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Old 05-27-2003, 10:16 AM   #26
Location: Chicago, IL
Join Date: Jun 2000
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I don't recall the Japanese term, but from what I understand, it translates to "breaking the rice bowl." (Jun, any help here?)

Back in the '70s and early '80s, I've heard there was quite a lot of this going on within the Chicago martial arts community. I haven't heard about any recent occurances.

When I lived in Colorado in the early '80 my kenpo instructor, having just opened up his school, was challenged by a tae kwon do instructor down the street. There was a face-off, and the TKD guy backed down after a few tense minutes. There then ensued a very strong rivalry in local tournaments.

Robert Cronin
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Old 05-27-2003, 10:46 AM   #27
Jesse Lee
Dojo: Tenzan Aikido, formerly named Seattle Aikikai
Location: Seattle, WA
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 94
One of my favorite aikido books is _Complete Aikido_ by Roy Suenaka. He was the Hombu aikido ambassador to Okinawa, among other things. He has a few really good stories of some failed dojo busting attempts against his own dojos, both in Okinawa and later in North Carolina.

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Old 05-29-2003, 10:36 PM   #28
Dojo: Aikikai Dobunkan/ Icho Ryu Aikijujutsu
Location: Indiana
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 247
It still happens...but not as often as you'd think from watching movies. In cincinnati (where I used to live) it was the rage in the dojos around me to give free "trial" lessons. Somethimes just one, sometimes for a week. Anyways, a few people took advantage of that (as you'd figure). Now they're a lot more wary of who comes in and what can happen during the "free trial" (i.e. it's explanations and a slow drill or 2...no sparring :-(
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