This article is from the Martial Arts FAQ, by Matthew Weigel firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Another discussion forum, this time a bit more specialized, is the
Traditional Karate Mailing List, maintained by Howard S. High, of
which we include some of the Charter:
Charter for the Traditional Japanese/Okinawan Karate Group List Name:
The purpose of this group is to provide a forum for individuals who
practice one or more of the traditional Japanese/Okinawan Karate
styles to share information and discuss issues. This is the first
"CYBER-Dojo" as a training supplement to Karate. The list is
un-moderated, with restricted membership.
Application for membership is open to any individual who practices
traditional Japanese/Okinawan Karate (teachers and students). An
exception to this rule will be for those individuals who follow the
traditional values but does not belong to a traditional school due to
reasons beyond the individual's control. Another exception is for
individuals who have not yet selected a martial art to follow. This
list can help such individuals choose their path.
A prospective member will send a subscription command to the LISTSERV
command: subscribe karate < firstname_lastname>
The Host will forward an automatic reply which includes the
questionaire and the Principles of Conduct. After completing the
application, the prospective member will forward the application to:
use Subject: Membership Request
The questionaire will be reviewed by the listowner. After review, the
list owner will either request more information from the applicant,
send a Welcome Letter to the new member, or advise the applicant why
the membership was not approved.
To find out more information about the Karate CyberDojo, link to the
The Official Karate CyberDojo Web Page: http://www.ryu.com/CyberDojo
The Karate CyberDojo Journal: http://www.jkr.com/cyberdojo/journal