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Old 09-05-2007, 02:11 PM   #1
Howard Popkin
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Roppokai Seminar

To all interested parties:

Okamoto Sensei will be in the US in October.

October 9,10,11 will be in Franklin Square, New York.

October 6,7 will be in Charlotte, North Carolina.

October 13,14 will be in Dallas, Texas.

For details, please contact :

NY - howardpopkin@yahoo.com
NC - makoto333@iwon.com
TX - bushido69@earthlink.net

Thanks !

Howard Popkin
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Old 09-23-2007, 11:50 PM   #2
Aran Bright
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Re: Roppokai Seminar

Hello Howard,

Can you tell me a little bit about Okamoto sensei or the Roppokai?

Thanks,

Aran

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Old 09-24-2007, 10:03 AM   #3
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Re: Roppokai Seminar

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Hello Howard,

Can you tell me a little bit about Okamoto sensei or the Roppokai?
Aran, until Howard can reply, here are some things to whet your interest:

http://www.daitoryu-roppokai.org/sit...5/Default.aspx

http://www.daitoryu-roppokai.org/sit...5/Default.aspx

http://www.aikidojournal.com/article?articleID=402

Hope that helps a little.

David

"That which has no substance can enter where there is no room."
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"Eternity forever!"

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Old 09-24-2007, 10:56 AM   #4
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Re: Roppokai Seminar

FWIW, Howard is a top-notch player himself--beautiful, subtle technique.

When I first watched Roppokai (and Kokokai) DR on video, frankly I laughed. It REALLY looks fake.

It's different taking the UKEMI.

If you're in Florida, you can see Howard this coming weekend a Josh Drachman's dojo in Boca. I'll be there. Hope to see you.

Highly recommended.

Don J. Modesto
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:09 PM   #5
Howard Popkin
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Re: Roppokai Seminar

Sorry,

I was out fishing, and it was good

Okamoto was a student of Horikawa Kodo for many years. Okamoto was the first of Kodo's students to receive 7th dan and shihan. Upon Kodo Sensei's death, Okamoto decided to open his own school, primarily because he had moved to Tokyo and the distance to Hokkaido was great.

Okamoto Sensei's primary focus is on high level balance breaking and locking skills. While that is his main goal, his jujutsu technique is stellar, but seldom seen by the public.

If you have more questions about Sensei or the Roppokai, please free to contact me.

Thanks for writing.

Howard
howardpopkin@yahoo.com

PS Thanks for the kind words Don, How is the shoulder ?
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:54 PM   #6
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I was out fishing, and it was good
For marlin, or Puerta Vallarta bikinis?
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:10 PM   #7
Howard Popkin
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Cady,

Too funny, but I actually am into the fishing. The other stuff was a bonus

Looking forward to a great seminar with Sensei !

Take care,

Howard
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:45 PM   #8
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Holy cow! You caught enough tuna for a year of sandwiches! Or at least to capture the undivided attention of every cat in your neighborhood. Congrats!

And have a great seminar...
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Old 09-25-2007, 04:35 AM   #9
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7 yellowfins - 70-95 lbs
2 swordfish - 100,135lbs
100 mahi - all 7-9 lbs
14 tilefish - 5-18 lbs

It was a really good trip

Howard
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:03 AM   #10
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7 yellowfins - 70-95 lbs
2 swordfish - 100,135lbs
100 mahi - all 7-9 lbs
14 tilefish - 5-18 lbs

It was a really good trip

Howard
Yeah, looks like it. Reeling in one of those big fish probably made catching the 100 little ones worth it.

Mark
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:41 AM   #11
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Re: Roppokai Seminar

That is one serious fish!

I'm running low on time and money for seminars just now, but I do plan on getting up to NY one of these days Howard.

Best to you and Okomoto Sensei,
Ron

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Old 09-25-2007, 07:21 PM   #12
Howard Popkin
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Re: Roppokai Seminar

Ron,

Drop me an e-mail. Love to talk.

Everyone else,

Thanks again for all the nice words. Have to go eat sashimi

Howard
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:18 PM   #13
Howard Popkin
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To all interested parties,

I hope he isn't angry with me for posting this, but Ole Kingston from Denmark has informed me that he will be attending the seminar in NY with Okamoto Sensei.

It is always an honor when Sensei comes, but it is an additional bonus when Ole comes.

Ole is a true hero. He is the highest ranked non-Japanese in the Roppokai. If you don't know about Ole, please do a search about him on the net. Many things have been written about him, including a major motion picture in Japan a few years ago called "Aiki".

Thanks for reading !

Howard Popkin
NY Roppokai
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Old 10-12-2007, 12:22 PM   #14
Howard Popkin
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Re: Roppokai Seminar

To all interested parties,

Okamoto Sensei was fantastic, as usual.

Everyone in attendance got to feel Sensei's aiki over and over.

Awesome softness.

We are all looking forward to seeing Sensei again next year.

I'll post when I have dates.

Thanks !

Howard Popkin
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