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        ChuckD We use hajime in our dojo as well.
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        Michael We count (sometimes in English and sometimes in Japanese, depending on how many new people we have). If we do a kata at our own pacing, hajime is used.

        In regard to Ossu, when I was in Japan I was told it was basically equivalent to saying "Yo" in English, but is generally reserved for very macho men (think "Yo, Adrien" from Rocky). My first sensei used it frequently, but not as much as I have seen elsewhere. Since studying Isshinryu, I haven't heard it once in the dojo.
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        Christopher Adamchek im with you on not using oss
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        Ray @Will - Black Belt Wiki. In my opinion they are diffrent The spar bar is always a hook coming at you . The reflex is superior in making you move depending on how you hit it. But the spar bar MAKES YOU COVER YOUR HEAD! A metal bar swinging at your face based on how hard you hit it! I recommend padding on it. If you had to choose one I would take a reflex bag. But it is a very close race. Either will serve you well in solo training.
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        Richie I LOVE my double ended bag. I notice in my kumite when I have neglected training with it.
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        Will - Black Belt Wiki Ray

        Do you think this is better or massively different than a reflex bag?

        For anyone who doesn't know what a reflex bag is - http://www.blackbeltwiki.com/reflex-bag

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