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The roots of breakdancing in the----1930s:

 

 

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The great Akio Minakami-- Traditionalist, zen priest, three times world and all-Japan kata champion  Currently 9th dan. Teaches personally in North Seattle.  He is proud of the fact, that he has never struck another human outside of competition. We once did a slow-motion video (about 42 years ago) of him walking up to a 4" X 4" post stuck in the ground (about six feet of it was above ground) and striking it at about shoulder level; The splinters exploding out the other side, looked like the post had been hit by a shotgun blast at very close range.

If you live near Seattle and want traditional karate instruction, equal to anywhere in the world, his school is the place to go.

I believe he is 72 years old in this video.

 

 

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14 minutes ago, zerostao said:

Did you see the one with Michael Jackson, Laurel, and Hardy ?

 

Yes, they threw in some extra loops to make it sync up, it was fun! 

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Cyd Charisse had childhood polio and was told that she would never walk again.  But, her dream was to become a dancer.  She did self-therapy, with an indomitable will and became one of the greatest dancers, in the world and those legs!

 

 

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