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Brian Strickler wrote at 2013-04-12 12:01:43
Well I've actually worked with a Head of a Family Organization. World Matsubayashi Ryu KarateDo Association of Nagamine, Shoshin. He left it to his son. Nagamine, Takayoshi. You want to be unique and different but wish to protect your intellectual property. Definitely Trademark everything. Your Patches, books, any media formats and any and everything that's uniquely your organizations. Especially the NAME. I would get an attorney for this..usually costs about $500.00 dollars. If you do this you can protect your intellectual property. You'll also have a leg to stand on if you ever need to go to court against anyones violations of said trademarks...


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I am available to answer your questions in regard to the history, philosophy, technique and practice of Okinawan and Japanese karate, jujutsu, kenjutsu and iaijutsu. I also have knowledge and experience in Okinawan kobujutsu and traditional Japanese. I also have a good foundation to answer general questions concerning various other Japanese, Okinawan, Korean and Chinese martial arts, including their traditions, history and philosophy.

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I have a diverse background with over 30 years of study and practice in Japanese and Okinawan bujutsu (martial arts). I presently hold licenses/rankings in karate, iaijutsu, kenjutsu, jujutsu and Okinawan kobujutsu. I have also studied several Chinese systems, including Hung Gar tiger/crane and wing chun, and hold a black sash (shodan) in Song Shan Kempo. I have been fortunate to have studied and trained with a number of highly qualified and revered practitioners, sensei and sifu from several different martial traditions. I am also an amateur marital arts historian and student of hoplology.

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Bachelor of Science in Psychology Black Sash Song Shan Kempo Chuden/Mokuroku (Karatejutsu/Jujutsu/Kobujutsu) Tengu-Sho-Oku (Kenjutsu/iaijutsu)

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