Wednesday 13 November 2019

GoJu-Ryu Basic Bunkai

Here are the basic bunkai or applications for the Gojuryu kata, all the way from Gekisai Dai Ichi through Shisochin, so this is a good opportunity to review how the techniques are used. Of course, all techniques have multiple interpretations and applications, so it is important to learn and practices as many variations as possible. Some of these are hidden deeply in the kata and passed on only via the oral teachings. 

Friday 1 November 2019


Sanchindachi was delighted to meet last week with Elijah, a student of Yoyogi Ryushinkan member Sergey, who currently teaches Gojuryu karate in Moscow. Elijah was briefly passing through Tokyo after two months in Okinawa studying karate at Koei Teruya Sensei’s Kenshukan dojo. Teruya Sensei is a former student of Eichi Miyazato Sensei, the founder of JundokanBefore our meeting, Elijah also called upon Aragaki Kancho in Tokyo to pay his respects.
Elijah with Teruya Sensei (front center) at Kenshukan

Tuesday 28 March 2017

Gojukai Seminar

競技場The 2017 JFK Kanto Regional Kata Seminar will be held on Sunday, May 21 at Toshima-ku Sports Center in Minami Nagasaki in Tokyo. The address is 4 Chome-3-5 Minaminagasaki, Toshima Ward, Tokyo. The main purpose is to prepare students for upcoming black belt grading examinations by focusing on kata, especially Sanchin.

Tuesday 21 March 2017

Ryushinkan Shisochin Kata

Here is the kata Shisochin roughly as taught and practiced at the Gojuryu Karatedo Yoyogi Ryushinkan dojo. 

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Renshukai Update

There will be no session of Renshukai on the evening of Monday, February 27 as Shinjuku Sports Center is closed. 

Renshukai is the informal training group of Members of Gojuryu Karatedo Yoyogi Ryushinkan that meets at Shibuya and Shinjuku Municipal Sports Centers weekday afternoons and evenings.