|GIKKU : Gojuryu Internatonal Karatedo Kobudo Unioin YUZENKAI
Yuzenkai where tradition meets the future last up date :Dec.4 2023
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1 about us 勇善会について
2 history to Yuzenkai 勇善会への歴史
3 about Bunkai of Yuzenkai Gojuryu Kata 剛柔流型の分解について
4 reasearch on Karate by kancho of Yuzenkai 研究記事
5 essey and article by kancho of Yuzenkai 館長記事
6 philosophy of karate 空手の哲学
7 photo gallary 写真集
8 Yuzenkai web dojo 教材動画集
9 Dan holders list 海外有段者名簿
10 affiliation 加盟案内
. I’ve been with Gojuryu Karate just 50 years. It was still considered as martial art rather than sport .
..However, I fear that it's performance style has changed over the 50 years and that some of its intentions have been lost or blurred, often to the detriment of Goju-ryu karate.
..This website aims to share the techniques and ideas of Goju-ryu before it became a sport with comrades.I think the site help your understanding about "What is Gojuryu Karate?". .
.Then all pictures and videos are my amateur works .Thank you for warm understanding .
Kazunori Omoto,Kancho of GIKKU Yuzenkai
| latest minor changed pages 2023
Sweden 27/3/2023 ........... Chile 29/11/2023
Spain 12/11/2023 ............Photo gallary 28/11/2023
Kancho's essey 4/11/2023 ....Iran 28/11/2023
Pakistan 13/6/2023..........Yuzen-Budokai India 13/4/2023
| 12/11/2023 SPAIN
The strongest modern Goju-ryu fighter
I received great news the other day. I share this as an honor to all Yuzenkai members.
“Dear Omoto Kancho, It is with great pleasure that I offer a World Championship to the glory of Yuzenkai.I became ICJJIF World Champion in Latvia.9 fights to get gold medal and world title.
I offer this title to you and all members of Yuzenkai.
Josep Claramonte,Yuzenkai Spain”
..I am only a typical classical karateka of the GoJu-ryu.
But he is the GoJu-ryu fighter who embody the ideal of the unity of both "GO:thrust, kick, strike" and "JU :throw, joint technique, tighten, harden" in real combut . He is the strongest modern GoJu-ryu fighter.
Because there are many Goju-ryu karate practitioners around the world, but there is no one else who can prove it by winning a world gold medal in mixed martial arts.→detail詳細
| 4/11/2023 up! essey and article by kancho
.. Shihan Hiroshi Kinjo (1919-2013), an Okinawan native who lived with the history of karate from the 20th to the 21st century, wrote 449pages book titled “From Toude (唐手)to Karate(空手)"published by Japan Budo-kan in 2011”' in his later years. There are many books written by karate shihans in the world, but it is rare to find research books based on such deep scholarship, historical materials, and facts. Although Kinjo is from Syuri-te, he is not affiliated with any particular school, and he has viewed Okinawan and Japanese karate fairly and supported it with his own funds.
..His book begins with: “Currently, (1)Te(手), (2) Toude(唐手),(3) Karate(唐手;the pronunciation has changed without changing the kanji), and (4) Karate(空手;the kanji changed without changing the pronunciation by the Okinawa Education Bureau in 1939.) are used confusingly.”
According to his analysis,”(1)Te(手)” refers to an ancient Okinawan indigenous martial arts, “(2) Toude(唐手)”is the 19th century name for "Te" emphasizes its origin in China, and “(3) Karate(唐手)" is an educational Karate created in 1905 by Ankou Itosu(糸洲安恒)for secondary school physical education in Okinawa, and “(4)Karate(空手)” is Kanji-changed due to political intentions before Sino-Japanese War.
..He says the reason for the confusion is these four have been uniformly referred to as “karate.” Karate enthusiasts around the world are probably confused by the concept of karate. Which concept of karate have you heard about (1)or (2)or (3)or (4)? ”I would like to briefly explain according to his book.→detail詳細
The photos in "The monthly Karate magazine" published by Shihan Kinjo from 1956 to 1957. They are our masters and great seniors.
Okinawa Goju-ryu karate was introduced from Okinawa to the mainland in 1938, was discontinued due to war damage, and was revived.
These pictures show what Goju-Ryu Karate originally was. They performed throwing techniques as the name Goju-ryu. It was also integrated with Kobudo from the beginning.
I,Kancho of Yuzenkai, sometimes say to my stusents that you should understand Gojuryu not only as sports but also as traditional culture which has been going on since the 14th century. The basics and Kata we practice have 500-year history.
| ....On July 10 2023,
The new full-contact kickboxing competition held in Armenia for six nations. In the junior division, Babak Zafaranlu (under 65 kg) and Kiyrash (under 38 kg) from Yuzenkai Iran won the gold and silver medals respectively. Shihan hamed Zafaranlu served as Iran's national coach.
| 30 JUN2023 Follow-up report:Shihan-Renshi Josep Claramonte, the branch chief of YUZENKAI SPAIN , won
three golden medals in the European Combat Jujutsu Championship held in Slovakia on MAY11-14.
Next stop: Baku, Azerbaijan World Championship in november.
|1/1/2023 The year end Belt test exam in Sweden. →detail詳細|
"KENKYO-HA GOJU KARATE KEMPO-an Introduction to the Way of Karate"(ISBN978-1-4710-1553-3)Significantly expanded and revised edition of the 2011 first edition.
| 23/9/2022 ..Announcement on the award of the Renshi title(錬士) in YUzenkai
..Shihan Filip Konjokrad(CANADA)has submitted his two books"Goju-Ryu Toudi Jutsu Nyumon"(247pages.2017 ISBN:978-1-387-29395-7)and "History and Stories of Goju-Ryu"(256pages.
2018 ISBN:978-0-359-31781-3)as Renshi (錬士)5thDan dissertation to GIKKU Yuzenkai Japan.He has awarded Renshi on July 26, 2022.
..Both books is full of love with Gojury and based on a large number of materials(many of which are in Japanese) and field research in Japan.I am honored that I may have influenced his motivation for research somewhat as seen in a letter from him...
外国人がこの様なマニアックな剛柔流空手史の本を2冊も公刊するのは驚きである。著者は膨大な日本語文献を収集・解読し2018年に来日し関東と東北の各地で関係者に調査した。 "We were taught that Gogen Yamaguchi (1909-1989山口剛玄)was Chojun Miyagi( 宮城長順)'s most important student and founded Japanese Goju-Ryu. Around 2008-2010 I began more research into Goju-Ryu and realised there is much more out there. I learned more about the other students of Chojun Miyagi like Seiko Higa(1898-1966比嘉世幸), Meitoku Yagi(1912-2003八木明徳) and Eiichi Miyazato(1922-1999宮里栄一). By watching some videos, I also saw that Yamaguchi’s Goju has some big differences from Okinawan Goju-Ryu. It’s this time when my curiosity began to grow. During those years and up to 2016 I attended many seminars with Okinawan teachers who visited Canada.
...It was in 2016 that I found out about Omoto Shihan尾本師範 and he agreed to begin teaching me.Omoto Shihan’s school was from the Seiko Higa1898-1966 lineage of Goju-Ryu.
More specifically, his teacher was a direct student of Kanki Izumikawa1908-1967(Seiko Higa's most senior student) .""I explain more about Seiko Higa, his teachings and how it’s different from other Goju-Ryu schools. I also believe Seiko Higa’s Goju-Ryu represents the oldest version.""I was very impressed with Omoto Shihan’s kata bunkai and research."
☆Book review to Shihan Filip Konjokrad's Renshi dissertation→detail詳細.
| 4/3/2022 Srilanka main dojo has opened with new renovation . →detail詳細.
Shihan Huanghai ,CEO of Yuzenkai CHINA,established the Fushun Karate Association , which is the new branch of Yuzenkai in CHINA.His efforts for promoting Yuzenkai Karate in China in the difficult situation encourage us.
On 18 Dec 2021, in Toledo, home of the best swords in medieval European history, Shihan-Renshi Josep Claramonte,the branch chief of YUZENKAI SPAIN and Southern Europe Vice President of Yuzenkai won three gold medals in the National Jujutsu Championship. He won his two divisions (keikogi on and keikogi off) and the absolute open weight division.
|17/11/2019 revised 13/5.2023 About the correct useage of Sai
I think there are much misunderstings on usage of Sai.I guess as its shape is similar to a dagger so it is used just like a dagger. Sai originally was Okinawan police's weapon for capture the opponent with Bo.
I uploaded some exersise of Sai. click the pic.→
|2/8/2019 Kancho's essay updated
Reinstatement of Makiwara 巻き藁の復権
Makiwara is the representative and most traditional training tool of karate with the history of hundreds of years. But today ,we lost the sight of Makiwara training at not a few dojo. q→detail詳細uivalent to excluding the essence of karate.
The Great Yuzenkai Cup of Iran was over with great success on 12th JAN.
The tournament is under the control of Shihan Dr Harmd zafaranlou,the branch chief of Yuzenkai Iran .The 140 fighters fought bravely in the competition of Kata, Kobudo and Kumite . →detail詳細
|7～9/1.2019 first Yuzenkai Gojuryu Karate workshop in CHINA
|23～25/11/2018 Shihan Huang Hai,the branch chief of China,visited Japan Honbu.中国勇善会の黄海師範が来日し研修を積んだ。→detail 詳細
|2/10/2018New Yuzenkai Honbu Dojo in China starts!
New Honbu Dojo of GIKKU Yuzenkai in Shenyang, China, managed by Saiko-shihan Huanghai.
Very Interesting configuration video clip about JION bunkai by Shihan Renshi Josep Claramonte(SPAIN). Kata must be understood in a real fight situation not in beautiful performance "Analects knowing of reading the Analects".This type creative search will be important more and more. I expect a lot of karate-ka's activities in this field.
→detail 詳細 in kancho's essey
Shihan Erik Nilsson,Swedwn Yuzenkai representative, visited Japan, and trained Karate and Kobudo in Yuzenkai Honbu for five days.→Photo gallery
|24/5/2018 10 Branch Chiefs in Yuzenkai China
The 10 dojo operators joined Yuzenkai by Saiko-Shihan Huanghai's great job of promoting Yuzenkai in China, all over the country. By this,more than 250 students combined, and some of them teach in more than one place.
Yuzenkai Iran team obtained 6 gold, 6 silver and 9 bronze medals in the National tournament of Okinawa Isshin ryu Karate Kobudo Iran on Feb.24.2018
Shihan Dr. Hamed Zafaranlou ,the Representative of Iran Yuzekai, was appointed as the director of the Ayatolah Khamenei high school of physical education. Karate has been added to the courses of the high school physical education. Soon the dojo of high school will be established.
Introduction of "BUNKAI"has up dated.
Uchi-uke Nage(Uchi-uke Throw ) in Gekisai syodan .The seventh movement of Gekisai syodan is consecutive movement of uchi-uke and soto-uke.These two kinds of uke are carried out at the same time.Is it why ?→detail詳細
|1/9/2017Kancho's essay has been updated
" The another Gojuryu?"
About Juhatsu Kyoda the first disciple of Kanryo Higaonna
Seienchin Sai no Kata(Seienchin Sai version)
In Gojuryu, Seienchin also has been used as the kata for Sai from old times. But it is rarely seen recently.So I uoloaded the Kata which has been handed down in my linkage.
And "Sesan" and "Kururunfa" (demonstrated by Kancho)were uploaded on the members only site.
Shihan Harmd Zafaranlou,the branch chief of Iran, established eight Kihon Kata named "Kihon Shiho-Ido Omoto 1～7"for members in Iran Yuzenkai.イラン勇善会ザファランロウ師範の制定した8つの基本型の紹介。基本四方とOMOTO1～OMOTO8。
Teaching materials video "The bunkai of Sisouchin:the secret of Sashi-te; the high techniques of Gojuryu Karate"was uploaded on the members only site. 5 min. 35 sec.
|The Shihan Roy Fernandes's new Dojo in Surat starts on June 3, 2017.
|26/5/2017 Kancho's essay has been updated
About the Tensyo.Video clip "Detail of Tensyo and it's training"in the members only site was enlarged on May 29,2017.
|15/5/2017Members Only Yuzenkai Kobudo video "Yuzenkai Gojuryu Kobudo NUNCHAKU basic 20
lessons" was up-loaded on the members-only site.
Shihan Josep Claramonte, the branch chief of Yuzenkai Spain,submitted the Renshi (錬士)dissertation to GIKKU- Yuzenkai Japan in December 2016 and Yuzenkai Honbu accepted it.His thesis ,which is more than 400 pages, is the results of original study and he added the new findings in Karate research. After careful consideration.⇒Downloading (430pages;2.3GB) →detail
※GIKKU is awarding the title,Renshi, Kyoshi and Hanshi to the candidate as a result of his creative study or academic study on Karate.
Kancho Omoto visited Sweden for the training seminar from August 10th to 14th,2016 . The seminar for leaders was five days, and seminar for general members was three days. The one-day lesson is four hours.The seminar was systematically carried out about traditional basics and training method of Gojuryu , five Katas and their Bunkai, and the five categories of technique of Gojury.18 participants were conferred a certificate of seminar on.
館長は8/9から8/15までスウェーデンを訪問。一日4～5時間、五日間のセミナーを行った。The video as the hommage to the trip to Sweden on last August was uploaded on this summer (5:35) click the pic.→
..Kancho OMOTO Kazunori(尾本一則1958～ ) has studied Okinawa Gojuryu Karate under the fomer kancho of Yuzenkai Shihan Yoshiaki Naganuma,a final student of kanki Izumikawa and kanbun Izumikawa(Seiko Higa's top student:refer to the lineage of top of this page)since 1973.
..He graduated from Waseda University in 1980 and graduate school of Humanities and Social Science in 1982. Master of Arts. When he acquired the black belt, Karate of Japan was facing a crucial turning point.Standardization and unification of Kata and "syotokanization" of kumite were pushed politically by JKF. He thought the modern Goju-ryu karate has lost its fundamental basis in the rush to spread it.So he devotes himself to systematic and theoretical research on Goju-ryu Karatedo based on historical facts and traditions.
..After completing his degree, he has been high school teacher in his professional life.In several school he always coached Karate club.(JKF version) Under his leadership, his students have achieved much competitions prizes of all-Japan, metropolitan, and pacific ocean districts.
.At the same time, he has started to teach ancient type Gojuryu in his private dojo.
From 2006 to 2007, he served to develop a large-scale e-learning system for high schools in Board of education.He participated in the educational program of NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) as the chairman of the committee concerning high school correspondence course education. That experience significantly influenced Yuzenkai method.
In 2013, he inherited the kancho of Yuzenkai and established GIKKU"Gojuryu International Karatedo Kobudo Union".At the same time he started to share the fruits of his study with Karate-ka all over the world by web.
..After the retirement he has three role, as lecturer of high school ,as Kancho of Yuzenkai Japan and as grand master of Gojuryu International Karatedo Kobudu Unoin. Now he has started writing an English book as a culmination of his Goju-ryu karate.
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