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    Karate for Christ...

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    Edited by - amp on August 19 2003 16:02:06

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    Notice how Dr Rod Sacharnoski who promoted the head instructor to 6th dan, is himself a 12th dan. Will dan inflation ever cease? this guy also lists a 1st dan in Ninjutsu, now how does that particular art combine with Christ?



    Edited by - on August 19 2003 16:36:28

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    Well, Juko Kai's Ninjutsu representative John Willson is a 13th dan...

    He appears to be a real Bujinkan instructor, though, from what I found in the net. Apparently Hatsumi has added ranks up to 15th.

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    Interesting thing I noticed was that under that karate section, they are doing "the traditional martial art: Chutoku Ryu Budo Karate-Do." Never heard of it personally.

    Farther down it states "It (Chutoku Ryu) contains elements of historical Korean Tae Kwon Do, Okinawan Kempo and Shorin Ryu Karate, Japanese Shotokan Karate, Jujitsu, and Aikido, American Boxing, Chinese Boxing (Kung Fu) and Filipino Escrima, as well as a variety of traditional weapons."

    Yep, that Chutoku Ryu sounds like a real old, traditional system to me!

    BS!!!

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    Tallpaul, like I pointed out, in the head instructiors bio is claims he holds black belts in like several systems or somethng nuts like that. I guess it's traditional to earn as many black belts as possible.

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    Hatsumi, may be a good teacher, I honestly don't know much about the man personally. But a lot of people are coming back from Japan with these really high dan ranks, he must be a really easy grader or a soft touch. Personally I think its screwing up his art in America

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    I think it's that Hatsumi doesn't care about ranks, but he knows that Americans do... Probably those who really want to learn from him, will:

    There was a story (sorry, can't quote), about Robert Bussey: Bussey trained a while with Hatsumi & then started begging him for a black belt. This went on for a while. Finally Hatsumi just gave him a belt, and said: "Here is a black belt for you"...

    The point being of course that he could have just as well bought one from a shop...

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    "Tai Chi stripped of it's pagan roots" (paraphrased)


    Tai Chi... pagan.

    *sigh*

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    Doh! Obviously you aren't a christian, neither am I (no ****!).

    To Christians, anything that believes in anything else than Jesus Christ Our Saviour & the Holy Trinity

    = Pagan.

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    Heh. True.

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