei Enoeda? One of our JJ Students had graded Shodan under Sensei Enoeda. (Our student had to stop MA training owing to Disc disintegration requiring surgery.

    That's about the sum of my knowledge. Rock Ape will be better informed and knowledgeable that me so I'll now shut up. :-)
    I'll take your word for it, as this association is not part of the JKA anymore, I guess it doesn't affect us.
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