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Mental note, next time someone tries to knock me out I am going to raise one toe and press down with the other while wiggling my tongue around in my mouth. Cough cough cough (bullshit), cough cough cough.

John Bluming, a friend of Donn Dreager, accomplished judaka, and student of Mas Oyama is interviewed on the Bullshido website. It is an interesting interview. He expresses his complex relationship with Oyama and his organization and is critical of many of the fantastic stories surrounding Oyama.

Click Here to read the article.


"Try to see yourself as you truly are and try to adopt what is meritorious in the work of others. As a karateka you will of course often watch others practice. When you do and you see strong points in the performance of others, try to incorporate them into your own technique. At the same time, if the trainee you are watching seems to be doing less than his best ask yourself whether you too may not be failing to practice with diligence. Each of us has good qualities and bad; the wise man seeks to emulate the good he perceives in others and avoid the bad."
Funakoshi Gichin

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