Many years ago Dennis Fink embarked on a journey into a world that was not then popular, the world of Budo. After many trips to Japan and Okinawa part of Japan sincewhere he was instructed by some of the best martial artists in the world, he decided to establish the New York Seibukan, a Dojo school that specializes in self-defense.
Students are taught techniques that are practical, simple, and effective for real situations with which they may be confronted. Our classes consist of a well-rounded training program. However, our main objective is the perfection of oneself through both physical and mental development. As students learn the art of self -defense, they acquire self confidence, serenity, and the ability to concentrate. Like anything else, to succeed you must persevere.
Never take the easy way out and quit. If you do you will achieve nothing. This homepage has been constructed to assist you in your journey through the World of Budo. The long journey begins with the first step. You have taken that step by your interest in Budo. I hope your studies will be enjoyable as well as rewarding. Skip to content. Keiko Hajime Follow me on Facebook.
Proudly powered by WordPress.Karate was born when peace, the heart of the Okinawan people, was incorporated with the spirit of Zen as embodied in Chinese Shorin Temple boxing. Its aim, therefore is completely different from any other Martial art.
Whereas the chief aim of all other martial arts is killing and wounding as many opponents as possible, karate's primary concern is simply self-defense. Of course, defense and offense cannot exist without each other. Consequently, training in superior defensive techniques necessitates training in superior offensive techniques. Training in the art of Shorei-Kan Karate requires discipline and the control and strengthening of both physical and mental energies toward the goal of a "state of enlightenment" and physical excellence.
At Shorei-Kan of NYC we train, we exercise, we learn self defense, we meditate, we have fun and we learn an amazing martial art. Master Higashionna trained under Master Ryu for thirty years. On his return to Okinawa, he began teaching the art of boxing. He decided, however, that although the boxing he had learned was excellent, it did not suit the needs of his native country.
After much study and hard work, he succeeded in creating Naha-te, an improved art which combined the good points of karate with certain elements of Chinese boxing. For example, the form Sanchin, originally done with open hands, was changed to fists closed. Master Higashionna's vision perceived a movement from technique to art, from individuals to groups.
He implemented this improved and more practical art form into his teachings at the police and junior high schools. Thus began the realization of his vision. And, as his teachings spread farther and farther, so did his fame.
Inwhen Dai Nippon Butoku Kai the largest martial arts organization recognized by the pre-war Japanese government was established, Master Miyagi, as the representative of the Okinawan martial artists, presented his article, "An Outline of Karate-do. Master Miyagi himself was awarded the title, Karate-Do Master, the first master in the karate world so designated. Although Master Miyagi's command of the art was profound, his greatest achievement was the organization of karate teaching methods.
He introduced preparation exercises, supplementary exercises, Hookiyu Kata unified kataKihon kata basic forms and relaxing exercises, all truly epoch-making developments in karate teaching. In addition, his classes in junior high and police schools helped redefine karate's public image.
At that time, public opinion held that karate would make a person poor or fond of quarreling.First Class is Always Free! Contact us today to find out more! Shorei-Kan Goju Ryu Karate Classes are set up to build discipline, strength, flexibility, confidence and overall fitness.
The Dharuma Taiso incorporates the basic structure of all the Shorei-Kan moves so you are learning core techniques just by warming up! Following the warm up the class proceeds to Basic Techique training with drills and general instruction.
It will generally involve blocking, kicking, punching, rolling, self defense instruction and interaction with other class members while training. Higher level belts assist the Sensei during class by working with the lower belts in developing proper form and technique so you are always learning from someone with more experience.
We place emphasis on perfecting harmonious style and technique. Towards the end of the class we move into practicing Kata forms which grow more complex as you progress. Others may practice Bunkai applied forms and Kumite full-contact sparring. Advanced students also practice Kobudo weaponry skills including Bo, Nunchaku, Tonfa and more.
As milestones are achieved, students are tested and upon passing, they will move up in the belt hierarchy which reflects their accomplishments and newly earned experience. We look forward to meeiting new Shorei-Kan Goju Ryu members and encourage those interested to come join us for a class! Contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!Ho Ho Ho Thanks Santa! People don't get it. ADHD is not a personality defect; it's a neurobehavioral disorder.
We are thankful for each and everyone of our students and parents. May your Thanksgiving be happy and blessed. This work of art was done by our AfterSchool students. Registration is now open. Space is limited. First come first serve basis. Contact Sensei Luis Tapia or email at nycgojuryu yahoo. You don't want to miss this event!
Tbt to our annual summer picnic Pelham Bay Park. It was full of fun, camaraderie, and lots of food! Thank you Paul Curtin for manning the grill, you're the man! Thank you all for coming and celebrating friendship and life! Our Michael is sitting somewhere in there. Tonight day time in Okinawa is Micheal's grading for Shodan.
We're sure that you will shine in your training and grading and confident that you will bring your best! We are very proud of you Michael!
Have a great training and enjoy Okinawa! Gekisai Dai ichi kata with Sensei Gene Villa. My RaiseThemStrong program will teach them how to make friends and manage enemies.
Wishing all of you a wonderful holiday. Jump to. Sections of this page. Accessibility help. Email or phone Password Forgotten account? Log In.Isshin-ryu Karate-do. Contrary to popular belief, Karate did not begin in Japan. Its roots began on a small island by the name of Okinawa part of Japan since Okinawa is the largest of the Ryukyu Islands, which are situated halfway between China and Japan. Inthe islands of the Ryukyu were conquered by the Samurai of Satsuma, Kyushu.
The prince of Okinawa was taken hostage and a police force was established at the capital city of Naha. The military class was banned and all weapons confiscated. For this reason we have the combative techniques that were developed in secrecy and handed down from father to son. It was founded by one of the great Karate masters of Okinawa, Tatsuo Shimabuku, and derived from some of the older classical styles.
It is primarily a combination of Okinawan Goju-ryu and Shorin-ryu Karate, with what the Master considered to be the best of each. Isshin-ryu Karate emphasizes: Kicks and punches that are thrown from natural stances eliminating wasted motions and giving you split-second advantages over opponents using some of the other styles. Stresses proficiency with both hand and foot techniques, equally, making it a more versatile form of Karate because you have no weak points.
Snap punches and snap kicks, where the limb does not fully extend and is immediately retracted preventing excessive strain on the knees and elbows permitting you to move in and out quickly without committing yourself to a disadvantageous position should you miss or misjudge. Blocks with muscular portion of the forearm rather than the bone. Fist formed with the thumb on top rather than wrapped over the first two fingers this strengthens the wrist to help prevent buckling at the wrist on impact.
The vertical punch, which increases speed and can be focused at any given point.7 Kata Study - Goju-ryu - Meitetsu Yagi
Follow me on Facebook. Proudly powered by WordPress.Major emphasis is given to breathing correctly in all of the kata but particularly in the Sanchin kata which is one of two core kata of this style.
The second kata is called Tenshomeant to teach the student about the soft style of the system. Higaonna began studying Shuri-te as a child. InArakaki went to Beijing to translate for Ryukyuan officials.
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It was then that he recommended Higaonna to Kojo Taitei, under whom Higaonna began training. With the help of Taitei and a family friend, Yoshimura Chomei who was an Udun or Prince Higaonna eventually managed to set up safe passage to China, lodging, and martial arts instruction.
In he left for Fuzhou in FujianChinawhere he began studying Chinese martial arts under various teachers. Zhongxiang taught several Okinawan students who went on to become karate legends.
Higaonna's style was known as a type of Naha-te. Naha-te included other earlier teachers such as Arakaki Seisho and the Kojo family style. Through this period until when karate was openly taught in Okinawan schools, Kanryo Higaonna kept Naha-te alive by giving students private lessons at his home. Miyagi had begun his martial arts training under Ryuko Arakaki at age 11, and it was through Ryuko Arakaki that he was introduced to Higaonna.
Miyagi trained under Higaonna for 15 years until Higaonna's death in In Miyagi and a friend, Gokenki, went to Fuzhou in search of Higaonna's teacher.
They stayed for a year and studied under several masters but the old school was gone due to the Boxer Rebellion. Shortly after their return, Higaonna died. In Chojun Miyagi once again went to Fuzhou for a short visit to explore local martial arts schools.
After he returned, many of Higaonna's students continued to train with Miyagi and he introduced a kata called Tensho aroundwhich he had adapted from Rokkishu of Fujian White Crane. While Shinzato was there, one of the other demonstrators asked him the name of the martial art he practiced. At this time, Miyagi had not yet named his style. Not wanting to be embarrassed, Shinzato improvised the name hanko-ryu "half-hard style". In MarchMiyagi wrote Karate-do Gaisetsu "Outline of Karate-do Chinese Hand Way "to introduce karate-do and to provide a general explanation of its history, philosophy, and application.
This handwritten monograph is one of the few written works composed by Miyagi himself. Miyagi's house was destroyed during World War II.
Inseveral of his students began working to build a house and dojo for him in Naha, which they completed in After Miyagi's deaththe family communicated that the founder of the style wanted Eiichi Miyazato to succeed him. Untilthe only karate styles recognized as Koryu Bujutsu were newer styles founded in mainland Japan such as Wado Ryu and Itosu Ryu.
Miyagi believed that "the ultimate aim of karate-do was to build character, conquer human misery, and find spiritual freedom". He stated that it was important to balance training for self-defense with "training the mind, or cultivating the precept karate-do ni sente nashi 'there is no first strike in karate' "; he also emphasized the importance of "cultivating intellect before strength".
Miyagi chose the name Goju-ryu " go " meaning "hard" and " ju " meaning "soft"to emphasize that his style integrated both "hard" and "soft" styles. Goju applies not just to karate, but to life in general; only hardness or only softness will not enable one "to deal effectively with the fluctuations of life". When blocking, "the body is soft and inhaling"; when striking, the body is "hard and exhaling".A one-click model has been requested but the corresponding dataset is not ready yetThe model could not be cloned properly.
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