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Offline Mitch Powell

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If you could train with anyone
« on: October 01, 2003, 11:13:46 AM »
If you could train with anyone-alive or dead who would it be and why?

My first choice would be William Chow in a class with his students Adriano and Joe Emperado. I would want to experience the intensity of the work out and see what they were thinking when they trained.

My second choice would be James Mitose's teacher; just to learn their identity.

My final choice would be Kenwa Mabuni. He taught and corrected the forms of many of the great masters.
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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2003, 09:54:44 PM »
My three kids...family is everything.


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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2003, 11:43:10 PM »
Funakoshi Sensei- since he had such an influence on Karate as a whole

General Choi Hong Hi- the founder of Tae Kwon Do, because he felt character in training was so important

Edmund K.  Parker- made martial arts pretty and nasty and was just a genius at figuring out what makes them tick

Professor Emperado- 'nuff said

Professor Chow- 'cause it seems like he gave the arts descended from him (Kajukenbo, Kara- Ho Kempo, American Kenpo, etc.) their practicality while still being artistic
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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2003, 11:45:09 PM »
Oh yeah, and though it is cliché now, Bruce Lee.  May not agree with it all, but he was a genius and willing to "put up." :)
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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2003, 06:12:29 PM »
Good Afternoon:

I agree with Prof Powell for the first two comments.

My third would be where I am now with GM Bautista, GM Davis, Prof. Powell and Prof. Joe Bautista.

It's absolute KAJU HEAVEN.  ;)

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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2003, 12:48:41 AM »
Outside of the Kajukenbo system?  Dan Inosanto - he is insanely fast!  

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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2003, 01:14:43 AM »
Aleju Reyes
as a child i had deep respect for him.when he died kajukenbo lost a great man.i wish he had stayed around.it would of been a honor to train with him.
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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2003, 08:53:00 AM »
Sijo and Alejo Reyes as well.  Sijo and GM Reyes were/are a household name growing up.  My sifu has/had a picture of him on the studio wall.  I would like to visit and possibly train with my fathers instructor Phil Palomo, and my father/sifu's first black belt Mark Stringer some day too.

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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2003, 12:51:11 PM »
If I could train with somone it would be the old class that I trained with when I first started the martial arts. They were my mentors. my guides, my seniors and juniors, my buddies. We had shared many trying, but also memorable times together. The inspiration, the challenge, the experience, the commitment and the attitude and what we had for each other. The guidance which was given by each member to make the other ones stonger. To help succeed in our goals, to be a better person. I miss those days.
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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2003, 11:00:52 PM »
Ng Mei and the person responsible for the maturation of Wing Chun and the Dragon Pole...the name escapes me.
Chang San Fen(spell?)-Tai Chi Founder
Bruce Lee-Jeet Kun Do concepts
William Chow-Kenpo Jujitsu
Remy Presas-Modern Arnis
Matayoshi-Kobudo G.M.
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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2003, 01:46:13 PM »
Too many martial artists to choose from. I'll just narrow it down to the ones who have passed away.

Walter Godin said Joe Emperado would often take him to secluded parks and practice self-defense that nobody else saw and Joe Emperado would tell Godin "to remember the techniques." It would be great to train with them during these sessions.

It would be great to train with Bruce Lee while he was at the University of Washington and training in Seattle's International District. Those were important formative years for him.

It would also be great to once again swing sticks with Remy Amador Presas. I didn't realize how much of a difference he would make in my training until years later.
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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #11 on: October 08, 2003, 10:35:25 PM »
If I could train with ANYONE????    ???

I think I would train (again) with Sigung Rod Rod Alo  8), my senior instructor.  His wealth of knowledge and sense of application are uncanny.  He has a phenominal ability to see the person and contour the form to look best for each.  He also made me aware of the meaning and responsibility of OHANA!  It's more than a title or feeling when you're around class, friends and family.  Also, between hard and soft styles, he never ceases to suprise me with something I didn't know he can do....
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...what else can I say, he's amazing and I'm proud to be one of his Black Belts.  Yeah, if I had to do it all again with anyone past or present, it's YOU, SIGUNG - YOU'RE THE BEST!!!         8)

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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2003, 12:57:40 AM »
Hi Todd:

Are you looking to train with Phil Palomo or GM Joe Davis his instructor?

GM Davis is my instructor and he is doing very well. We train every Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at GM Bautistas school in Vallejo. If you are ever in the neighborhood stop on by.  




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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2003, 08:20:46 AM »
My sifu (father) lives in Folsom nowadays so yes I will definately head to Vallejo next time I visit.  I would like to meet GM Joe Davis and meet up with Phil again.  Last time I saw him I must have been around 5 to 7 years old.  Do you know Phil (I would use title but don't know it anymore ???)?  What is he up too lately?   My dad was talking about getting ahold of him but I don't know if he found him yet.

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Re:If you could train with anyone
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2003, 09:04:07 AM »
Kajushodan: Thanks for clearing an unasked question.  I thought GM Joe Davis was Phil Palomo's instructor but I was not 100% (I never insinuate or assume ;)).  I vaguely remember Mr. Palomo training with GM Alejo Reyes as well.  My sifu started with Bill Rodriguez until blue belt I believe, and then started under Phil Palomo.  If I ever visit CA again long enough I plan on chasing my roots.  I will get to Hawaii some day as well. ;D