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  1. #131

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    Quote Originally Posted by budochic View Post
    ...I found this video of some sparring at a GKR black belt grading. Would this be the level of contact at your dojo?

    Light slow semi-contact style...

  2. #132

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitkatninja View Post
    Light slow semi-contact style...
    I've just watched this in more detail - it looks like both the guys in this are dan grades. If so the quality of the sparring is terrible. Very few kicks and badly executed. I've seen better sparring from more junior grades.

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    I was trying not to be sarcastic :)

    Quote Originally Posted by scipio View Post
    I've just watched this in more detail - it looks like both the guys in this are dan grades. If so the quality of the sparring is terrible. Very few kicks and badly executed. I've seen better sparring from more junior grades.
    Considering that GKR is suppose to be derived from Shotokan (as well as Goju Ryu), I was expecting more...

  4. #134

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitkatninja View Post
    I was trying not to be sarcastic :)



    Considering that GKR is suppose to be derived from Shotokan (as well as Goju Ryu), I was expecting more...
    Sorry! Not firing on all cylinders today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scipio View Post
    Sorry! Not firing on all cylinders today.
    That's ok mate, I'm not either :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sochin101 View Post
    From the GKR website:

    A friend of mine was "sold" GKR as a blend of Shotokan and Goju Ryu... GKR wasn't mentioned in the initial sales pitch.
    Luckily, I persuaded him to just wish to never be in a street situation... this is equally effective as GKR.
    your 100% correct. i got sold GKR when i was 16 as a shotokan / Goju style cross and was interested. quickly learning that they did take from both styles but didn't think how they melded and it has watered down to a 100% tournament and money making business

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