15 July, 2012
History of Goju Ryu Kata?
There was a great collaborative article a while ago between a few well known (in the right circles) karateka about the history and formulation of goju kata.
It is one of the better explanations for some goju forms beyond those in common with similar systems. My own research and experience is not sufficient to make a judgement call, but the idea is interesting and definitely plausible, if not correct.
It also makes me wonder what happened to those times...how many people can say they train with others in different arts/styles and learn from each other? Cross training forms and techniques with others of a similar skill in another methodology is fun and fascinating.
I think many Sensei wouldn't or don't encourage this sort of training. Passing around students to learn different skills and emphasis, as well as bring those back to their school. Everyone benefits. But the naive greedy algorithm of a McDojo tends to discourage this approach, as do many legitimate schools. "What would you need outside of us? We have it all."
Posted by Yamabushi