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Postby gmattson » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:32 pm

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

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

continued. . .
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Re: From Jim Prouty

Postby gmattson » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:32 pm

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
It will take your entire life to learn karate, there is no limit.


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



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



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


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


Matsumura:
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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Re: From Jim Prouty

Postby Kuma-de » Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:00 pm

:shocked!: Thank you George. I am known for my ability to break thing but not usually in this way.
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Re: From Jim Prouty

Postby f.Channell » Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:44 pm

Interesting:

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

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Re: From Jim Prouty

Postby Stryke » Mon Mar 11, 2013 4:18 am

Excellent article Fred , thanks
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