I was on LINE with my Kobudo teacher, Yoshimura sensei (that his photo above), this…

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Yoshimura Hiroshi Sensei

Monomane: Tou’on-ryu & Ryukyu Kobudo

Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” It seems there is no shortage of Karateka and Kobudoka demonstrating kata they clearly never had any formal instruction in. It seems that when they post these videos, the teaching of humility conveniently vanished; or maybe it was never taken to heart in the first place. (more…)

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With my teacher Minowa Katsuhiko