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Posted: 21 Jul 08, 13:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Can anyone help me with this unlikely request? It would be GREATLY appreciated.

For many years I studied Shotokan karate in the UK under an exceptional instructor called CHRIS PALMER. He was a 4th Dan when I saw him last in 1997.

He emigrated and we lost touch. I think he went to California, USA, but others think he went to Canada. It was definitely U.S. or Canada - a vast area, I know!

I have exhausted EVERY avenue I can think of - especially the internet, but cannot find any trace of him - which is very strange.

I was wondering if it would be possible for any Queen fans (who don't hate me too much) to let me know if you know of ANY Shotokan club in ANY area of the U.S. or Canada that I could write to or email. I feel certain he will be part of one of them, somewhere.

I've tried a few emails from here, but no success as yet. I'm sure it'd be easier for someone actually living in those countries.

ANY leads or clues at all would be great.

You can take the piss if you like - wouldn't that be totally unpredictable!!! - or you can take this seriously. It is certainly intended that way. I genuinely would love to find Chris again and see where he's teaching... or if he is.

Can you help with this???? Thanks.



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Posted: 21 Jul 08, 13:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

So you're coming on here to tell us you're a black belt?

What's next? A Book on how to get girls?

Seriously though, if you want to get ahold of Chris, you can reach him at info@shotokankarate.org, as he does not have a personal email address. He now also paints.

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Posted: 21 Jul 08, 13:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmsgLp7Oc3Q

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Posted: 21 Jul 08, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wrong forum.

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Posted: 21 Jul 08, 14:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You missed a turn.

Personal forum --> http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_view.aspx?Q=3

Edit: Damn you, Jeroen! I'm losing it :(


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Posted: 21 Jul 08, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Rick, Jeroen, you're telling us that this is the wrong "forum" to look for a karate instructor?

This is Kung Fu Queenzone


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Posted: 21 Jul 08, 17:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.google.com/Top/Sports/Martial_Arts/Karate/Shotokan/Schools_and_Instruction/North_America/

There's a list of instructors/clubs in Canada and a list of instructors/clubs in the States.

This post might be in the wrong forum, but as I took karate lessons for nearly 7 years, it dragged my attention. :P

I had a Shotokan instructor for a bit more than a year and I didn't really like it. I was happier with the first style I studied (I forgot the name now! But I took lessons for some 5 years, then I moved to Shotokan), and after I took lessons with a Shotokan instructor, I took lessons with a Shuri-ryu instructor for nearly a year too and enjoyed the style more than Shotokan (and I loved the mix between karate and kobudo, it was fun when the instructor brought those weapons to the class for us to learn how to use them and do some exercises) - I just didn't like the instructor.

Sorry for the random rambling, this thread brought back some memories. :P If my first instructor still lived in my city, I'd gladly take lessons again. But now I guess I can only find Shotokan instructors, plus the Shuri-ryu one I didn't like. Ah well.


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Posted: 21 Jul 08, 18:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erin wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmsgLp7Oc3Q


Whoa! The D played Brixton?


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Posted: 21 Jul 08, 19:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

With Karate, I'll kick your ass...


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Posted: 21 Jul 08, 21:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dan Corson VII: Season Is Over wrote:

With Karate, I'll kick your ass...


Wasn't this used in AMV Hell 3 or 4?

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Posted: 22 Jul 08, 00:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here are a couple of links for you Mr. Brooks http://www.ska.org/ and http://www.akakarate.com/ Good luck and sayonara.

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Posted: 22 Jul 08, 04:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Charlie Brown wrote:

Here are a couple of links for you Mr. Brooks http://www.ska.org/ and http://www.akakarate.com/ Good luck and sayonara.



Thank you Charlie. Helpful stuff.

Sayonara


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Posted: 22 Jul 08, 08:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The only thing you could fight your way to, would be the front of the doughnut queue Greggus !!!!

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Posted: 22 Jul 08, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Welcome to the Greg Brooks show.

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Posted: 22 Jul 08, 12:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Chris Palmer? Oh yeah, wasn't he the guy who invented the Hadouken and the Shoryuken? Shotokan is for wussies - Ansatsuken is for real pros!(*hint* Street Fighter reference *hint*)


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Posted: 22 Jul 08, 20:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen Archivist wrote:

Charlie Brown wrote:

Here are a couple of links for you Mr. Brooks http://www.ska.org/ and http://www.akakarate.com/ Good luck and sayonara.



Thank you Charlie. Helpful stuff.

Sayonara
You're welcome Mr. Brooks. Perhaps your friend has simply retired from karate insruction and that is why you have not been able to find him.

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Posted: 26 Jul 08, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A man named Rex Kwon Do is training me to be a cagefighter.


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Treasure Moment wrote: [/QUOTENAME]The only way to really know what the hell we are doing on this earth is through sacred plants and mushrooms.[/QUOTE]
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Posted: 26 Jul 08, 22:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QueenMercury46 wrote:

A man named Rex Kwon Do is training me to be a cagefighter.
I expect complimentary tickets to your first cagefight.

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Posted: 27 Jul 08, 16:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Charlie Brown wrote:

QueenMercury46 wrote:

A man named Rex Kwon Do is training me to be a cagefighter.
I expect complimentary tickets to your first cagefight.

No.


[QUOTE][QUOTENAME]Treasure Moment wrote: [/QUOTENAME]The only way to really know what the hell we are doing on this earth is through sacred plants and mushrooms.[/QUOTE]
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Posted: 27 Jul 08, 21:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

QueenMercury46 wrote:

Charlie Brown wrote:

QueenMercury46 wrote:

A man named Rex Kwon Do is training me to be a cagefighter.
I expect complimentary tickets to your first cagefight.

No.
Oh yes.