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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: PaSaRyu Reply with quote

Any PaSaRyu practitioners out there? I've been training in PaSaRyu for a little more than four years and i'm a first degree blackbelt.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This style is unfamiliar to me. Could you tell us some more about it?
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Styles: PaSaRyu

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PaSaRyu is translated "way of honor." It was developed my Master H. Rhee in 1956. Kang Rhee studied under Master Nam Suk Lee (1953-1956) and Master Chul Hee Park (1957-1954) and then came to the USA in 1964 and establised the PaSaRyu Marial Artist Association. PaSaRyu is based on the techniques of Shudokan karate, TaeKwonDo, Chuan Fa (kung Fu) and Hapkido.**

The PaSaRyu system places emphasis on physical conditioning, balance, agility and the constant refinement of techniques. Techniques have emphasis placed on the movements being big, deep and natural. We also practice the development of KI (vital energy), healing techniques and the use of weapons.**

**The above info was taken from my martial arts handbook and from my school's website.

Like you said, this style is fairly new and there are very few schools around the country that teach it. The main schools are located in TN (quite a few here as well as the Kang Rhee headquarters), WI (my school is here and it's the only one in the state) and Oklahoma. The Oklahoma school has a great informational web, the link is

http://www.pasaryuofoklahoma.com/

I hope this answers some of your questions, and if you'd like to know more, just let me know.
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard of the system before, but I find it interesting that they use the "ryu" in the name, which is of Okinawan origion typically, yet the founder (Rhee) and his instructors (Lee and Park) are obviously Korean and two of the four system they base the art on are Korean.

Why?

Just wondering.
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Considering the age of Kang Rhee, he grew up in Korea during the Japanese occupation. During this time, Korean school-aged children were forced to learn to write and speak Japanese. In many cases, Korean people weren't allowed to speak Korean.

It is not uncommon for people from this generation to use cross-language to describe things - such as using "Ryu" in a martial art name instead of the Korean "Mu Do."

My instructor, same generation as Kang Rhee, did the same thing with Chayon-Ryu (Natural Way). They both came from the same dojangs.

R. McLain


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I've never heard of the system before, but I find it interesting that they use the "ryu" in the name, which is of Okinawan origion typically, yet the founder (Rhee) and his instructors (Lee and Park) are obviously Korean and two of the four system they base the art on are Korean.

Why?

Just wondering.
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PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2008 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That makes sense, rmclain. Thanks for that bit of knowledge; given the extent to which the Japanese occupied the Koreans, this makes more sense to me now.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing i used to know about this style is that Elvis Presley trained on it, also he trained Kenpo Karate with Ed Parker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CaFntgb2nQ&NR=1
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting stuff. I have read articles on his MA training, and we was on the cover of Black Belt at least once, that I know of. Perhaps twice.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Montana wrote:
I've never heard of the system before, but I find it interesting that they use the "ryu" in the name, which is of Okinawan origion typically, yet the founder (Rhee) and his instructors (Lee and Park) are obviously Korean and two of the four system they base the art on are Korean.

Why?

Just wondering.


Being as Korean, and Japanese both belong to the Altaic family of languages, they share some similarities, ryu is one of those, along with shin (mind/body), and some other terms.

PaSaRyu comes from the older TKD, and though Master Rhee holds high rank with the Kukkiwon, he does not teach Kukki TKD. PSR has many of the same forms used in TSD in addition to forms from Gung Fu, and two man sets.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:40 am    Post subject: Thank you All... Reply with quote

Thank you all for all the useful information. I am a fellow student of Pasaryu, and some time it gets me down about where I'd be in my car didn't break down, and leave me stranded.

But the good news is after I graduate college this old dog.. lol.. is going back, and this time I'm putting in all the dedication to at least get myself to 4th degree black belt. That's a good goal to motivate me. Then I can go from there and get even higher.

The school I use to take at has a new building right next to the old building. I still have my uniform from that class. When I call should I ask about wearing the uniform I have. Or should I get another?
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