If shotokan does not use dan bars on their black belts, how do you recognize levels of black belts above shotokan?
I know a woman who has been a shotokan black belt for years and has had a distinguished career in competition, yet she wears a plain black belt without any dan bars or stripes and no way to determine what dan level she may have based on just looking at her belt.2 AnswersMartial Arts6 years ago
What airlines provides the best service between Washington and Buenos Aires?4 AnswersBuenos Aires1 decade ago
I am looking for tonfa training DVDs. I have one Fumio Demura and ordered one by Geo Alexander. Recomendation?
I am looking to learn advanced tonfa katas. My interest is traditional Okinawan karate style.2 AnswersMartial Arts1 decade ago
The French prince, Jean d'Orleans, Duke of Vendôme, and son of Henri, Count of Paris [a pretender to the French throne] was married to Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart, a Spanish-Austrian aristocrat, in Senlis, a city in the northern part of France. This marriage was attended by the Belgian royal family, Princess Marie-Christine of Lichtenstein, and French Interior Minister Rachida Dati. Why don't royal watchers care about this wedding?7 AnswersRoyalty1 decade ago
It seems that all of the major stores there have American (English language) movie DVDs, and I have difficulty finding any films directed by Alain Resnais, Bertrand Tavernier, Philippe de Broca, Pierre Cardinal, or Patrick Chesnais.3 AnswersMontreal1 decade ago
I think I am not ready for the test for the next level in Karate. The head instructor thinks I am. I feel that I need to perfect my technique and should not test for at least another month. I think I need more experience.14 AnswersMartial Arts1 decade ago
I would like to learn tonfa specific katas, but my dojo's master wants me to incorporate with karate katas.
I would like to learn weapon-specific tonfa katas, such as Tonfa Kata Ichi, but the Master who runs the dojo where I am a member really has no background in weapon-specific katas. He would prefer I incorporate the tonfa into a karate kata such as H-Form 1. Can I really learn a tonfa kata from a video on YouTube?6 AnswersMartial Arts1 decade ago
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Inch'Allah dimanche is a 2001 French film by director Yamina Benguigui about the life of an Algérian immigrant family in France in the 1970's. I find the music quite captivating.2 AnswersMovies1 decade ago
I know that the late actor Dan Blocker (Hoss Cartwright from Bonanza) had an engineering degree. I know that rocker Mick Jagger passed three A-levels and had attended the London School of Economics. Are there any other entertainers that have advanced educations?6 AnswersCelebrities1 decade ago
I saw a film over the weekend and people were joking about the death of French President Félix Faure. Why?
Félix Faure was Président of France in the 19th Century.3 AnswersHistory1 decade ago
Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. It is a Linksis Wireless-B 2.4 GHz router. What baffles me is that my wife's laptop always picks up the signal from the router, but my laptop only picks it up intermittently. And furthermore, my laptop also picks up signals from about 3 or four other wireless routers in the neighborhood.1 AnswerComputer Networking1 decade ago