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Old 07-20-2000, 02:41 PM   #16
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Erik wrote:
I'm curious Jun. Did your Karate time focus more on principles (ie fundamentals) or was it orientated elsewhere?
We did, of course, spend time on the fundamentals like hand and foot positioning, kata training (I think I knew about 20 kata when I stopped), and such, but we were probably more focused on the kumite (sparring) training moreso than the "specifics."

It seems to me that all the arts would have certain things in common (we all have 2 legs, arms and that getting hit is usually not a good thing) and I'd imagine that focusing on those things would accelerate the learning process between styles.
I think I remember someone saying that all koryu have within it a form of "kotegaeshi." I guess it's not a very tough technique to figure out and incorporate into a system...

-- Jun

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