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Old 01-30-2003, 09:28 AM   #6
MikeE
 
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When training with a high ranking Bujinkan instructor at a seminar he counted like this. I had to ask him about it. He said that was what Soke Hatsumi had told him. I found it interesting and found similarities in some Okinawan styles.

Most styles that practice San Chin no kata count name their kata in this fashion.

Chi-earth-1 and so on.

From what I gathered it was just a very old and peasant way of counting.

Mike Ellefson
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