GIKKU : Gojuryu Internatonal Karatedo Kobudo Unioin YUZENKAI
剛柔流勇善会
 Yuzenkai where tradition meets the future last up date :JULY 14 2024
mail to  yuzenkai@ab.auone-net.jp .....or........19motoomosoraoot81@gmail.com
Note;
Recently, there has been an increase in the DAN certificates using Kancho Omoto's name. Any certificate not listed on this website is fake. Please be careful.
preface序言
News ニュース
1 about us 勇善会について
26/6/2024
2 history to Yuzenkai 勇善会への歴史 14/4/2024
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19/6/2024
6 philosophy of karate 空手の哲学
7 photo gallary 写真集 14/7/2024
8 Yuzenkai web dojo 教材動画集 9/3/2024
9 YUZENKAI DAN holders list. Warning;The DAN certificate using Kancho Omoto's name which is not on this list is counterfeit certificate.
10References (coming soon)


yuzenkai@ab.auone-net.jp   19motoomosoraoot81@gmail.com
 Sweden
North Europe H.Q.
Spain
South Europe H.Q.
  Iran 1 . .   .Iran 2
 SriLanka India_West Bengal-Yuzen Budoka  U. K.  Chaina H.Q. 
 Nepal  India_Gujarat  Chile   Japanese page 
..Goju-ryu, as practical philosophy ,must be a karate can fight both GO (striking techniques)and JU (Joint, throwing and tightening techniques). But that's a superficial explanation in a sence.
..GO” is a linear and powerful movement. "JU" is a soft circular motion. They mean not only the body side but also the spirit side.
And one is an important condition for the other, and the essence of GojuRyu exists in this organic movement.
..The purpose of this website is to share the techniques and philosophy of Goju-ryu with like-minded people. History and techniques refferd in this site is avoid ing the knowledge which have become global trends by the media after 1970, such as Bruce
Lee, MMA, Jujutsu, Aiki, WKF and Kyokushin at all.
..By the way, all photos and videos are my amateur work. Thank you for your warm understanding.
..Kazunori Omoto,Kancho of GIKKU Yuzenkai

剛柔流国際空手道古武道連合総本部 勇善会 館長 尾本一則→biography
Latest News  
  latest changed pages
Sweden 2/2/2024
........... Chile 29/11/2023
Spain 13/7/2024
...........Photo gallary 14/7/2024
Kancho's essey 19/6/2024
....About us 26/6/2024
Web Dojo 9/3/2024
..........Yuzen-Budokai India 10/3/2024

19/6/2024 Book Review 書評
Filip Konjokrad
"Kanki Izumikawa-Legacy and Teachings of a Goju Ryu Pioneer" →Amazon
フィリップ・コンジョクラッド著
「泉川寛喜 剛柔流先駆者の遺産と教え」
This is the third book by the author who is an up-and-coming karate history researcher.
 According to the author," For the first time, the life and teachings of an important Goju-Ryu pioneer (Kanki Izumikawa) are explored in detail. Includes new translations from Japanese, interviews, and tons of new information and photos that were previously unpublished.”
..Although Kanki Izumikawa produced many students and groups after1939, he sadly passed away in 1967 at the age of 59 .If he had lived longer, the world of Goju-ryu would have been different.
.. The valuable book for those who want to think about what was and is Goju-ryu karate. There are no similar books in Japan. →detail
28/5/2024gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan
..Shihan Josep Claramonte ,the top fighter of Yuzenkai Spain renewed his European Champioship in CJJ (Conbut JuJutsu;Full Contact-Close Contact-Ground Fight-Self Defance) on MAY 17-18-19 at Spain.
This year's tournament was somewhat surprising, as all the competitors in his category were karateka at the core.
It made for exciting fights.Competition was rough, but he managed to get a good result.
 年末に再来日するヨセプ・カラモンテ・スぺイン支部長、剛でも柔でも戦える世界勇善会のトップファイターが5/18~5/20にスペインで行われたフルコンタクト空手+柔術+護身術の何でも有り大会でヨーロッパチャンピョン2連覇達成!今回の参加者は空手家が中心だったためかなり荒っぽく苦戦したとのこと。
 22/12/2023 up! gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan Articlu by Kancho
The legend & the achievements of I. Kato,
one of the founders of Yuzenkai
..
2023 was the year Yuzenkai lost one of it's founders. At the end of the year, I looked back on the achievements, significance and memories of Isamu Kato (1941-2023) with Shihan Naganuma.

※The name Yuzenkai is the name from Isamu Kato(加藤勇) and Yoshiaki Naganuma(長沼善秋). Yu (勇) is from isamu(勇), and Zen (善) is from yoshi-aki(善秋).
 日本空手道連合会大会第一回型優勝、同2~5回で型・組手準優勝・三位・優秀選手賞に輝いた加藤勇師範(1941-2023)を悼む。型、組手、古武道そして実戦に抜群のセンスを示し1960代を席巻した空手の天才。沖縄剛柔流泉川寛喜範士(1908-1967)晩年のトップファイター。勇善会の勇の由来となった偉大な先輩。
 12/11/2023 SPAIN
The strongest modern Goju-ryu fighter
最強の剛柔流ファイター、総合格闘技で世界金!

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
 ヨセプ師範は剛(打撃)でも柔(投げ・関節・固め・締め)でも実際に戦うことのできる現代最強の剛柔流ファイターと言えます。剛柔流の空手家は世界に多数いますが総合格闘技の金メダルでそれを実証できる者は他に見ません。
(ヨセプ・カラモンテ支部長は8年前に厚木で修業して以来剛柔流の実戦使用に挑戦し今回の快挙となりました。)
 4/11/2023 up! gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 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
 沖縄生れの空手家で大正時代から2013年まで空手の発展に流派を超えて寄り添ってきた誠実の人、金城裕師範 (1919-2013)の大著「唐手から空手へ」(日本武道館)のエッセンスの紹介。手(て)→唐手(とうで)が戦前の学校教育や大日本武徳会と絡んで唐手(からて)→空手となった経緯、空手の概念や型や分解の変質、4大流派集団と全空連の功罪、WKF化の問題点、あるべき空手の姿について実体験と深い学識から語った後世への遺言。


 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.
2023年7/10、アルメニアで開催された6カ国新フルコンタクト・キックボクシング大会にイラン勇善会から少年部2名かが参加し金、銀メダルに輝いた。→
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 gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 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.

続報:剛でも柔でも戦える現代の剛柔流ファイターであるスペインのヨセプ・カラモンテ支部長は先般スロバキアで開催されたヨーロッパ格闘術柔術選手権大会で3つの金メダルを獲得した。
 1/1/2023 The year end Belt test exam in Sweden. →detail詳細
 
 1/3/2023
 gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan "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.
 イギリスの空手研究学者ダイソン博士による「謙虚派剛柔拳法-空手の道への招待」改訂増補版が刊行された。スポーツ化、WKF化によって進む空手の形骸化に対するイギリスの空手家からの警鐘ともいえる大著。
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 23/9/2022 ..gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan Announcement on the award of the Renshi title(錬士) in YUzenkai
フィリップ・コンジョクラッド師範の錬士論文の受領について
..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(1888-1953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."
 著者の新機軸は1934年に沖縄から泉川寛喜が比嘉世幸および許田重発の系統の剛柔流を本土へもたらし組織的な道場活動を開始していたという歴史的事実を英文で世界へ発信したことである。
☆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.

 4/2/2022
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.
コロナ下の厳しい状況の中、黄海中国統括の勇善会空手普及の努力は続き、このたびフーシュン市空手協会を設立した。勇善会中国の新しい支部である。→detail 詳細 
 1/1/2022
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.
 2021年12月18日、ヨーロッパの中世最高の刀剣の産地であるトレドで開催された全国柔術選手権でスペイン支部長ヨセプ師範は3つの金メダルを獲得した。(道着オンと道着オフ絶対無差別級)→detail詳細
 
17/11/2019 gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 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.→
2/8/2019gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 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.

gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 19/1/2019
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
..イラン勇善会は2019年1月19日に勇善会カップ空手道選手権大会を開催した。各流派から140名が型・組手・古武道でレベルの高い試合を繰り広げた。

gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 7~9/1.2019 first Yuzenkai Gojuryu Karate workshop in CHINA
2019年最初の中国勇善会剛柔流空手研修会(遼寧省瀋陽市)

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gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 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

gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 2/10/2018New Yuzenkai Honbu Dojo in China starts!
中国勇善会の専用道場が設立された。→detail 詳細

 New Honbu Dojo of GIKKU Yuzenkai in Shenyang, China, managed by Saiko-shihan Huanghai.
gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 11/9/2018
 
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
gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 20/8/2018
Shihan Erik Nilsson,Swedwn Yuzenkai representative, visited Japan, and trained Karate and Kobudo in Yuzenkai Honbu for five days.→Photo gallery
エリク・ニルソン勇善会スウェーデン支部長が再来日し五日間の研修を修了した。
gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 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.
黄海勇善会中国最高師範の熱烈なリーダーシップのもと中国全土に10名の中国勇善会分会長が決定した。
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gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 26/2/2018
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 
勇善会イランは沖縄一心流国際空手道古武道大会に参戦し金6個、銀6個、銅9個のメダルを獲得した。
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gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 6/11/2017
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.
イラン勇善会ハームド・ザファランロウ支部長がイラン国立アーヤトッラー・ハーメネィー体育専門高校の校長に就任し空手コースを設置した。
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gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 1/9/2017Kancho's essay has been updated 
" The another Gojuryu?"
 About Juhatsu Kyoda the first disciple of
Kanryo Higaonna
gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 1/8/2017
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。
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gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan The Shihan Roy Fernandes's new Dojo in Surat starts on June 3, 2017.
インド勇善会のロイ・フェルナンデス師範の新しい道場。
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gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 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.

gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 5/3/2017
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.
gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 17/8/2016  館長のスウェーデン空手セミナー実施報告
gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 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。 
 
Biography 5.2024 .
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Kancho OMOTO Kazunori(尾本一則1958 ) has studied Okinawa Gojuryu Karate under the fomer kancho of Yuzenkai Shihan Yoshiaki Naganuma and Isamu Kato ,the final students of kanki Izumikawa (Seiko Higa's top student:refer to the lineage of top of this page)since 1974.
..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 M.A.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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