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Tobias_Reece
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2002 5:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

Just like to say that yesterday (Saturday 26th) 20 students attended a seminar led by Shihan Albie O'Connor, 6th Dan Sessen-Ryu, 3rd Dan Okinawan Kobudo.

After the seminar, a grading was held and I would like to congratulate the following people :

Matthew Holtom (10th Kyu)
Martin Vipond (10th Kyu)
Christian Brennen (9th Kyu)
Jim Reece (9th Kyu)
Carol Clayton (9th Kyu)
Simon Clayton (9th Kyu)
Darryl Garrick (9th Kyu)
[and myself] Tobias Reece (5th Kyu)

And a special note to Nicholas Jackson-Spence, who after an unfortunate accident, couldn't attend the seminar.

Well done to all

C ya




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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2002 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a fun day - my students took an Eskrima grading with my Instructor yesterday - and all 8 who took them passed - Woo Hooo.

What was involved with your gradings? What weapons & format? Kata? Application? Sparring?



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2002 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

13 days until my Tae Kwon Do 6th Kyu grading, better prepare
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2002 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going for my karate grading in about a week.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2002 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yoda

Matayoshi Okinawan Kobudo is based around 3 things - hojo-undo, kata, and bunkai.

Students going for the 10th had to use rokushakubo, demonstrating hojo-undo #1 and #2,

9th Kyu - bo hojo-undo #1 + #2, and nunchaku hojo-undo #1

5th Kyu (me) - bo hojo-undo #4, sai hojo-undo #2, tonfa hojo-undo, bunkai for Shu-shi-no-kon, bunkai for ko-bu-nunchaku and kata ni-cho-zai. (i think thats all)

generally, we dont spar with the weapons

hope this helps

Tobias








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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2002 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tobias

"hojo-undo" - that's what we used to call "supplementary training" back in my Goju-Ryu days - Things like the Chi-ishi, weight training etc. How does that relate to your weapons training? - Is it just basic Kata type movements?

If you don't spar, how do you know that you will have the timing etc to actually fight with your weapons against a non-complaint foe? Or is that not one of your goals? A bit like me with my study of Iaido - I have NO intention of fighting with my Katana





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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2002 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations Tobias to you and your fellow students.

Yoda most of the time when we do one on one offense/defense type moves with weapons it is at the higher kyu grades.

Ho jundo with weapons, as in Karate, is very importand in learning basic skills. One cannot learn to fight or defend oneself until some mastery with basic skills is obtained.

Some weapons lend themselves to be studied for self defense. While others generate a passion just for working with them.

It is true that a situation where one will find themself out on the street with a kobudo type weapon is highly unlikely.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2002 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I say sparring, I mean no free sparring. We do one-step, three step etc.

Once again you have to remember Yoda, not everyone trains in certain martial art just to fight. Its an art remember.

Exactly what SaiFightsMS said.

Hojo-undo are juts like the basic moves in karate. You could say that the first hojo-undo in shotokan karate is Age-uke, Soto-ude-uke, uchi-ude-uke and gedan-barai.

The hojo-undo also lead up to the kata

Hope this helps

Tobias

C ya

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2002 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tobias - I understand now.

I also train stuff that is not designed to teach me to fight. Nothing wrong with that as long as we know why we are doing what - and that our training is appropriate to our motives for doing it.

I train a lot of my stuff for practical combative reasons. I also do things for the sake of art or personal development. My 16 or so Eskrima weapons forms & Iaido Kata are just two of those.



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2002 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yoda

I agree with you there

Keep on posting

C ya around

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