|GIKKU : Gojuryu Internatonal Karatedo Kobudo Unioin YUZENKAI
Yuzenkai where tradition meets the future last up date :JUL. 20 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…勇善会剛柔流型分解1～29
4 reasearch on Karate by kancho of Yuzenkai…空手に関する研究
5 essey and article by kancho of Yuzenkai…館長記事
6 philosophy of karate …空手の哲学について
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
. 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 13/4/2023
Spain 30/6/2023 ............. Photo gallary 3/6/2023
Kancho's essey 1/1/2023 ....Iran 20/7/2023
Pakistan 13/6/2023..........Yuzen-Budokai India 13/4/2023
| ....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.
| 16May 2023
Shihan-Renshi Josep Claramontewas invited by the AFL MMA League to attend a cage fight match in Valencia on April 29, 2023. This is the most important event in Spanish MMA.→detail 詳細
Shihan-Renshi Josep Claramonte, the branch chief of YUZENKAI SPAIN and Southern Europe Vice President of Yuzenkai ,became once again Spanish National Champion in Combat Jujutsu on 18Mar.2023.
→detail詳細 →dijest Japanese
|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.
|18/12/2021 周氏の棍 初段 Syushi no Kon syodan(demonstration by UTO 4th DAN)|
Kobudo cannot be lacking in tradition of Karate. The weapon is an extension of the hand. This clip is a jumble of past records.
Even when the world still fighting the virus, we can have virtual competitions with the internet. Shihan Zafaranrou's daughter and his wife won bronze medals in the Kobudo International Virtual Competition in Okinawa Isshin Ryu karate on 14 May 2021 .→detail 詳細
|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。→detail詳細
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.
|3/7/2017 Introduction of "BUNKAI"'
It's final movement of Sisouchin. Whai is "Sashi-te"?
Most of throw and joint locks of Gojuryu are carried out by the principle of "Sashi-te"(Stabbing hand)Karate needs the momentary offense and defense.Hence the "grasps" and the "catching are verbose.Therefore Gojuryu-fighter does the joint lock by the principle of "Sashi-te".
|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.
Introduction of "BUNKAI"has up dated.
"What technique this Saifa's movement is hiding?"
This type of movement(fist and palm) in some Kata often hides some technique.I refer about the secret of this movement in Saifa.(Saifa which refers in this article isn't Saifa of WKF and is traditional Saifa.)
Shihan Dr Hamed Zafaranlou ( branch chief of Iran)has published third book on Karate.Kancho Omoto contributed some information about kumite and basic techniques to this book.
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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