CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

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CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby jbb73 on Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:06 pm

Hy there!

I´m searching for a possibility of good CMA/IMA in Kumamoto.

The three schools I found via Google did not really convince me.
Style is not crucial - can be Taikiken, Taijiquan, Bajiquan or anything else. Crucial is good quality in teaching and contents.

Thanks for every help.
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby edededed on Thu Nov 02, 2017 5:59 am

Kumamoto? Do they have anything in Kumamoto at all? :D

Unfortunately, almost all CMA in Japan seems to be in or around Tokyo, as you probably know as well!

If you ever come up to the Tenjin area, though, always happy to meet up for a chat!
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby Finny on Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:58 am

Jigen ryu!!
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby jbb73 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:57 am

edededed wrote:Kumamoto? Do they have anything in Kumamoto at all? :D

Unfortunately, almost all CMA in Japan seems to be in or around Tokyo, as you probably know as well!

If you ever come up to the Tenjin area, though, always happy to meet up for a chat!


Thank´s, looks indeed not so good in Kumamoto with CMA...
I´m searching for a friend, unfortunately no meeting in Tenjin probable.
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby jbb73 on Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:59 am

Finny wrote:Jigen ryu!!


Certainly good, but not CMA. ;)
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby Ian C. Kuzushi on Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:22 am

The bottom of this page has some links to contemporary wushu and taijiquan for health. I wouldn't be surprised if there is some good stuff down there hiding out.

http://dragongate.ciao.jp/kpta/

But, there is a long tradition of militant resistance going back to the Sengoku period, so there is likely some great Japanese stuff, too. A lot of Ueshiba's prewar students filtered through Sasebo.

Here's some stuff that popped up on the first page of a google search for taijiquan:

http://www.kumamototaikyokuken.com/

http://culture.jeugia.co.jp/lesson_detail_56-3659.html

Who knows what might pop up if you do some more searching for other arts. Fukuoka City is right next door and is one of top ten largest cities in Japan, so don't give up without trying.

Edit: Ed, you're in Tenjin? Did you train up here and then move down to Fukuoka? I guess Ed would know if there was anything good and well known down there.
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby edededed on Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:15 pm

Hey Ian, yah, I moved! (I've not been back to Tokyo for a long time now!) Great place, but CMA in Japan is almost all only in or around Tokyo. The main exceptions would be instructors of a large organization - such as Chen Peishan's small frame Chen style taijiquan (there are several teachers in Fukuoka, but none in Kumamoto). Ma Gui baguazhang is also similar - there are many instructors around Japan since Li Baohua moved to Japan - but I did not find any for Kumamoto. Taijiquan is of course ubiquitous in a sense - but not really the "good stuff" - much is of the "Yang Meishi" variety - a kind of home-cooked version.

But if you're also ever in the area for a conference or something... ;)
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby Ian C. Kuzushi on Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:37 am

Hey Ed,

Gotcha on the dearth of CMA. How good/bad is the transportation down there? I saw from the terrible damage and deaths during the early Summer that the infrastructure seems much less developed. If the trains are fast, would getting to and from Fukuoka not be doable for someone in Kumamoto?

Anyway, I plan on making it down there at the start of summer to do some research and would love to meet up!

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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby edededed on Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:54 am

Japan's natural disasters always seem to hit hardest where infrastructure is least developed - old wooden buildings, landslides, etc. The big hole that suddenly appeared in downtown Fukuoka luckily did not cause any injuries - but they did fill it back up really quickly! Of course there are lots of trains and buses and such - but not much if you are in a very rural area. As a professional salaryman, though, I myself do not travel all that much!

But definitely let me know if you are in town! A bite after work or the like would be fun.
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby jbb73 on Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:30 pm

Ian & Ed

Thanks for the proposals.
I still hope that maybe a small private connection will open :-)

My friend was living in Japan for more than 15 years and is currently here in Germany for a sabbatical. Indeed we´re training together and I´m introducing him a little to exactly the Xiaojia respectively the Sizheng Taijiquan... (So maybe that´s where he could continue not so far from Kumamoto.)
But the ideal solution would be a small, private high-standard training-group... But still some time remaining, his going back next April/May...
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby Ian C. Kuzushi on Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:19 pm

Is your friend a professor?
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby jbb73 on Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:23 pm

Ian C. Kuzushi wrote:Is your friend a professor?


Associate professor. How do you know?
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby edededed on Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:47 am

I think that we all may have assumed that when we read "sabbatical"... I wish I could have a sabbatical :D

Another solution for your friend may be to have him join Chen Peishan's association, but only go all the way down to Fukuoka when there are seminars by Chen... the downside is that seminars may not be all that frequent, and some are also limited by level. He could also maybe join a Fukuoka class and try making the trip once a month (or something like that). Definitely makes sense to continue what he is learning already!
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby Ian C. Kuzushi on Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:51 am

If your friend is in the social sciences or humanities, maybe we could meet up when they come back. We could talk history or culture while we push hands or wrestle. :)
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Re: CMA/IMA in Kumamoto

Postby Tom on Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:28 am

Ian C. Kuzushi wrote: We could talk history or culture while we push hands or wrestle. :)


Please note that for Ian, "while we push hands or wrestle" is more likely a euphemism for "while we eat and drink." At least when he's in Japan. ;D
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