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Bulltahr
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome DauntlessDruid, good to see you here.
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Fat Cobra
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Joined: 14 Jul 2018
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Location: Fort Drum, NY
Styles: Ryukyu Kempo

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dauntless Druid,

I am new to the forums too and also in Upstate NY. I am in the Watertown, NY area. Where at upstate are you?
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Joined: 15 Aug 2016
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Location: Kentucky
Styles: Machimura Suidi Rokudan, Ryukyu Kenpo, Kobudo, Judo

PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DauntlessDruid, welcome to KF.
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Joined: 31 Mar 2006
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Location: Hays, KS
Styles: Taekwondo, Combat Hapkido, Aikido, GRACIE

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to KF!
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MatsuShinshii
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Styles: Machimura Suidi Rokudan, Ryukyu Kenpo, Kobudo, Judo

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DauntlessDruid wrote:
The most noticeable being the vertical punch with the thumb on top, and also the two bone blocks (i.e we block with the meaty part of the art).


I haven't studied Isshin Ryu but they are not the only art to strike with the thumb to the outside of the hand. We actually strike this way as well just not vertically.
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Joined: 23 Feb 2008
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Location: Houston, TX
Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MatsuShinshii wrote:
DauntlessDruid wrote:
The most noticeable being the vertical punch with the thumb on top, and also the two bone blocks (i.e we block with the meaty part of the art).


I haven't studied Isshin Ryu but they are not the only art to strike with the thumb to the outside of the hand. We actually strike this way as well just not vertically.

Shindokan does it too!! One of my most favorite techniques!!



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G95champ
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Joined: 29 Mar 2002
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Styles: Shotokan Karate (FSKA)

PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome
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