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Budokai

Budokai (武道会) means “Martial Arts Practitioners Gathering,” or “A Conference of Those Who Walk the Martial Path.”

Japanese Garden

Upcoming Event
OYO Practical Karate Seminar

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What is OYO

Ōyō-ryoku 応用力 the special use or

purpose to which something is put.

Oyo suru 応用する means to apply.

This seminar will use Shotokan Kata as the basis for self defence and hand-to-hand combat teachings.

Waza and Kata

haiwan-uke /zenwan-hitae-kamae * morote-uke * ryoken-kosa-uke * hiza-tsuchi * ryoken-ryokoshi-kamae...and more

Featuring APPLICATIONS FROM • HEIAN KATA• JION

» NIJUSHIHO • BASSAI DAI • BASSAI SHO • ENPI

Concepts

» Karate application and Go No Sen (後の先)

» Angles of attack with Targeted strikes

» Nage waza : throws (投げ技)

Who, When, Where, How Much:

This seminar is open to anyone who trains in Karate, regardless of style

 

St. John's Martial Arts Centre

Date: April ?? 2024

Time: 

Cost:

Backgrounder

Given the ban on weapons in Okinawa, Karate used by individuals such as bodyguards to the king (e.g. Bushi  Matsumura) had to be  effective against life-threatening attacks. Kata in Okinawa was used to record highly effective methods of realistic combat.

Is this Legit?

Jeff Hutchings is a Shotokan Karate devotee with over 30 years of experience. Affiliations and Dan Rankings include the World Japan Karate Association (WJKA), Power Karate Academy (PKA NL), and the World Combat Association (WBA) - associate instructor.
Published material: ~50 academic Karate-related articles. Jeff Sensei is a certified teacher.

"Since karate is a fighting art each technique and movement has its own meaning. The karateka must consider their meaning, how and why they are effective, and practise accordingly” – Shigeru Egami

Contact

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