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Mails between D and Ryu 「古武道から新武道へ」

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 Hello Mr. Takano,
 
  How have you been lately? Are you still teaching and traveling in China? How  is your knee injury? I hope the treatments that you were receiving for your injury have been helping so that you can continue with your training eventually. We try to be patient as martial artists, but it is always frustrating when we cannot train our bodies along with our minds.
 
  I am still training in kickboxing (it has been slightly over two years now).I was learning Judo and Escrima (Philipino martial art) at the same school, but the Escrima teacher left.
  I still do some Judo, but mostly I have been trying to focus on kickboxing. Since I have only been practicing a short time, my skills are still poor compared to many other students, but I enjoy the workout and I very much enjoy  the sparring practice. 
 
  Our style of kickboxing is heavily influenced by Kyokushin Karate=極真空手, so I have 
learned many techniques from that art as part of my training. It is always fun to learn, even if it is while receiving bruises!
 
  A few weeks ago, an interesting thing happened to me. I had a sparring match against another martial artist. He was a superior fighter and was able to defeat me, but we started  talking afterwards and became friends. Although he is a kickboxer too, his is also a teacher of Wing Chun=詠春拳 (he actually feels that kickboxing is more of a "game" to play, whereas Wing Chun is for more realistic combat situations). 
 
  Although I did not fight that well against him, he said he was impressed by my unusual style and would  like to teach me Wing Chun. I am going to begin my Wing Chun training with him this summer. I am excited about it, because I have never studied a Chinese or Kung Fu-based martial art before.
  I'm looking forward to returning a more "internal" style =内家拳的な training as well, because in many ways I felt  stronger when I was training in Aikido. Back in those days, I felt as though my ki= was stronger than it is now.
 
  I will be traveling to Montreal, Canada next week for a vacation (it will be 
the first time that I have traveled since Japan). I was hoping to investigate a Canadian martial art (founded in Montreal) called 'Defendo', but it seems to be very rare and difficult to find these days. It is a Jiu jutsu-based martial art that was developed by a Canadian man in the time around World War II (after he learned Jiu Jutsu from a  Japanese friend of his).
 I hope that your own travels and training are keeping you happy and well 
occupied.

Best Regards,
 -D
 
  
 Hello, D
 
   Ya, I've been doing all right. I'm still in China. Very glad to hear from you. My knee has become better now. Now I'm doing Qigong=気功法 training. It has a good effect for my knee. 
  
  I went back to Japan this winter vacation and stayed there for one month. Do you rember my disciple, Shaw?  Before I came to China, I asked a master of Shorinryu karate who I know to teach him. So I went to his dojo. At that dojo the master taught me jujutsu of his  own style. He learned two styles of old fashioned real authentic jujutsu and afterwards created his own style. So I practiced jujutsu among and with his karate students. It was very enjoyable experience.
 
  Now I'm thinking about incorporating dancing technique into martial arts. There is a traditional dance in Fukuoka. I asked the insructer to teach me when I came back to Japan. 
 
  And I'm going to learn Shintomuso ryu jojutsu=神道夢想流杖術(staff technique), too. Do you know this style of Jojutsu. It is said that the founder of this style was defeated by Musahi Miyamoto. After he was defeated he sequestered himself in a mountain near Fukuoka city for training and got the hint of new technique in his dream. Amazing isn't it?
 
  Shaw will bring tecniques of Shorinryu karate to me in the future. He and I will start creating a new style of martial art peculiar to Fukuoka in five or six years incorporating many techniques. This is our plan. If you were in Japan at that time, would you help us? I believe your experience will be very helpful for us.
 
  Wing Chun is a very good style. Enjoy training with that guy. By the way, did you read my blog. Did your japanese friend translate it for you?
 Have a nice trip to Canada. C U in our dreams !

 Best 
                                                                                            Takano



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