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๐Ÿ˜„ ๐Ÿ˜ž ๐Ÿ˜ณ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜’ ๐Ÿ˜Ž ๐Ÿ˜  ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ˜… ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ญ ๐Ÿ˜‡ ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ โค๏ธ๏ธ ๐Ÿ‘

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May 30th, 2010 at 06:30 PM
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Welcome to this installment of JCC - Japanese Culture Class! Our theme this time is ๅฐ‘ๆž—ๅฏบๆ‹ณๆณ• (Shลrinjikenpล), which is a type of martial arts - you get to see it in action with a video! :hachimaki: :hachimaki: We hope you enjoy this lesson - please let us know what you think of it!

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December 19th, 2013 at 01:16 PM
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December 8th, 2013 at 09:58 AM
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:laughing: The ending music is soooo good! where does it from?

Mark T
June 3rd, 2010 at 05:13 PM
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Thank you for the demonstration ! However, I feel that Aikido embodies far more Japanese history , and culture, and is based on the ancient practices of the samurai. For example, in Kempo, the punch and kick are emphasized, but the art and techniques of fighting are much more complex than a simple punch. The samurai had a technique of walking on the knees, shikko, and many concepts about the art of drawing the sword ( iaido). Many of their techniques involved bodyguards protecting the shogun from attackers armed with katana,thus involving much more than a simple punch or kick/block.

Additionally,the meaning of the martial arts concerns far deeper issues relating the individual's development, soul, and moral values, as well as physical strength and suppleness of mind, and this is completely embodied in Aikido. This is a martial art that has originated from the feudal days of Japan, but embodies the modern concepts of love, understanding, and non violence. I think that Japan as a society,is remarkable in producing such an art, and I only wish it were more well known to the world.

June 2nd, 2010 at 09:22 PM
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ใ‚ใ‚ŠใŒใจใ†ใ”ใ–ใ„ใพใ™๏ผใ€€Glad to hear you enjoyed the video:mrgreen:

>>Are you sure itโ€™s โ€œfoundedโ€ in Japan?

Yes, ๅฐ‘ๆž—ๅฏบๆ‹ณๆณ•/ShorinjiKempo is originated from Japan and was founded after Word War II. The founder, Doshin So give this name because he was inspired something from Shaolin Temple.

If you want to know details, I found some good sources:wink:






The last one shows really interesting technique.

J ใงใ™
June 2nd, 2010 at 11:33 AM
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้ข็™ฝใ„่ƒƒใงใ™ใญใ€‚I used to do Okinawan Shorin Ryu karate, which is probably similar. Are you sure it's "founded" in Japan? The name 'Shorin' Kenpo means it's derived from the Shaolin temple in China/Taiwan, right?

What I was told is that Shorin Ryu Karate became a style in Okinawa because Chinese travelers from the shaolin temples came and taught the farmers how to fight, that's the reason why many weapons are just farmers tools: Nunchaku, Bo, Tonfa, etc...

The founder of my style of karate in america was Tadashi Yamashita, in Indiana, but I think either his teacher or his teacher's teacher goes back to a man named Chosin Chibana. Any relation to great teacher's of your style?

I miss karate, it's a great activity and so beneficial in many ways, but after moving to chicago, I couldn't find the same style and I don't really like regular "shotokan" style japanese karate.

Actually, I did Kung Fu for a while after moving away, and it's very interesting to see the styles they use and see similarities in the smooth Shorin Karate style that don't exist in the hard styles like Shotokan/kyokushin karate or Tae Kwon Do

thanks for sharing, keep doing it, it's great for u!

June 1st, 2010 at 01:42 PM
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Yes, I know ๅ‰›ๆŸ”ๆต็ฉบๆ‰‹/goo juu ryuu karate. I believe that karate style is influenced on Okinawa Karate.

I'm interested in seeing how they move in Goo juu ryuu!:smile:


Yes, ใƒ†ใ‚ณใƒณใƒ‰/Tae Kwon Do was influenced by "Japanese karate" and "traditional korean martial arts." It' pretty new martial arts. I believe just 40-50 years.

Wanna learn some the kicking techniques:mrgreen:

June 1st, 2010 at 01:18 AM
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Japan seems to have many different styles of martial arts (karate, aikido, etc) while Korea has only Tae Kwon Do (I think). Tae Kwon Do was highly influenced by Japanese martial arts over many years. All the martial arts are interesting.

It is a great way to exercise, you develop flexibility and balance, and have a lot of fun. It is not as painful as it looks. Like learning Japanese, at first it seems impossible, then with practice, you get better.

Thank you for interesting video

May 31st, 2010 at 07:13 PM
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Shorinji Kempo looks fantastic! Most martial arts are painful at some point! I practice Goju Ryu karate our chief instructor being Higaonna Morio Sensei who is 10th Dan. Will you be looking at Okinawan Goju Ryu karate sometime? I hope so!

Arigato gozaimashita!:razz::wink::smile:

May 31st, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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Tae Kwon Do is very interesting too! The kicking technique is awesome. But Tae Kwon Do is Korean martial arts... Maybe KoreanClass might make that video?! :twisted:


Yes, its very painful, but still fun!:mrgreen:


totemo tanoshii desu:wink:



May 31st, 2010 at 03:40 AM
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Wa? A video without Hiroko-chan teaching?