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Kenkyokan Goju Ryu Karate  謙虚館剛柔流空手
Shihan, Michael Cowie マイク・カウイ師範
Dojo:Nelson, Tasman
e-mail:michael.cowie@gmail.com
*** Training by appointment only ***

 Shihan Michael Cowie is the representative of Kenkyokan Goju Ryu Karate kai. He is the real Karate researcher searching for Karate as not sports that should put out the result in a short term but Budo life-long pursued. His ideal is the same as one of YUZENKAI.
He had trained in Japan, and published four books for deep understanding of Karate.
 Shihan Michael Cowie has been studying martial arts for over 27+ years with his main interest having been karate. He first started as a teenager in a Gojuryu Karate that has same root as YUZENKAI Gojuryu.Karate eventually took him overseas to England and Japan to study and teach, he lived in Kanagawa,Japan.He has spent some time researching and learning various Gojuryu and Syorinryu kata, and bunkai from different instructors.He became disillusioned with the many politics in the martial arts.
Unfortunately there were a great many people with ego who chose not to exchange ideas and knowledge and who are to caught up in grades and power and not the true essence of Budo and modest(謙虚).So he formed 謙虚館剛柔流空手 with another instructor in the UK which is a small independent organisation.
He has interested in the depth of knowledge in the Yuzenkai Kata-Bunkai . We concluded the agreement of Affiliated Dojo because we understood the cooperation shared the same ideal.
 カウイ師範の空手と勇善会のめざす空手はほぼ同じ目的だ。
 すなわち短期間に試合で成果を出す、そのために特定のルールにおいてポイントを稼ぐための練習をする競技空手ではなく、生涯にわたり武道として追及していく空手道の修養である。
 カウイ師範は10代で剛柔流空手を始め修業歴27年。イギリスや日本へ渡航し、神奈川県に滞在して少林流も学んだ。
 その過程で彼は空手界のエゴ体質、つまり武道の本質の追及ではなく政治的なかけひきに終始する有様にうんざりしたという。空手家は謙虚でなくてはならないとしてイギリスで独自の謙虚派剛柔流空手会を設立した。
 彼は日本語を理解するので、日本の文化、歴史、気質そして日本武道固有の保守的な風土への深い理解に基づいた空手研究書を4冊出版している。さらに研究を進めながら、空手に既製服はないという信念から学習者に応じたオーダーメイドの教授、少人数教育で指導・啓蒙にあたっている。
左から
「空手を学ぶ人のための日本語集」
"A Japanese Glossary for Karate Students"
「謙虚派剛柔空手拳法」
"Kenkyo-ha Goju Karate Kempo - An Introduction to the Way of Karate"
「空手道小史」 "A Short History of Karate"
「太極拳入門」 "An Introduction to T'ai Chi Ch'uan"
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