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About us   Last update SEP. 18 ,2018
     Gojuryu Karate(karate-justu Nahate) originating in Okinawa had been completed until the ultimate in the lawlessness society in the occupation period after the World War II. The Karate in this period was not the sport but the technique to fight the plural enemies and or the enemy having weapon.The decipherment of the code in KATA advanced rapidly at this period.The nagative image from this period remained in Japanese society until about 1970's.
 After the ocupation period,the public order was bad to the 1960s .The youth learned Karate not as the sports but as the self-defense or the tool for street fight.Karate competition and it's rules were undeveloped.The protective gear did not exist.So bare hands kumite was full of the danger and brutal atmospheres. The Karate-ka who experienced those times belonged to dojo until about 1970’s. I may be the last generation to study their techniques. 

  But the situation changed completely by Karate's becoming the official event of Japanese National Sports Festival in 1982.Karate has begun to be recognized as the national sports rapidly.The protective gear was invented, and the rule was standardized while making trial and error.In dojo, children and the women came to be seen, too.And the exercise in dojo changed into the menu for standard rules.At that time, in kumite game, tsuki was emphasized, and Keri was downplayed.Kumite had almost only tsuki.It was different from the kumite which emphasize the keri that developed in Europe.But this change took the essence as martial arts from karate.Kata became Kata for the performance.Strange movement came to be seen in Kata such as acrobat. Kumite became the game of touch faster than the opponent.The need to strengthen the fist disappeared. Wonder judgment influenced by sect , ryu, career and politic increased.

Originaly, Gojuryu Kumite admits the joint technique,the throwing,the constriction technique and the grappling technique.
"kakete(掛け手)" is one of the basic exercises for such gojuryu kumite."kakete" has various ways depending on several purpose. kakete uploaded here is one of the example in Yuzenkai dojo .
 道場に通う者に大会への関心はほとんどなく、金的攻撃や目突き、頭突きなども用いる、対複数・対刃物をも想定した護身術の取得が目的でした。昔の繁華街や下町は危険が多く警察の対応もルーズでした。実戦の場数をふんだ先輩たち(photo;Master Naganuma in 1970s)の指導は説得力がありましたが、防具などは存在せず素手素面で稽古をするためケガも多く、健康保険証は常時携行でした。

 高校時代(photo;me in highschool age 1974)に担任の先生から「君を見損なった。君は不良になりたいのか!」と激しく叱られたことを覚えています。また、後年、空手のクラブ活動で指導したとき、熱心な女子の入会希望者が、空手なんかまともな人間のやるものではないという父親の猛反対でかなえられなかったこともありました。

This is a famous part of "UNSU" (KUSANKU in Okinawa Karate).
This is the technique that lie down on the ground as quickly as possible originally.
But, now it has become the competition that jump as high as possible in Kata game.
This is the typical example which lost essence of Kata.



 Competition will be possible only by the participation of the sect with the same divisor. Each sects have their own specific values, interpretation , techniques , ​​related to Karate.It is what that Ryu-ha.And In order to participate in the competition, they must be discarded them. Nowaday ,to participate with competition have become the main purpose of most Dojo.This trend is the same in the case of competitions of the Okinawa-karate and Okinawa-kobudo.Sect, don't share the values and the standard theory of the politically powerful sect, does not win even in the competition.I think only by not participating in the competitions, "true quest" will be possible.

Let’s get back on track.Today, Karate is the popular sport all over the world.Also I had coached the JKF method as the high school Karate instructor.Under my supervision, some students had achieved mastery, victory and numerous prizes in the cahmpionship. Some of them had become excellent Karate instructors.
But I also think that my mission is to hand the ultimate Goju-ryuin the lawlessness period down to the future generation.

My dojo (Omoto dojo)was established in 1984 .

It is an essential technique of Gojuryu that rules other party's head by "Kakete". The attack with the rule of other party's head becomes an effective point by the touch contact.This type free Kumite method is not the one always done. However, it is necessary to do this type free Kumite properly, to check our technique, and to verify it. For the child, this Kumite doesn't do.
It is only a mere stick dance if kata of Bo is not trained as kumi-Bo(Bo-kumite).
In YUZENKAI fullcontact Kumite,holding the neck of Other party on the mat momentarily is "Ippon",too.
In the originally Gojuryu, "Jodan-Tuki" often means the attack to the enemy'sthroat. It is a fatal attack crushed gripping enemy's trachea by the thumb and other fingers(Kami-te).
This is one of the essential technique of originally Gojuryu.we cannot throw it away.When you can smoothly use this technique in free Kumite ,You will be able to kill the enemy momentarily in the actual combat.You should become accustomed to this Kumite if it is Gojuryu that aims at the actual combat. For safety, not Other party's throat but the upper part of the chest is hold .
Shihan Roy Fernandes(INDIA)
 私は剛柔流の特徴が生きる競技組手の探求は喫緊の課題だと思います。その前哨として勇善会はフルコンタクト剛柔流(頭部防具つけての顔面コンタクト。金的フェイントあり)を各国の支部に提唱しています。 これは相手の衣服、帯、あるいは身体に対して3秒以内の掴み、投げ、倒し、関節を認め、その効果をポイントとして加点していく方式です。そのさいスリップであるかいなかにかかわらず足の裏以外の身体がマットに着いたら死に体として減点されます。これは紛争地域の支部長からの、戦場での転倒は死を意味するという助言に基づくものです。だからフルコンタクトの試合でよく見られる、転倒しながら出す蹴り技、転倒しても審判が試合を止めてくれる前提での技は使えません。


Sensei Futamata(Shihan of Matayoshi kobudo),the comrade my respect
About the name and logo of YUZENKAI
 「勇善会」という名称は、昭和のぶっそうな時代に幾多の実戦経験で剛柔流の技を検証した二人の師のお名前(長沼善秋師範、加藤勇師範)に由来し、長沼善秋会長の命名によるものです。 勇善会剛柔流空手は剛柔流の型が打拳・投げ・関節・締め・固めの5つの構成要素からなることを重視し、これらを剛柔流五技としてカリキュラム化しています。先人が遺した型を分解し工夫した成果を大切に後世に伝えるためです。

"Testicle (kintaki) attack is not a foul.  The stance is more like Sanchin-dachi in that situation and how to set up the hand is more like Tensho.  Free kumite conditionally enables the combat-style of ancient Goju-ryu to be reproduced with technical improvements for modern karate.  

※YUZENKAI executes kids Karate classroom free of charge.Karate is the best fullbody motion that supports a strong spirit and the body. The education is a most immediate priority in any country.
YUZENKAI has two logo. The culture, the religion, and the custom, etc. are different according to each country. YUZENKAI member in each country can select appropriate .
This logo originates from oriental philosophy that Goju-ryu based on.  Five colors – blue, red, yellow, white, black - mean five elements compose the world. The diamond means four directions – north, south, east and west. This design originates in the family crest of Shingen Takeda (1521-1573),the warlord in the age of civil wars in Japan.
"YU" and "ZEN" are from names of my two masters, and they mean “courage” and “goodness”. KAI" means “Society” in Japanese

This emblem is derived from the combat flag of Kenshin Uesugi ,famouse warlord in the age of civil wars in Japan,16century.It means "Fight bravely".The Kanji of center is Kenshin's original cursive script of Ryu(龍:dragon).
KATA of Gojury are derived from a images of dragon, crane, tiger, hawk,and so on.

For instance, Sepai and Kururunfa are dragon Kata. Saifa and Kakufa are crane Kata.Seienchin is hawk Kata. I think the character of this "Ryu" is suitable for Yuzenkai Gojuryu. Dragon is existence of fictitious. But it is "symbol of transcendent strength" in the Japanese culture.
The avove two flags, navy blue and red circle, are
the flags Ougimachi-Tenno(1517-1593) gave Kenshin. The red circle means Japan, and the navy blue means justice and sincerity.Kenshin was religious Samurai. He never did an unfair act. He always not fought for his personal greed but fought for the justice of god .

introdaction video clips
gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 13/1/2013
Shihan-dai. Uno Keisuke who is Kancho OMOTO's students won the full contact kumite in the “forties” class of All Japan Budo-Karate Championship held at TOKYO.

gojuryu internatinaol karatedo kobudo union yuzenkai japan 16/9/2012
I participated in the festival of combative sports held at Niigata prefcture and exchanged with the professional wrestling.Then I am 54 years old. I always thinks that if a person want to be a true Gojuryu Karate-ka, he should learn from even the professional wrestling.

For Goju-ryu,the techniques are practiced not only at the Dojo.Gojuryu which knows only Dojo isn't valid to the professional of the fight.The posture to have learning from them humbly is sometimes important for us.
Karate and Budo are means. The purpose is a spirit of Bushido. Budo is "Way of life. "

But I'm afraid in the private affairs,my father's side ancestor, Morokage Omoto,was an immediate vassal of Kamakura-Shogunate in 13century.
Afterwards, his clan was provincial samurai family that involved with Muromachi-Shogunate at Oumi near Kyoto until 16th century.
By the defeat of the war of Sekigahara(1600), that divided Japan into the east and west, his clan was became a village headman of the feudal clan of the chief vassal of Tokugawa shogunate until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.
On the other hand,my mother's grandfather,Naonobu Sugiyama,
fought the Meiji imperial army to protect the Tokugawa shogunate at Odawara on May 19, 1868.
The imperial army was 2,700 soldiers, but his side was only 273 soldiers.His gallantry is my pride.(The picture is the Odawara castle in Kanagawa prefecture.)
His swords are my heirloom.These were made 300 years ago, but they do not louse sharpness by accurate care from generation to generation. Real Japanese sword is full of severe brightness and integrity.I think my life must be like them.
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