Guys, someone tell me why the G Shock Gulfman is called a Gulfman...what does it mean? did they mean Golfman?:-d and got the translation wrong?
Unsure if it's same or not but when I did it Brown was considered "entry teaching level" ... from that point on you were judged by how you worked with youngsters as well as how you did your Kata's and sparings... for me there was a 2 year wait minum before I was even eligble for black belt...I haven't heard of that one. I do Wado-Ryu, are there any similarities? I'm still a novice next to you guys, I'll be going for my brown (3rd kyu) in January.
You my feriend have not idea just how much of a "bug" did you ignite in me right now... granted it didn't take a lot but bug is active...We have 3 month between kyu grades, then 6 months between 1st kyu and 1st dan. I skipped the last grading because there's quite a lot to learn for 3rd kyu. Kushanku is a big kata, but now I can complete it I really enjoy it.
Maybe you could go back? I returned after 20 years. I didn't quite get the warm welcome back I hoped for, just "hello, what happened to your hair?" :-d
I'm a bit of a UFC fan, and I saw a guy fight recently who had great Judo skills (quite rare in the UFC). I can't remeber his name, but he performed some of the most impressive throws I've seen in any UFC fight. I see Dave Starbrook has a book out, with a good rating too. :-!
Yes Karo Parysian is a good fighter. Only guy in the UFC to make Judo work. I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The G-shock Factory is not too far from where I train!:-!