PART ONE

THE HISTORY OF SHITO-RYU KARATE

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Section One Section Two Section 'Three

FAMILY HISTORY ...................................... 1 AN ABBREVIATED HISTORY OF KARATE ............ 2 MOTOBU-HA SHITO-RYU ............................. 3

Section four GENERAL KARATE INFORMATION ................... 5 THE TEACHING SYSTEM IN KARATE ................ 7 Section Five. GENERAL RULES OF ETIQUETTE ................... 8 Section Six. Section Seven JAPANESE GLOSSARY ............................... 9 Section Eiaht KARATE TECHNIQUE (required for testing) ......... 13 Section Nine TESTING REQUIREMENTS .......................... 15 WHITE BELT (9TH KYU) TO YELLOW BELT (8TH KYU) ............. 17 YELLOW BELT (8TH KYU) TO ORANGE BELT (7TH KYU) ........... 18 ORANGE BELT (7TH KYU) TO BLUE BELT (6TH KYU) ............... 19 BLUE BELT (6TH KYU) TO GREEN BELT (5TH KYU) ................. 20 GREEN BELT (5TH KYU) TO PURPLE BELT (4TH KYU) .............. 21 PURPLE BELT (4TH KYU) TO BROWN BELT (3RD KYU) ............ 22 BROWN BELT (3RD KYU) TO BROWN BELT (2ND KYU) ............ 23 BROWN BELT (2ND KYU) TO BROWN BELT (IST KYU) ............. 24 BROWN BELT (IST KYU) TO BLACK BELT (?ST DAN) .............. 25 Section Ten KATA AND THEIR MEANINGS ........................ 26 Section Eleven MORALS OF THE DOJO (DOJO KUN) ............... 28 Section Twelve THE FIFTEEN BASIC TRAINING TECHNIQUES ....... 29 PATTERN AND MOVEMENT ........................................ 29 Section Thirteen THE BUILDING OF KARATE ......................... 30 KI (LIFE FORCE) ....................................................... 31 MAAI (DtSTANCE) ....... .'............................................. 32 KARATE JUTSU ....................................................... 33 Section fourteen HISTORYO F THE MASTERS ......................... 34 M ASTER MOTOBU ................................................... 34 SOKE SHOGO KUNIBA ................................................ 35 SOKE RICHARD BAILLARGEON ...................................... 36 SHIHAN RICHARD KELLEY ........................................... 37 SHIHAN DAl GERl T ENDRlAS . . . . .

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SHIHAN DAI GENE WILLIAMS

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PART TWO

THE HISTORY OF TAI JUTSU

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Section one Section two Section three Section four Section 5. Section 6 Section 7 ANDO-RYU HISTORY ................................. 41 LEVELS OF ANDO-RYU .............................. 41 SElTAl GATA .......................................... 42 ANDO-RYU BUJUTSU REQUIREMENTS ............ 44 SHIHAN'S TRAINING ................................. 45 REFLECTIONS FROM THE HlDEN AND KAIDEN ............................................ 47 HElHO AND GATA .................................... 49

PART THREE Section 1. Section 3.
Section 4. Section 5 Section 6

KOBUDO AND IAlDO

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KOSHIN-RYU KOBUDO .............................. KOSHIN-RYU IAlDO .................................. KOSHIN-RYU Swordsmanship ....................... KOSHIN-RYU IAlDO (Basic kata) ..................... KOSHIN-RYU IAlDO 'TESTING REQUIREM-ENTS .....................................

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PART IV
Section 1

MHUGAI-RYU IAlDO

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MHUGAI KATA ....................................... 60

PART V

ZEN NlHON KENDO RElMAl 60 Section 1 SElTAl GATA ...............................:.......... 60 . PART VI HElHO . STRATEGY 61 Section 1. INTRODUCTION TO HElHO .......................... 61

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Section 2.

INDIVIDUAL HElHO

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PART VII

KlTA KAZE BUJUTSU KAI POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

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Our emblem contains three circles. The outer of the emblem itself, the line inside the wreath and the line within the wreath. The first line symbolizes infinity. Time without end. Since circles have a continuous line without breaks or angles, the second line symbolizes perfection. The third line, because a circle encloses what is within its limits, symbolizesunity. Therefore the shape of our emblem means infinity, perfection and unity. The central pattern reflect the I n and Yo Japanese symbol of opposites. I n and Yo symbolize our thoughts in strategy, there is a I n and Yo phase to every attack. Redirection of direction. The duality of opposites is a comnon concept throughout Japan and Okinaws. These are the very roots of our Martial Arts. The common practice of reaction fiom action. The I n and Yo are also the symbol of balance. Defining the balance in oneself is a constant struggle to Master. Once a Martial Artist can achieve this balance I believe he can then tap his Ki at will. The wreath symbolizes our Karate History, the Masters before us that have dedicated their lives to Karate training and teaching. In addition to it's shape and pattern we must consider it's colors. Our Association has a long line of history with Instructors fiom many background, many of which have a lot in common. The Red Sun is a symbol the Japanese use for their flag. Our practice of Martial Arts historically dates back to Japan fiom Masters such as Richard P Baillergeon, Soke Shogu Kuniba, Motobu and Mabuni. So therefore we should honor that heritage. Karate-do is not just a practice or hobby. (1t is a way of life1 It is time consuming, demanding, punishing, frustrating. It requires discipline and focus. It builds character, self esteem and provides a new view of life for each of us. It takes a lifetime of devotion of more than just time. It takes physical devotion and demands attention. The red wreath represent intensity and fierceness. The Black symbolizes void, emptiness and no pretensions. Our emblem represents many hours of sweat, determination and labor from not one, but many Martial Artist. The circles in our emblem remind us that we are united, we have a common bond that leads us to strive for perfection of technique and character. It reminds us that we must 'without question defend the paths of truth. That we have an endless road of effort ahead. Courtesy demands courage and effort, and that we must guard that impetuous courage in each of us, to keep our minds open to other thoughts and beliefs. -The emblem of the Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai represents honor and integrity. The foundation of our association.

(1949 . m.(1830 . Zen Shoto Kai Karate Do Federation Founder. 2.1989) Founder of National Karate and Jdutsu Union ) Retired Assistant Director for NKJU.1992) World wide head of the Motobu-Ha Shito-Ryu. . of 1994.1915) Itosu created the Pinan series of kata and introduced Karate to public in 1903.1959) Assumed the leadership of the Motobu-Ha Shito-Ryu upon Master Motobu's death. Founded Seishin Kai Dojo.(1871 . .Unknown) Master of Okinawan Weapons. Shihan Dai End- 14. 5. Shihan Kelley . studied in China at age 12 and was considered one of the famous Masters of the early 1700's.(1935 .(1943 Formed the Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai (KKBK) in September 1991. Became the Chief Training Instructor of the KKBK in Jan. Kosei Kuniba .Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai Student and Instructors Guide PART ONE Section One 1.(1958 - I ) Became a Director of the KKBK in Dec. THE HISTORY OF SHITO-RYU KARATE FAMILY HISTORY Chatan Yara .(1930 .1762) Responsible for the early training of Karate Sakugawa. studied in China and under Master Chatan Yara. Karate Sakugawa .(1796 . of 1993. Went to Japan in 1923 to teach karate.(1733 . Choki Motobu . of 1993.(Unknown .(1900 . Hanshi Ruiz .(1668 . Soke Dai Price .(1945 . 4. Sbihan Dai Williams . Ankoh Itosu . ) Retired as Assistant Director of the IKKU June 1991. - 13. Takahara Pechin . 3. Studied in China and under Karate Sakugawa for ten years. Shogo Kuniba .) Retired as Senior Sensei of the IKKU in Dec.) Head of Seishin Kai International.1893) Created the Kata Shinto and Seisan.(1 943 - Soke Baillaweon . Sokon Matsumura . studied under both Takahara Pechin and the Chinese Master Ku Shan ku. the leadership of which he passed onto Shihan Price in 1992 before his death on 14 July 1992. Founder of the International Karate and Kobudo Union (IKKU).1944) Founded the Motobu-Ha Shito-Ryu Karate Do.1815) Developed the Kata Ku Shan Ku.

Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai Student and Instruct6n guide Motobu ha Shito-Ryu Lineage Chart Takahara Pelchln Karate Sakugawa 1733 1815 - I Bushl Matsumura 1797 1889 - I Matsumurn Kosaku 1820 1898 Hlgashlonna Kanryo 1853 1915 - I Motobu Chokl 1871-1944 I - ' Mabunl Kenwa 1889-1963 I Kunlba Kosel I i Kunlba Shogo 1935 1982 - BallhitgoonRlchard 1930 1989 Ruk Joseph 1943 - ' I - I Kdky Rlchard Gaw WllUuns .

Section Two Kita Kaze Bpjutsu Kai Student and Instructors Guide AN ABBREVIATED HISTORY OF KARATE 3 - The origins of Karate are to be found in 12th Century China. Itosu is generally credited with the founding of SHORIN-RYU. Karate (1733-1 815). . collectively known as KEMPO or "Way of the Fist. a word meaning hand. he used elements of both NAHA-TE and SHURI-TE. This secrecy limited the amount of written material on the history of martial arts. There were other systems. the resulting art became known as TODE. the capital city. But it is not that simple. Another meaning for the Chinese character that represents TO was KARA. the style. As KEMPO was blended into TE. in his book Okinawa. or system followed here. Itosu followed Matsumura. World War I1 destroyed much of the little written history that existed. Choki (187 1-1944). meaning Open. Higashionna Wgaonna). Motobu. the possession of weapons and the practice of martial arts were forbidden during the 15th Century. Takahara (1683-1 760). with the result that the weapon less martial arts of Okinawa finally became known as KARATE. a blending of Itosu's and Higashionnats styles and names. Each developed its own version of Karate: Tomari developed TOMARI-TE. The name SHITO-RYU comes fiom the first syllable of Itosu (ITO=SHI) and of Zgashionna (HIGA=TO). Early Okinawan weapon less martial arts were known as TE. Alexander. but by the 19th Century. SHURT-TE. only two main divisions remained: NAHA-TE and SHLTRI-TE. There were three main cities in Okinawa. Sokon (1797. Chinese visitors introduced KEMPO into Okinawa. NAHA-TE. Sokan or Bushi (1797-1889) was responsible for organizing the SHURI-TE system and carrying on its teachings. Sakugawa. and when he developed his SHITO-RYU system. (RYU means style. or Chinese Hand. Mabuni is the founder of SHITO-RYU. Anko (1830-1915). to be sure. and Shuri. Among them. the Okinawans practiced their martial arts in secrecy. Other masters contributed greatly to each system. Hence SHITO-RYU. From that time until the early 20th Century. Matsumura. Kenwa (1889-1957). and Matsumura. Island of Karate (briefly described above) gives the early genealogy of SHURI-TE as Peishin. TOMARI-TE was quite similar to SHUN-TE and was gradually absorbed into SHURI-TE. There were a number of ancient Chinese systems. Naha." In Okinawa.1889). Mabuni also studied under Higashionna.) Next followed Mabuni. Kanryo (1845-1915) became the leading master of the NAHA-TE system. During the 15th Century. He was followed by Itosu. Many other masters contributed to Karate along the way.

Matsumora. After studying with Soke Richard Baillargeon and Shihan Ruiz fiom 1979 to 1987. The headquarters of Motobu ha Shito. Shito-Ryu had a variety of influences fiom many different masters in the middle 1800's. (also taught at the Seishinkai) and Kanken Toyama. and Yabu. about Okinawan training techniques. Master Motobu's Kata knowledge was limited and he believed mainly in makiwara training and Kumite. Master Motobu soon found that this was too slow and fiustrating for him. Filled with a new outlook on his life. which meant that the first son of the family was taught the family fighting methods. so he began to lift heavy rocks and punch the punching post or Makiwara. being frustrated by this. Master Motobu instructed many noted Masters. among those people was Master Kuniba. Master Itosu (1813-1915) taught the following people in Okinawa: Gichin Funakoshi (considered the father of modem karate. Kosaku. After a while. After moving to Japan in 1926 Master Motobu began teaching in Osaka. among them are Shoshin Nagamine . and fiom that training formulated the Mabuni system of Shito-Ryu). and with Shihan Ruiz fiom 1987 to 1991 Shihan. Master Yabu was the only man to have ever defeated Master Motobu. so when he became the student of Master Itosu.Tatsuo Shimabuku. Japan. he became so strong that he earned the name "Monkey King" because of his tremendous leaping ability and general agility.ryu karate is the Seishin Kai. that Naihanshi Kata was all one needed to be a strong fighter. The Seishinkai Karate dojo named the Karate that it taught Motobu ha Shito-ryu. Kobudo. when Kosei Kuniba moved to Japan fiom -0kinawa. Master Motobu became known as a brawler and a trouble maker. and in Tokyo. Kosei of the Seishinkai Karate dojo in Osaka. and Tai Jutsu. The KKBK is an organiztltion for the preservation of Traditonal Karate. Master Motobu helped Master Funakoshi start the teaching of Karate to the Japanese. This diverse influence gave rise to a very complex system of Karate. and Tomarite. Master Motobu studied under Itosu. . at the Seishinkai. the defeat of a Russian boxer may have made him the most famous. Kentsu. The Motobu family was of Samurai class. this added to his difficulties about being accepted as a student of one of the foremost Masters in Okinawa. He stated in his book.Section Three Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai Student and Instructors Guide MOTOBU-HA SHITO-RYU -2 Master Choki Motobu was born the third son to the Motobu famiIy in Okinawa. in Osaka. Kenwa Mabuni (Mabuni trained under Itosu and Higaonna. Motobu-Ha Shito-Ryu literally means Shito-Ryu of Motobu. Kentsu Yabu (defeated Motobu in match and eventually became Motobu's third instructor). Both Motobu and Mabuni taught at the Seishinkai Dojo. Chosin Chibana (Founder of Kobayashi Shorin-ryu). Master Motobu returned to Okinawa in 1936 and began training with Master Kentsu Yabu. Shinpan Gusukuma. in honor of Master Motobu. In 1922. Iaido. Japan.Kelley formed the Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai in 1991. Master Motobu challenged many men in Japan. Choki Motobu. tried to sneak in and watch his older brothets training. Anko. However. Master Choki Motobu lived from 1871 to 1944 and trained many Shito-Ryu Karate people. this is perhaps why the Shito-ryu Karate system is a combination of Shurite. and Kosei Kuniba. Master Motobu left a strong fighting legacy to the Shito-ryu of the Seishinkai. In his youth. Nahate. The Seishinkai Karate Dojo was founded in the early 1900ts.

Nunchaku. This program will increase awareness. twenty-five years later. The study of weaponry by a Karate novice.Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai Student and Instructors Guide Karate is a multi-purpose training program that will enhance the shape of both the body and the mind. "Karate is of the heart andKobtrdo is of the mind".Shonosuke Ando. The weapons of Tai Jutsu are sword. The philosophies of Karate are very simple to learn. Tonfa. spear. Think about them for a while. The accepted minimum amount of training is three one hour lessons a Week! Kobudo is simply the study of the ancient weapons that were used buy the Karate Masters in Okinawa (Bo. His answer will always stay with me. of course. I once asked Master Ando about the difference between Karate and Kobudo. said that to be a Master. I realize now that perhaps the will be in my own future and not from someone else's past. Tai Jutsu is a method of combat that was used by the ancient samurai and includes throws. is desirable to enhance his or her strength in the chest and shoulders and to teach them the value of using a weapon. in or our or the Dojo. after three months. and none of us knows everything there is to know of the art. His answer was a laugh and a smile in combination with a pat on the head. but very complex to put into action. My first guide ." I'm still thinking about it. joint locks. Iai-do is the study of the sword as a way to inner peace. Karate is also nothing less. Martial arts teachers are all students. I also asked him what is the best target to strike if you want to see dramatic results. knife and Manriken. and also as a weapon of offense and defense. chokes and pressure points. one must be aperpetual student. Remember: Martial arts teachers are nothing more than guides to a student striving to further his studies. Sai. The study of Kobudo. tone the muscles. and promote coordination. . He said . Your karate is your life and should be lived every day. karate is nothing more than a series of complex body movements that will enable the student to be aware of himself. bear directly on the progress that the student will make in the art. fiom Japan. sharpen reflexes. and Kama). I will take a page later to examine the Dojo Kun (Morals of the school) and their interrelation to the student. In truth. is important fiom the viewpoint that to be able too defend oneself against a weapon it is necessary to know how to use that weapon. The length of time devoted to the study of Karate will.

These kyu grades are signdied by the colors of the belt.The color of the earth (Solid and Unyielding) Black belt -.The color purity Yellow belt -.The dawning of a new day Orange belt -. but to describe the level of training.The color of a new and open mind (blue sky) Green belt -. and these belt colors have meaning within our karate system. . The longer and the more intensely the student trained. There are also 9 advanced grades. also called & grades.The color of fiesh and growing things Purple belt -.The color of mild conf'usion Brown belt -.The beginning of consciousness Blue belt -. In the earlier times. which was the beginning. It is the purpose of the colored belts to indicate not the length of time in the art.Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai Student and Instructors Guide / Section four GENERAL KARATE INFORMATION There are nine student levels. the darker his belt became until the white belt. the intensity of one's training was represented by the dirt on one's white belt. but for the knowledge that the belt represents. became the black belt of a hard-training teacher. White belt -. These grades signify the student's proficiency in the art.The color of void (Empty of all pretensions) Each student should strive not for the belt. called grades.

5~ l7 eSC 12 months to ~ . orange. 6 months to . The association name may be combined with style name. A-purple belt may be replaced by a green belt with one stripe. The association recognizes that many black belts proudly wear black belts previously issued and honor this by permitting the wearing ofthese belts rather than the association belt.Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai Student and Instructors Guide BELT RANKING SYSTEM TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS 9th Kyu White belt 8th Kyu Yellow belt 7th Kyu Orange belt 6th Kyu Blue belt 5th Kyu Green belt 4th Kyu Purple belt 3rd Kyu Brown belt 3 BIS* 2nd Kyu Brown belt 2 BIS* I st Kyu Brown belt 1 BIS* 1st Dan Black belt 3 months to 3 months to 3 months to 4 months to 4 months to 04 4 months to . 9 months to . 1 66 - 2nd Dan Black belt 3rd Dan Black belt 4th Dan Black belt 5th Dan Black belt 6th Dan Black belt 7th Dan Black belt 8th Dan Black belt Shodan Nidan Sandan Yondan Godan Rokudan Nanadan Hacheedan 24 months to 36 months to 36 months to 36 months to 36 months to 48 months to 48 months to * (B/S Black Stripe) Note: Yellow. All stripes are to be black in color. or one stripes respectively. Note: Outstanding students may bypass one . .grade up to and including 4th kyu. two. All other time in grade must be achieved at each grade level prior to testing. and blue belts may be replaced by white belts with three. Note: Dan rank belts will have association name on one side and personal name on the other side.

kata. The advancement of a teacher may change his belt color. The dan ranks." Soke Shogo Kuniba . however. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN INSTRUCTORS AND TEACHERS WILL REFLECT IN THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN LEARNING KARATE-LIIUZ MOVEMENT AND LEARNING KARATE. bunkai and kumite. however. in order to bring the student to hller understanding of what it means to say. The sole purpose of the teacher is to guide the students in the art as correctly as possible. The teacher is the guide in the art of karate. often at the expense of his own personal life. If a teaching title is awarded to a Yudansha (a dan grade) he is being honored for his ability to guide students along the path of Karate. if they are not recognized as teachers. the instructor may warm up the class or instruct the general aspects of either kata or technique. are considered instructors and not teachers. in the Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai all belts worn by Sensei's are black. He must have a full understanding of the mechanics of his art and is considered to be the philosophical leader. I Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai Student and Instructors Guide THE TEACHING SYSTEM IN KARATE SENSEI SHMAN DAI S m SOKE BLACK BELT BLACK BELT BLACK BELT HEREDITARY LEADER 1ST DAN & ABOVE 3RD DAN TO 4TH DAN 5TH DAN & ABOVE 8TH DAN & ABOVE The teaching system is designed to remind us that not all dank are teachers.Section Five. The instructor is considered to be a teacher in training and will always be under the scrutiny of a teacher. The teacher must be able to inspire the student to sacr$ce his time and effort. In Japan or Okinawa. The instructor is expected to be on the floor at all times and to be working as hard as the students are. The teachers in our system have to be able to instruct the students in basics. "I am a Karate student.

7. 4. and respect will come to you. There should not be any unnecessary talking during a class and never when the teacher is talking. getting ready for them is all imp. Clean Gi. Remember. F Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai Student and Instructors Guide GENERAL RULES OF ETIQUETTE Upon entering the Dojo. Tests are unimportant. This is called the Rei in Japanese. Effort and Perseverance go hand in hand. The Dojo's appearance is every bodies job. 3. Never borrow equipment. and neatly pressed. Talk very little. unless that uniform is to be worn home. listen well. and with out holes or tears. A students attitude may be reflected in the neatness of their uniform. one should always bow to show one's respect for a place of learning. Uniforms should be clean. Courtesy at all times. KOShin (Ancient Spirit) . it is recommended that a shirt of some type be worn with the Gi bottoms when amving or leaving the Dojo.ortant. Before and after each class another Rei is performed in order to instill respect for what you are about to do and what you have done. and if you wear your uniform to and fi-om the Dojo.Section Six. make sure that as a junior student. 6. Be respectfbl. It is also certainly true that all seniors should Rei to their juniors to show the respect that is due to anyone who is struggling to learn a new and different endeavor. Leave bad habits outside the Dojo. Uniforms should be properly folded after each class. 2. All students should Rei to their seniors to show respect for the knowledge that the seniors possess. Train Hard. The Obi (belt) should never be worn outside the Dojo. you take your turn cleaning the Dojo. courtesy and a soft voice are necessary to the smooth workings of a person's life. 5. Clean Attitude. Conduct rules for the Dojo: 1. Clean Dojo. Equipment should always be in good repair and the appropriate type for the class that is being participated in.

30 = San + Ju.Torso. HACHI are silent.Middle -- -- ' Dan -.Immovable mind Fudo Dachi -.Thigh Do Way Dojo --School (Place to learn the Way) C Chu D -.Immovable stance .TEN U NI -. 12 = Ju+Ni. Higher numbers (1 1-99) are created by adding lower numbers together: 11 = Ju+Ichi. the "U" at the end of "ROKU" is silent. BUJUTSU WORDS AND THEIR MEANINGS GENERAL TERMS .Upward Arigato -. Chest protector Dozo Please Enpi . SHICM. and 20 = Ni+Ju.Blood swinging Daitai -.Application of technique A Ago -. Also. In the numbers.Jaw Ashi -.Foot work Atemi -.NINE When pronouncing Japanese words.Ankle Ashi Waza -.SIX KU -.Wamor arts Bunkai Soto Ura --Formal Application B Chiburi -.FOUR SHICHI -.To draw a sword Bunkai -.SEVEN J -.FIVE HACHI -.TWO GO -.Strike Batto -.EIGHT SAN --THREE ROKU -. In addition to being more correct.Foot technique Ato Uchi -. the "I" at the end of ICHI. -2 Age -. etc.High Grade Doh -. etc.Elbow F Fudo Shin -.Foot Ashi Kubi -.Thank you Ashi Barai -.Foot sweep Ashi Sabaki -.Delayed strike Bujutsu -. this allows for a more rhythmic counting style. many of the syllables are silent.ONE SHI -.Section Seven I Kita Kaze Bujutsu Kai Student and Instructors Guide JAPANESE GLOSSARY COUNTING IN JAPANESE ICHI -.

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