Märsta Okinawa Karate-do Förening

1st OKINAWA KARATE & KOBUDO NORDIC SEMINAR 2018

Welcome to an Okinawan Karate seminar in the footsteps of great master Chotoku Kyan (1870-1945).

Okinawa, the birthplace of Karate has produced many famous masters of Karate such as Gichin Funakoshi (founder of Shotokan), Chojun Miyagi (founder of Goju-ryu) and Mabuni Kenwa (founder of Shito-ryu), but still little is known about Chotoku Kyan, the founder of Shorin related styles as todays Shorinji-ryu and Shorin-ryu.

Chotoku Kyan was son of Chofu Kyan, who worked as the assistant of the last king of Ryukyu Kingdom, Sho Tai, and begun his studies of Karate with his father Chofu.
Later on he was introduced to Sokon Matsumura (1809-1896) who acted as chief of security and bodyguard of the last three kings in Ryukyu kingdom (Okinawa).

Chotoku Kyan also studied with other famous masters of Okinawa such as Matsumora, Oyadomari, Maeda,  Chatan Yara and Tokumine and passed on their kata in its exact form without any change from how he learned it.

Today, the major styles of Chotoku Kyan's teachings are Shorinji-ryu founded by Joen Nakazato (1922-2010), Shorin-ryu by Zenryo Shimabukuro (1908-1969) and Isshin-ryu by Tatsuo Shimabukuro (1908-1975).

During 2 days, the Nordic representatives of these styles will invite you to participate in a seminar of the teachings of Chotoku Kyan.

Duration: Saturday 17th of March 10am to Sunday 18th of March 3pm 2018.

Place: Rosenhallen in Rosersberg, Stockholm (Sweden).

Cost: 300 SEK for the seminar. Reservations of rooms and food are done separately.

Information and registration: kyudokan1@gmail.com

Payment to plusgiro account (SWEDEN): 383674-9
Payment from abroad
IBAN: SE43 9500 0099 6018 0383 6749
BIC-code (SWIFT-adress): NDEASESS

Please write seminar 2018 and your name on payment so we can confirm your participation.

DEADLINE OF APPLICATION IS MONDAY 12TH OF MARCH 2018.

Please note that the payment and reservation of rooms and food are done separately to Tre Rosor Pensionat & Konferens at the link below:

okinawa.trerosor.se


INSTRUCTORS OF THE SEMINAR

SHORINJI-RYU: Mr. Robert Iversen, Kyoshi 7 Dan

www.shorinjiryu.eu

www.facebook.com/okinawashorinjiryu


SHORIN-RYU: Mr. Kim Mittrunen, 5 Dan 

www.fssk.org

www.facebook.com/ShorinRyuSeibukanFinland


ISSHIN-RYU: Mr. Diego Rodriguez, 4 Dan 

https://diegoisshinryuseishinkan.com/

https://facebook.com/seishinkanbudo/


Requirement for participation

This is an open seminar and we encourage all styles of Karate to attend.

The minumum rank to attend is 2 kyu brown belt.

There will also be an introduction of the Bo and Sai, so please bring if you have.

The focus will be on Karate, so if you don't have any Kobudo weaponsyou don't need to bring, it'll just be a brief introduction of Kobudo and focus will be on Karate kata of Chotoku Kyan.

For the Bojutsu class (Tokumine no Kun)you just need an wooden staff of ca 180cm (rokushaku bo), any kind will be ok.  

The seminar program in brief

SATURDAY 17th MARCH

10:00-12:00 Introduction to Okinawan Karate and Chotoku Kyan. Lecture and training session.  Introduction of formal kata of Okinawan Physical Education system, Fukyugata Ichi, Fukyugata Ni and Fukyugata San. These kata are practised in all Okinawan Karate styles as beginner kata.

12:00-13:30 LUNCH break

13:30-15:00 Kihon, Kata & bunkai ANANKU (SHORINJI-RYU) SEISAN (ISSHIN-RYU) WANSHU (SHORIN-RYU)

15:00-15:30 Paus

15:30-17:00 Kihon, Kata & bunkai (ANANKU, SEISAN and WANSHU)

SUNDAY 18th MARCH

10:00-12:00 Ippon Kumite/Yakusoku Kumite (SHORIN-RYU and ISSHIN-RYU) Bojutsu / TOKUMINE NO KUN (SHORINJI-RYU) 

12:00-13:30 LUNCH break

13:30-15:00 Ippon Kumite/Yakusoku Kumite (SHORIN-RYU and ISSHIN-RYU) Bojutsu / TOKUMINE NO KUN (SHORINJI-RYU)

Attendance diplomas to participants of the seminar will be given at the end of the seminar.

The language of the seminar will be in English and partly in Swedish.* The schedule may change due to the number and level of the participants. 

We strongly recommend you to take this opportunity to learn more about Okinawan Karate and Kobudo since it is the very first time these three styles SHORINJI-RYU, SHORIN-RYU and ISSHIN-RYU ever had an open seminar together in the Nordic countries.

The instructors of the seminar has several times been in Okinawa to study directly from the source.

Welcome!