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 Post subject: From Jim Prouty
PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:32 pm 
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This was part of another discussion that I thought may deserve its own thread . I am combining discussions from that forum and the TFAF http://www.traditionalfightingartsforum.com.

Stryke replied to a comment on the other discussion

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To search for the old is to understand the new. The old, the new, this is a matter of time. In all things man must have a clear mind. The Way: Who will pass it on straight and well?
Gichin Funakoshi

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 Post subject: Re: From Jim Prouty
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Onkochishin (Study the old to understand the new)

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Onkochishin (Study the old to understand the new): Examine things of the past, and obtain the new knowledge and the opinion from there.Taking a lesson from the past. Taking a lesson from the wisdom of the ancients. Follow the old ways.


Okinawan Proverb

I just wrote a quick ditty about the melding of old Tuide proverbs of Okinawa that were handed down and appear as a bridge between Okinawa's Martial philosophy and a bridge to Japanese karate via Funakoshi.

Here are a few quotes attributed to him such as this one above that were revised from Okinawan proverbs or writings of his teacher (Anko Itosu) Itosu's Lessons or others.

Example: Funakoshi's 20 Precepts [url]http://www.shotokankarate.ca/The%2020%20Precepts.htm%5b/url]

Itosu's Ten Lessons [url]http://www.msisshinryu.com/articles/itosu/tenlessons.shtml%5b/url]

Sokon "Bushi" Matsumura's Precepts http://www.traditionalshotokankarate.co.uk/matsumura.html#precepts

e.g.:
Funakoshi's
Quote:
It will take your entire life to learn karate, there is no limit.


Itosu:
Quote:
Karate cannot be adequately learned in a short period of time.



Matsumura:
Quote:
Through resolve and relentless training one will grasp the true essence of the fighting traditions.



Funakoshi:
Quote:
Do not forget to correctly apply: strength and weakness of power, stretching and contraction of
the body, and slowness and speed of techniques.


Itosu
Quote:
Therefore, the eyes should dispatch fierceness while lowering the shoulders and contracting the body when delivering a blow.


Matsumura:
Quote:
With the fierceness of a tiger and the swiftness of a bird, an indomitable calmness makes subjugating any adversary effortless.


These are but a few. I am sure that you can share a few others from the Uechi school of thought. If so, please share them.

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 Post subject: Re: From Jim Prouty
PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:00 pm 
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:shocked!: Thank you George. I am known for my ability to break thing but not usually in this way.

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 Post subject: Re: From Jim Prouty
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Interesting:

http://www.fightingarts.com/reading/article.php?id=660

What kind of bushi are you?

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 Post subject: Re: From Jim Prouty
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Excellent article Fred , thanks


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