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The Pred
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:09 pm    Post subject: Kata names Reply with quote

Hey, hope everyone's training is going good. Not sure of this should go here or somewhere else.

Two questions

1. Has anyone made up their own kata/drill

2. If so how did you come up with a name (if you did)

Thanks!
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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1. Has anyone made up their own kata/drill

Yes, as a JBB. In the dawning of musical Kata, competitors at those tournaments created, made-up, their own Kata to the music of their choice within the prescribed time limits.

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2. If so how did you come up with a name (if you did)

Just made it up at the spare of the moment; usually right before it was time to bow-in. For the longest, before the newness of it all fell away, I used Te-Fu-Do-Geri...which doesn't mean a darn thing, but as a JBB, it sounded pretty darn cool.

Those were the days.



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sensei8 wrote:
Quote:
1. Has anyone made up their own kata/drill

Yes, as a JBB. In the dawning of musical Kata, competitors at those tournaments created, made-up, their own Kata to the music of their choice within the prescribed time limits.

Quote:
2. If so how did you come up with a name (if you did)

Just made it up at the spare of the moment; usually right before it was time to bow-in. For the longest, before the newness of it all fell away, I used Te-Fu-Do-Geri...which doesn't mean a darn thing, but as a JBB, it sounded pretty darn cool.

Those were the days.




Te-Fu-Do-Geri sounds pretty awesome, is it a required kata at your dojo?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doesn't "geri" mean "kick"?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bushido_man96 wrote:
Doesn't "geri" mean "kick"?

Indeed it does!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Pred wrote:
sensei8 wrote:
Quote:
1. Has anyone made up their own kata/drill

Yes, as a JBB. In the dawning of musical Kata, competitors at those tournaments created, made-up, their own Kata to the music of their choice within the prescribed time limits.

Quote:
2. If so how did you come up with a name (if you did)

Just made it up at the spare of the moment; usually right before it was time to bow-in. For the longest, before the newness of it all fell away, I used Te-Fu-Do-Geri...which doesn't mean a darn thing, but as a JBB, it sounded pretty darn cool.

Those were the days.




Te-Fu-Do-Geri sounds pretty awesome, is it a required kata at your dojo?

No. Like I mentioned in my first post in this topic, it's a made up kata and made up name for musical kata's at tournaments in the early 1970's. I suppose that Te Fu Do Geri might mean, but I strongly doubt that, because I made it up...

Te = Hand
Fu = Gentle
Do = Way
Geri = Kick/Feet

The Way of the Gentle Hand and Feet



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe, I'll go with that!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Pred wrote:
bushido_man96 wrote:
Doesn't "geri" mean "kick"?

Indeed it does!


There's a running joke in our dojo. By itself, "Keri" means kick. When used with an adjective, it becomes "Mae-Geri", "Sokusen Geri", "Mawashi-Geri", etc.

"Geri" by itself means "diarrhea", and the Okinawan masters will laugh at you if you try to use it (by itself) to say kick.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aurik wrote:
The Pred wrote:
bushido_man96 wrote:
Doesn't "geri" mean "kick"?

Indeed it does!


There's a running joke in our dojo. By itself, "Keri" means kick. When used with an adjective, it becomes "Mae-Geri", "Sokusen Geri", "Mawashi-Geri", etc.

"Geri" by itself means "diarrhea", and the Okinawan masters will laugh at you if you try to use it (by itself) to say kick.
Now that is interesting. How unfortunate for those not in the know!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aurik wrote:
The Pred wrote:
bushido_man96 wrote:
Doesn't "geri" mean "kick"?

Indeed it does!


There's a running joke in our dojo. By itself, "Keri" means kick. When used with an adjective, it becomes "Mae-Geri", "Sokusen Geri", "Mawashi-Geri", etc.

"Geri" by itself means "diarrhea", and the Okinawan masters will laugh at you if you try to use it (by itself) to say kick.


You beat me to that one. It was all I could think of when I originally read it

Edit: while we’re at it, Kancho also means enema, in addition to the MA meaning.
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