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Old 06-04-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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YouTube: Bear Jo Kata

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejNy8xbj2fc

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Old 06-04-2010, 08:44 PM   #2
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Re: Bear Jo Kata

Very cute find! Reminds me in parts of the color guard's rifle work way back in marching band.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:21 PM   #3
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Re: Bear Jo Kata

kinky

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Old 06-05-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
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Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata

Give the bear a shave and a high 'n tight haircut and he could serve on the Silent Drill Team. Oooorah!

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Old 06-05-2010, 01:50 PM   #5
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Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata

Wow! As if bears weren't dangerous enough..... Now I gotta deal with a jo swinging master bear?

Is this one of us in another life?

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Old 06-07-2010, 07:20 PM   #6
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Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata

That looks too fake for me. The flip and catch part......I don't know. I just can't see a bear doing the fancy spins then flipping it and catching it.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:29 PM   #7
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Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata

Believe it or not...it's supposed to be real.

I was skeptical too, but CNN checked into the story and even called keepers at the Japanese zoo who confirmed that the footage was authentic.

Here's a link to the CNN story.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/spo...iref=allsearch

I guess nature just surprises us occasionally.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:26 AM   #8
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Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata

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I guess nature just surprises us occasionally.
On an article from the Telegraph they interviewed an animal expert regarding the behavior of this bear.
The expert claims that this phenomena is not natural, in the sense that it's beyond animal usage of complex tools.
This seems to me a kind of relief: despite what is seen in this video, it is still unlikely to meet a jo wielding bear while hiking (or on the street)
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Old 06-08-2010, 05:10 AM   #9
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The bear is showing how easy and natural jo kata is.

One could save some money and time in their training by buying a ticket to the zoo and attending class with Sensei Bear.

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Old 06-08-2010, 10:46 AM   #10
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Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata

It would never work in a fight. Come to my dojo and have a lesson, bear!
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:22 PM   #11
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Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata

How adorable! It does look like rifle work I used to do in winter guard.

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Old 06-12-2010, 08:09 AM   #12
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Yep, universe, I get it. My jo technique is rubbish. I'm working on it.

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Old 06-13-2010, 05:07 PM   #13
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Re: YouTube: Bear Jo Kata

OK - so who put Saito Sensei in the bear suite ?
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Old 06-14-2010, 05:31 AM   #14
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OK - so who put Saito Sensei in the bear suite ?
oops - suit...
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Old 06-17-2010, 09:42 AM   #15
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Testing modification for all Dan ranks

I'd like to propose that all Dan tests include Jotori... against a bear!


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...r-genuine.html
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