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Been doing martial arts since about 2000, more specifically karate. I did spend about 4 months with Nakamura Ryu Battou Do. Unfortunately, due to schedule and family constraints I couldn't keep up with the Battou Do.

The form of karate I study doesn't have a formal system name. It grew up along side Tae Kwan Do and Tang Soo Do in Korea, but it also borrows elements of jujitsu and Okinawan goju ryu. We also incorporate a couple strikes and blocks from kung fu. It's an art that doesn't specialize in any one thing, and instead provides enough from multiple disciplines to use techniques unfamiliar to our adversary. The art made it's way from Korea to America when troops came home from the Korean War (my sensei's sensei).


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That's why you focus on technique. Power can come later.
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comment What are some good sources to remind me of the order of Bassai kata?
The second book looks as though it goes over the kata I learned. The execution of some of the techniques looks different, but that is likely the difference between shotakon and tang soo do approaches to the kata. The main reason for having a book is in case I have another layoff, I need to jog my memory.
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comment What are some good sources to remind me of the order of Bassai kata?
This looks similar : youtube.com/watch?v=tXPZFarJMh0
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comment What are some good sources to remind me of the order of Bassai kata?
I'm thinking video will help.
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comment What are some good sources to remind me of the order of Bassai kata?
I'll have to find a copy of these books to make sure it's the same kata--but it looks promising.
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comment What are some good sources to remind me of the order of Bassai kata?
I believe the dan katas are taken from Tang Soo Do: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyeong#Tang_Soo_Do_hyeong
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comment What are some good sources to remind me of the order of Bassai kata?
It really doesn't have a formal name. All I can say is that it grew up in Korea about the same time as TKD, but it incorporates jujitsu, and Okinawan go ju ryu as well. It came to the US from my sensei's sensei during the Korean war.
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