|Our histry and activity 勇善会に至る歴史と、現在の活動 フルコンタクト剛柔流への道|
|First of all, I talk about Goju-Ryu Karate history. The reason is that my Karate starts
from Gojuryu. And if one is right,and is accountable Japanese Karate-ka
, he must be able to explain the family tree from the founder to himself
It has been said that the roots of Goju-ryu was Kan-Fu and that Kanryou Higaonna learnt it in China in 19th century. Recently ,however,it has been proven that the roots of Goju-Ryu existed in Okinawa before Kanryou Higaonna.Moreover,the Kun-fu system which is the same as Goju-Ryu doesn't exist in present China
Goju-ryu has several legends at it's root. Strangely, the name of the Chinese
master of Higaonna is not understood. It is said that his name was "
Ru-Ruko" or" Tu-Ruko" but they are quite different in meaning
in the their pronunciation seem alike . Ru-ru is a nickname for Higaonna
when he sutdied in
It is presumed that the following six requirements complete Gojo-ryu and/or
1. Kempo that existed in Kume Village in Okinawa from long ago.
2. Kempo of “Wai Shinzan” who came from China in the 19th century.
3. Kempo of “Tu Ruko”who was Higaonna’s teacher in China during the 19th century.
4. Techniques that Miyagi learned in China 90 years before.
5. Techniques that Miyagi learned from “Motobu Choyo” in the 20th century.
6. The technique originally developed by Miyagi.
Who are “Wai Shinzan” and "Tou Ruko?”
“Wai Shinzan” was a Chinese martial artist and teacher of ARAGAKI Sesyo (teacher of HIGAONNA Kenryo). His real name was WANG Daxing (王打興：1793?~1894?). He came to Okinawa twice –- once in 1838 and once in 1866 – as a military arts executive accompanying the Chinese government. The pronunciation “Wai Shinzan” originates from “Wang Shijiang：王師匠” (meaning way of Wang Sensei). Wai Shinzan had kept close relations with Shihan in Okinawa. In the martial arts book “Bubushi,” mainly handed down to Gojo-ryu, his philosophy is recorded with his pen name “WANG Yuedeng王登岳.” (“Bubushi” can be called the Bible of Gojo-ryu.) He can be regarded as one of the founders of Gojo-ryu. But MATUMURA Sokon was his student too, and his influences are also seen in Syuri-De (the roots of Syotokan-ryu and Shorin-ryu) and Tomari-De. For example, the names of kata such as “Wankan,” “Wansyu,” and “Unsu” originate in the alias named Wang Shijiang. “Wankai” is a shortened form of “Wan-Bukan王武官 ”. "Bukan" takes its meaning from “martial bureaucrat.” “Wansyo” is a shortened form of “Wang Shijiang” (meaning Wang Sensei). Unsu is the one that is the shortened form of “Wang Shijiang” and the pronunciation has changed. Incidentally, he was a famous martial artist in the Chinese “White Crane Kung Fu” style. As a result Karate was influenced from this type of Kung-Fu.
(Note: Wai Shinzan = Wang Shijian = Wang Daxing = Wang Yuedang)
Bubishi"(武備志… It is said the Bible of Gojuryu.)
沖縄の武備志 中国の武備志(清王朝中期の手彩色本 鶴拳拳譜) 沖縄伝武備志の原版
The Bubishi of Okinawa The original edition"Genealogy of Fujian White Crane"(China in 17th century)
|“Tou Ruko” is presumed to be HIAGONNA Kanryo’s teacher. Of course, this pronunciation is in the Okinawan language. Therefore, there are various theories about “Tou Ruko.” What does “Tou Ruko” have to do with the roots of Gojo-ryu being similar
to Wai Shinzan? It is presumed like that he was Ton Lee-Kun"鄭礼公", a Chinese expert of “Fujian White Crane.” More specifics about Ton Lee Kung will be presented later.
Okinawa at the time (19 century)
Juhatsu Kyoda(1887–1968)許田 重発
He was the oldest student of Kanryo Higaonna.
He founded Touon-ryu from the difference of the opinion with Miyagi."Touon" is Higaonna variant pronunciation..
Young Kyoda (Movie before WW Ⅱ that had miraculously remained) "Tensyo"
Chojun Miyagi(1888-1953)宮城 長順
Miyagi had a major influence on the spread of Goju-ryu Karate to Japan. He taught many students of universities in region of western Japan. And a lot of students were also taught at his dojo in Okinawa. Miyagi expanded upon the Karate of Higaonna, adding new and original elements to it, resulting in the completed form of Goju-ryo. The name “Goju-ryu” was designated by Niisato Jinan who is his best apprentice in 1929. The three kata that Higaonna taught Migagi were Sanchin, Sesan, and Suparinpei. Miyagi did not learn Sanseru directly from Higaonn but was this kata by Kyoda Juhatsu.
In the place (Kume town, Naha city) where Gojuryu was born, there is a commending stone monument of Kanryo Higaonna and Chojun Miyagi.
|④Kyoda and Miyagi when they were young. They were rival at the same time as the relation like the brother it|
| Gekisai1, Gekisai2, and Tensyo are the kata that Miyagi created. Suparinpei is the kata that was handed down by Bettyurin which was improved
and corrected by Miyagi. Higaonna did not teach the kata named Sanparinpei. The Bettyurin that Higaonna taught is maintained with Touon-Ryu that is
in the direct line of Hinaonna and Kyoda today. Shito-ryu has the Suparinpei kata but the kata is known as Bettyurin in that school. That kata is, however, the same as Superinpei of Goju-ryu. It is clearly different from the Bettyurin kata of Touon-ryu.
Where then did Saifa, Seienchin, Shisouchin, Sepai, and Kururunfa kata come from? It turns out that there is documentation shows that Shisouchin existed before Higaonna. The opening operation of Saifa, Seienchin, Sepai, and Kururunfa do not have sanchin operation. They are, in fact, obviously different from other kata of Goju-ryu. Moreover, these kata do not exist in Touon-Ryu that is in the direct line of Higaonna and Kyoda. This means Miyagi must have another teacher besides Higaonna. Who was he?
Motobu Choyu(1857-1928) Go Kenki.( 1886～1940)
Sekō Higa (1898–1966) 比嘉 世幸
A relative and last student of Kanryo Higaonna, Seko Higa studied under Chojun Miyagi who was the senior pupil at the time of the death of Higaonna. The idea and action of of their Karate, however, were considerably different.
Chojun Miyagi thought of Karate as physical education, equal with Judo and Kendo. Because he valued school education the first people he taught in Japan proper were university students who were part of the elite social class. In contrast, Higa started succeeding to Naha-Di as a martial art with the center of his activity being Okinawa. Kanryou Higaonna and Kanki Izumikawa were relatives of each other. Moreover, Higaonna and Higa’s father were relatives and best friends. In his boyhood, Higa was exposed to the Karate preaching of his father and Higaonna. It can be said that Goju-ryu karate was their family’s own martial art. Juhatsu Kyoda was Kanki Izunikawa’s teacher at primary school.
Kanki Izumikawa (1908 – 1969)泉川 寛喜
Izumikawa’s first master was Juhatsu Kyoda. They were relatives. Moreover, there was a relationship between the student and teacher in elementary school. He was the best student of Seko Higa. His dojo, which was established in 1934, was the first Goju-ryu dojo of the east region of Japan. Goju-ryu Karate spread from his dojo to foreign countries including Hawaii and South America. When Miyagi demonstrated Goju-ryu in Hawaii, he was greatly helped by Izunikawa’s father. He was an authority Of Goju-ryu in Japan proper until his death in 1969.
Shihan Naganuma is the last Shihan that Kanki Izumikawa guided. He succeeded Izumikawa in later year. THe is the Hanshi of YUZENKAI GOJU-RYU
international KARATEDO-KOBUDO Union. He is also Shihan of the traditional Japanese musical instrument “syakuhachi.”
|Kazunori Omoto 尾本一則(1958～)
Kancho Omoto has been studying karate under Hanshi Naganuma (who was the last student of Hanshi Izumikawa) since 1973.Master of Arts (Waseda University graduate school in 1982)He has lectured the Ethics as a high school teacher for 31 years, At the same time,he have guided Karate to a lot of highschool students, and brought up the athletes and Karate readers . Now he is a vice principal of the public high school on the other hand,he is teaching Karate to the karate-lover who are from primary school to businessman at the YUZENKAI Dojo on the other hand. Because he recentry feels strongly about the necessity of the preservation and succession of ancient Goju-ryu , and he thought that the philosophical spirit research on Karatedo was also necessary too, he had had the special course for the ancient Gojo-ryu and Kobudo in his Dojo. And he thinks that the study of Karate of past Japan lacks philosophical,ethical research .He had GIKKU/JIKKU started to spread the Karate product of his study of 40 years to foreign countries by his own hand at 2013.
What is "Nahate-Gojuryu"?.
This word is not a word that indicates the Ryu-Ha name (style name). This is a word that shows my vision and mission. I try not to add the novel style. I obtained the following conclusions as a result of researching Gojuryu for years
.It is necessary to understand Gojuryu in the Nahate category.In Karate that belongs to the Nahate category, there are Gojuryu, Toonryu,Ryueiryu, and Uechiryu.These Karate is a kinship, and their principle and combat thought are common. Especially, Gojuryu, Toonryu, and Ryueiryu have a common founder named Ryu-Ryuko. I am paying attention to this respect. (However, there is a difference between them about the legend of Ryu-Ryuko. ) And in these Karate, common KATA exists. For instance, SESAN and SANSERU exist in all . SANCHIN exists in Gojuryu, Toonryu, and Uechiryu. SEIENCHIN exists in Gojuryu and Ryueiryu. Of course, the same name KATA has the partly difference. However, the difference is not an essential . And, the difference becomes a big hint to interpret each KATA.I thought that it was profitable to recognize Gojuryu in Nahate category. Four predecessors chose Nahate by each experience and the aspect, and Gojuryu.Toonryu, Ryueiryu, and Uechiryu were created.To understand the truth of Gojuryu, I think that the opposite operation is necessary now. To understand the United States history and culture, it will have to know those of Britain.I think that I will reexamine Gojuryu from the Karate category named Nahate. Nahate-Gojuryu is a word that indicates such a vision and the mission.
However, the truth of Gojuryu is meaningless if not verified by the combat of the reality. But we must not do the real combat in Dojo for that. However, we think that the verification of the truth is impossible in Yakusoku kumite. YUZENKAI devises Jiyu-Kumite unlimitedly similar to the actual combat of Gojuryu for that. So to speak, it can be likely to be called full contact Gojuryu.
YUZENKAI has succeeded a traditional technique of Gojuryu as a technique that can be used with free Kumite. We are devising full contact Kumite and light contact Kumite to use the technique in the Gojuryu-5 field composed of "strike technique", "joint locking technique", "throwing ", " constriction technique", and "grappling technique" developments. The real value of Gojuryu cannot be verified by the WKF method and the full contact method. We learn traditional Kobudo. In the school training and teaching to the boy and the girl, we guide sports Karaete that value the basis.
We recognize overseas Dojo to study Karate Kobudo as the partner. And, when they hope,we issue DAN according to their study results. For that we will compile the curriculum, the syllabus, and contents that is appropriate for it. Moreover, YUZENKAI enter a new stage as Trinity of Gojuryu, Syotokanryu, and Kobudo. Along with it,we set up "Japan International Kartedo Kobudo Union YUZENKAI" .We do not talk big. I do not hope for the expansion of the List of names.I recruits the fellow who researches KARATE from various aspects together.We especially want to contribute to the region in a developing country that was irrelevant to a Japanese Karate instructor up to now .
那覇手剛柔流空手道古武道勇善会館長 尾本一則 Kazunori OMOTO, Kancho of YUZENKAI
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