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Kato
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Joined: 21 Jun 2001
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Location: Toronto, Canada

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2002 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We do some board breaking for fun but it is not a requierment on any of the belt tests.
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SaiFightsMS
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Location: Ohio
Styles: Shotokan, Shorin Ryu, Shi-to Ryu

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2002 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breaking is the one requirement we have that holds more kids back from getting their black belt. Few of ours can really do the requirements much before 12 or 13.

There is so much more than the ability or inability to do one thing that should determine ones suitablity to become a black belt. In the area of being mentally able to handle the skills and use them appropriately I think those who realize after they have done some breaking that they really can do some damage they tend to think more before actually becoming involved in a physical altercation. But then that is just my opinion.
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shotochem
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Joined: 29 Dec 2001
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Location: New York
Styles: Shotokan, Kempo, BJJ, Baby-Do-Jitsu

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2002 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our dojo doesnt require board breaks either. We have done breaking periodically as a confidece builder and to work on focusing a technique. I must admit when I had to break that first board it looked like a whole tree to me, now its just a little piece of wood.

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Joined: 22 Nov 2001
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Location: Birmingham, England

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2002 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ours does,
thought it so easy, that they teach you it for the first time about one week b4 the black belt grading
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chris luckcuck
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Joined: 27 Mar 2002
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Location: UK, east midlands

PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2002 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ours doesn't, but i know they did at one time.
Alot of the stuff has been relaxed because of long-term health concerns joints, backs etc..

We learn the techniques and do some breaking with two-piece boards but not for the belt.
For some reason we have to wait for certain period, usually a year, between the last brown and black Though.
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redbutt
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Joined: 07 Apr 2002
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Annonymous put it best. You can teach anyone to break a board...it doesn't mean that you have learned any Karate. Bruce Lee's comment is also very good for this subject. True Karate is not about how many boards you can break. SKA does not require breaking in Dan tests.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2002 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do Kyokyshin karate and tamashiwari is required for green belt
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