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SteveTrinkle 06-04-2010 08:35 PM

YouTube: Bear Jo Kata
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejNy8xbj2fc

Robert Calton 06-04-2010 08:44 PM

Re: Bear Jo Kata
 
Very cute find! Reminds me in parts of the color guard's rifle work way back in marching band. :p

RED 06-04-2010 09:21 PM

Re: Bear Jo Kata
 
kinky

Michael Hackett 06-05-2010 12:42 PM

Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata
 
Give the bear a shave and a high 'n tight haircut and he could serve on the Silent Drill Team. Oooorah!

Mikemac 06-05-2010 01:50 PM

Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata
 
Wow! As if bears weren't dangerous enough..... Now I gotta deal with a jo swinging master bear?

Is this one of us in another life?

aikidoc 06-07-2010 07:20 PM

Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata
 
That looks too fake for me. The flip and catch part......I don't know. I just can't see a bear doing the fancy spins then flipping it and catching it.

aikido.hara 06-07-2010 09:29 PM

Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata
 
Believe it or not...it's supposed to be real.

I was skeptical too, but CNN checked into the story and even called keepers at the Japanese zoo who confirmed that the footage was authentic.

Here's a link to the CNN story.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/spo...iref=allsearch

I guess nature just surprises us occasionally.

zivk 06-08-2010 02:26 AM

Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata
 
Quote:

Richard Rupp wrote: (Post 258783)
I guess nature just surprises us occasionally.

On an article from the Telegraph they interviewed an animal expert regarding the behavior of this bear.
The expert claims that this phenomena is not natural, in the sense that it's beyond animal usage of complex tools.
This seems to me a kind of relief: despite what is seen in this video, it is still unlikely to meet a jo wielding bear while hiking (or on the street) :D

dps 06-08-2010 05:10 AM

Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata
 
The bear is showing how easy and natural jo kata is.

One could save some money and time in their training by buying a ticket to the zoo and attending class with Sensei Bear. :)

David

JW 06-08-2010 10:46 AM

Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata
 
:yuck: It would never work in a fight. Come to my dojo and have a lesson, bear!

ninjaqutie 06-08-2010 12:22 PM

Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata
 
How adorable! It does look like rifle work I used to do in winter guard. :)

ShanRCarter 06-12-2010 08:09 AM

Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata
 
Yep, universe, I get it. My jo technique is rubbish. :o I'm working on it.

gregstec 06-13-2010 05:07 PM

Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata
 
OK - so who put Saito Sensei in the bear suite ? :D

gregstec 06-14-2010 05:31 AM

Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata
 
Quote:

Greg Steckel wrote: (Post 259105)
OK - so who put Saito Sensei in the bear suite ? :D

oops - suit... :)

aikiSteve 06-17-2010 09:42 AM

Testing modification for all Dan ranks
 
I'd like to propose that all Dan tests include Jotori... against a bear!
:D

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...r-genuine.html


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