Monday, 26 September 2016

Renshukai Update

Members of Gojuryu Karatedo Yoyogi Ryushinkan continue to train together as "Renshukai" at Shinjuku Sports Center. Aragaki Kancho has been supervising early evening sessions on Mondays and Fridays as his schedule permits.  Kancho is also supervising sessions in the day time at Shibuya Sports Center. 

Aragaki Kancho supervising a "Renshukai" session 
It is a great privilege to get personalized instruction from Aragaki Kancho. The focus is on kihon and Sanchin kata. As the kihon basic techniques reappear in many guises throughout all the kata, it is essential they they be thoroughly mastered in their pure form through careful and steady training.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Ryushinkan Gekisai Dai Ni Kata 1

A tatami dojo is not the easiest place to do kata but this is an effort at Gekisai Daini.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Autumn Shibuya Ward Tournament

The 2016 Shibuya Ward Autumn Karate Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 23. The tournament has kata and kumite competitions, with a total of 20 categories for kumite and 15 for kata, according to age, sex and rank. Participation fees and forms should be processed by September 16.

The opening ceremony is at 9:15 and competition begins at 9:30. The Venue is: Shibuya Sports Center at 1-40-18 Nishi Hara, Shibuya-ku in Tokyo. The nearest stations are Hatagaya and Yoyogi Uehara.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Gekisai Dai Ni Kata

The two regular kata that students first learn in studying Gojuryu are Gekisai Dai Ichi, and the derivative version of it, Gekisai Dai Ni

The main difference between the former and the latter is that Dai Ni introduces open handed techniques and new stances. It is in Gekisai Dai Ni that students are introduced to the neko ashi dachi stance, where it is combined with the wheel block (mawashe uke), which is initially learned and refined in Sanchin kata.

Friday, 2 September 2016

The 42nd All Japan Karatedo Championships

The 42nd All Japan Karatedo Championships took place at the Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium on August 27 and 28. 

Three members of Gojuryu Karatedo Yoyogi Ryushinkan competed in the men’s senior kata and men’s open kata competitions. 

The level, naturally, was very high but the dojo's representatives performed well, finished respectfully and did us all proud.