Bryan Bateman wrote:
I was just browsing a bit more on the word oushi, I found Chichi Oushi Sandlin's website. A very intersting number of photographs. I'm not sure which one I like best, the lilac dogi or the camouflage dogi?
The only reason I've come back into this is I just did a search for him on e-budo, found this. The tears of mirth are still flowing and my tummy hurts from laughing so much (I swear that is one of the Hanson brothers
Laughing my @$*! off
Oh, my. I note the man is the soke of his family-ryu Ketsugo
, 10th dan as well:
When I was a lad, I studied ketsugo, "Har Bro Dojo Ketsugo School of Self Defense. As far as I know this is the only other time in my life I have seen the word. It is an amalgamation of, oh, I don't know. When I was a kid I thought it was the best. I especially liked "O'Sensei" Harold Brosius's use of hypnosis to cause people to be stiff as a board between two chairs, or breaking a board on his head before delighted audiences.
I am grateful to "O'Sensei" Brosius for introducing me to the "arts" some 30+ years ago. But I have had a bad taste in my mouth the rest of my life for our propensity in America for all things in "tastes" and "bits." I think that is what led me to a humble center in Chicago, walking by one day, peering in, to see a severe, and laughing Japanese instructor - Toyoda Sensei, and I knew tradition, and home, was here.