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Heir to the throne
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Since we're on the subject...wouldn't all of Hatsumi Senseis "stuff" (scrolls, weapons, money, house, dojo,organization, etc.) go to the next Soke if he so pleased? Aren't all of his possesions considered untouchable by the government if he has an heir that he has named in a "Last Will & Testament"?

If this is the case and Hatsumi Sensei is still making this decision, then what does this mean to the lineages and who presides over them and makes decisions about the future of the lineages?

Will the power go to the government/temple (a board) or is there still going to be an athourity figure (Soke) who has the final say?

Posted on: 2009/1/22 1:48
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Re: Training alone after a long time away
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Learning from a video is very difficult. My advice is to contact an instructor that you feel confident in and see if they could spend a weekend helping you with basics.If they are willing, fly/drive to their location for the weekend and receive clear instruction.

Go home, practice then return for more instruction at a later time and date. Maybe this can be determined by the teacher.

If you don't know of any instructors, post your location and I'm sure there are enough people on this board who can recomend one or two.

Posted on: 2008/9/30 1:45
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Thank you for your support!
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I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to all those who attended and helped to support the Los Angeles seminar with Kacem Zoughari this last weekend. I had a great time meeting new people and seeing old friends.

We had a great time looking at Koku, Renyo, danshi, etc. from Gyokko Ryu. Learning some of the basic movements from kenjutsu was also very helpful as well as the movements and footwork from Togakure Ryu.

Overall, it was a great seminar with a great ambiance and I want to say thank you to all those who made it possible and were able to show support! I know that some of you traveled from far away to attend and for this I thank you!

Last but definately not least, I want to say thank you to Mr. Kacem Zoughari for taking the time to share with us his knowledge and his good sense of humor. So much more could be said, but I will save the redundancy. I look forward to the next time...

Be well!

Posted on: 2008/6/18 17:18
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Re: Gyokko Ryu....
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I think that Popey The Sailor Man knew Gyokko Ryu cause he would always hit Bluto in "Asagasumi" and he had circular movements. Also he walked kinda' like Hatsumi Sensei so I think that Hatsumi Sensei refigned his Gyokko Ryu from watching Popeye re-runs.

Does Hatsumi Sensei like spinach?

Posted on: 2008/6/10 11:25
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Re: Chinese remedies- do they work?
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That is also my understanding Mr Franco. In very general terms western medicine treats symtoms while Chinese medicine treats the cause.


I think that the western/eastern approach is different in some ways. There is a saying in the Eastern Medical Community which is let the Alopathic Medicine treat the emergency then give the patient to us after they are stable.

What is very interesting is that in China the hospitals have a ward where Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is practiced hand in hand with the alopathic docs. They even go so far as to give remedies with both eastern herbs and western meds mixed together in one pill and they seem to work very well-the future of medicine! BTW TCM is a specialty in China and it isn't regarded as alternative medicine like how we refer to it here in the U.S.

I am involved in a study at this time that will hopefully propel the U.S. in this direction. The good news is that this "newer" generation of M.D.'s have had exposure to TCM so they are very intrigued an open to the idea...most of them anyway

The good thing is that there has been alot of research from other countries that is spilling into the U.S. that shows the efficacy of TCM. So the U.S. is on it's way to "catching up" to other countries.

Posted on: 2008/6/10 10:48
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Re: Chinese remedies- do they work?
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I suggest that, for the sake of comparison, you research about 漢方kanpou, the Japanese version of TCM. This method of healing came from China to Japan centuries ago, incorporates Shiatsu and other healing methods, and prescribes in ways very different from TCM.


On a very basic level Kampo is the use of medicinal drugs that are based on the theories of the "Shang Han Lun" (a classical text). TCM incorporates formulas and theories from a variety of different classical texts and have a greater amount of classical formulations to base the prescripstions from. If practiced correctly (ie. correct diagnosis), they are both very effective.

But there is not one "cure-all" for a specific disease. For example: If a person is diagnosed with "Athsma", there is not a specific formula for athsma because in Chinese medicine there is no names for diseases. They base the treatments on excess and deficiencies in the body and the organ systems and how the qi, blood, fluids, etc. are circulating in the body. So two different diagnosis can manifest in "Atshmatic" type of symptoms. Did this make sense?

So to recomend a specific formula for a specific "Western Diagnosis" is not the method of treatment of Chinese Medicine.

Posted on: 2008/6/10 2:44
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Re: Ring age
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Ed can I also recommend you start a new paragraph after about 3-4 sentences or when you seg-way into another point. It makes it easier to read, especially on a computer screen.

Thanks!

Posted on: 2008/6/8 11:42
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Re: Ring age
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Robert Heinlein wrote something about stupidity which I will paraphrase: Stupidity can not be corrected through education, it can't be changed by legislation, Stupidity is not a sin, a person can't help being stupid,but it is the only universal capital crime. Their is no appeal and sentance is carried out immediately and without pity. I consider deliberately destroying your body to be nothing but stupid, but it is your choice.


My dad once said "Some people are so stupid that they themselves don't know that they're stupid"

My advice: Don't always believe what you believe

Posted on: 2008/6/8 11:38
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Re: Chinese remedies- do they work?
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If you have the correct diagnosis then that should lead to the correct prescription and then the prognosis should be good!

feel free to pm me for any info.

Posted on: 2008/6/8 11:18
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Re: Gyokko Ryu....
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In China!?

Posted on: 2008/6/8 11:14
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