2nd OKINAWA KARATE & KOBUDO NORDIC SEMINAR 2019
Welcome to a seminar about the karate and kobudo of 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 Kenwa Mabuni (founder of Shito-ryu), but still relatively little is known about Chotoku Kyan, considered to be the founder of a branch of Shorin ryu.
Chotoku Kyan was son of Chofu Kyan, an assistant of the last king of Ryukyu Kingdom, Sho Tai. He began his studies of karate with his father and later on was introduced to Sokon ”Bushi” Matsumura (1809-1899) who acted as chief of security and bodyguard of the last three kings in Ryukyu kingdom.
Chotoku Kyan also studied with other famous Okinawan masters of his time such as Matsumora, Oyadomari, Maeda and Chatan Yara and passed on their kata to his own students.
Today, the major styles of Chotoku Kyan’s teachings are Shorin ryu Seibukan by Zenryo Shimabukuro (1908-1969), Shorinji ryu founded by Joen Nakazato (1922-2010) and Isshin ryu by Tatsuo Shimabukuro (1908-1975).
Duration: Saturday 6th of April 10am to Sunday 7th of April 3pm 2019.
Place: Pitäjänmäki school, Viinenkuja 6, building B, Helsinki
Reservations of rooms and food are not handled by organizers, you will have to do them yourself. Some accommodations near the seminar:
GLO hotel Sello
Hotel Haaga https://www.hotelhaaga.fi/en/
Forenom Hostel Helsinki Pitäjänmäki http://www.forenom.com/hostels/helsinki/forenom-hostel-pitajanmaki/3923/
Cost: for people in any of the three styles being taught, 50 EUR. For others, 60 EUR.
Payment to account IBAN: FI76 7997 7997 1874 35
BIC-code (SWIFT-adress): HOLVFIHH
For people in the styles being taught, please use reference number RF19 7001 5060 3932 when paying. Others, please use reference number RF16 7001 5060 4083
DEADLINE FOR PAYMENTS IS WEDNESDAY 3rd OF APRIL 2019.
INSTRUCTORS OF THE SEMINAR
SHORIN RYU: Mr. Kim Mitrunen, 5 Dan, direct student of Jamal Measara and Zenpo Shimabukuro
SHORINJI RYU: Mr. Robert Iversen, Kyoshi 7 Dan, menkyo kaiden, direct student of Joen Nakazato
ISSHIN RYU: Mr. Diego Rodriguez, 5 Dan, student of Tsuyoshi Uechi and Lars Andersen
Requirement for participation
This is an open seminar and we encourage all practitioners from different styles of karate to attend. The minimum rank to attend is 6. kyu (3. kyu in some systems), green belt
The seminar program in brief
15:00-16:15 Robert, Tokumine no kun
16:30-17:45 Ippon kumite / Yakusoku kumite
10:00-11:15 Kim, Passai
The seminar will be taught mostly in English. Note that we will have some bo to borrow for the Tokumine no kun session.
We strongly recommend you to take this opportunity to learn more about authentic Okinawan Karate!
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