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Roc
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2002 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey how's everyone going. Just found this wonderful forum while doing a search on google, and after a not very successful search on chidokan I was wondering who here trains in the chidokan style of karate? I was just wondering because I often get the feeling that even though chidokan is an offshoot from shotokan, it isn't really all that well known in the world. I know that there are chidokan dojo's over in New Zealand as Kancho Sensei has mentioned them, and there are of course chidokan dojo's here in Australia, but other than that I haven't found very many(if any) refernces to chidokan dojo's outside of these places (and Japan of course ).
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2002 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are many off=shoots of shotokan. Are you learning the traditional shotokan katas or are there additonal katas? What is the empahsis on kata, kihons and kumite in your school?

We may have a lot more in common than differences.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2002 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey SaiFightsMS, sorry that came out wrong, all I meant was I was just interested in who trains in chidokan is all.

To answer your questions....I don't know if the katas that we are learning are traditional shotokan katas or not because I don't know what the tradional shotokan katas are. Kancho Sensei hasn't mentioned if they are or not, I am currently learning Heian katas, but I would hazard a guess that most of the katas are traditional shotokan katas. As I said I am not sure.

The emphasis on kata, kihons and kumite are that we do quite a bit of work on kihons as getting good basic techniques, movements etc (as you would know) is very important so that you have a good, strong base to work from. Kumites on the other hand we don"t really do that much of, with the exception of kihon kumite which we do quite a bit. Kata's are considered important, although we only practice them in the last 20 minutes or so of the lesson, as we should practice them at home more so than during the lesson.

[ This Message was edited by: Roc on 2002-04-15 12:16 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2002 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look for "AnonymouseOne" who posts here - he is, I think, about 5th Dan Chidokan - sounds like just the guy you need to speak to



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2002 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good idea from Yoda.

Roc it sounds like you are learning a good base then. Kihon kumite is usually the precursor to free sparring. Although many disagree some think it is a good idea to develope a base like that before beginning free sparring.

In Shotokan usually we learn the Heians, tekki shodan (at least), Bassai Dai, Kanku Dai then on to other katas that vary from school to school (in terms of order learned).

Kyokushkin is also very similar.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2002 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We do hardly any free sparring at the level I'm at (yonkyu), but during march we had a fight-a-thon, mainly a fund-raiser for the dojo, where we had to do one hundred rounds of semi-contact free-sparring, so much fun can't wait until the next one .

We learn the same katas (in the naming at least) with the exclusion of Kanku Dai and the inclusion of Taikyoku which is the most basic, and therefore the first, kata learnt. Other katas are learnt once you reach higher grades but I cannot find reference to them.

Kancho Sensei was learning Kyokushin before moving to Chidokan, so perhaps some of the stuff we learn comes from there.

[ This Message was edited by: Roc on 2002-04-16 09:34 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2002 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The roots all come from the same place. I find that when I look for similarities I learn more. The more different ways to see the same thing done the more likely it is that a bell will go off inside the head .


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