Practice karate in Japan - our selection of clubs
Karate (空手道, karate-do) is a japanese martial art.
The kanji (ideogram) "kara" means emptiness, or rather emptiness in the Buddhist sense of the term, "you" is the hand as well as the technique that one achieves with the hand. To Karate its literally translated as "the empty hand". This martial art combines a system of combat, self-defense, physical conditioning and spiritual development by different percussion techniques that use all the natural weapons of the human body (hands, elbows, arms, feet, knees, head) to block opponent attacks and / or attack.
Modern karate originates from the Chinese boxing (唐 手, To-De) which will become in OKINAWA, a progressive assimilation over centuries of Chinese techniques (Shaolin kempo and others).
Then, in the 20s, Gichin FUNAKOSHI will settle in Tokyo and develop his techniques include parades, dodges, sweeps, projections and keys.
The technical content of Karate is sometimes significantly nuanced according to different styles of karate (shotokan, wado-ryu, shito-ryu, goju-ryu, ...).
In France, the main styles are Shôtôkan (Gichin FUNAKOSHI), Wado-ryu (a former student of Funakoshi, Otsuka Hironori and now his son and grandson in France), Shito-ryu (successors of Mabuni Kenwa) and different Goju.
We present you a non-exhaustive list of CLUBS, but we can search for you schools all over Japan!
Shotokan ryu - Shiramine dojo
Shōtōkan-ryū, 松濤 館 流, is a Japanese martial art, which is part of Karate-do.
It cames from Shorin School or Shōrin-ryū from Master Matsumura (1809-1896) who gave birth, thanks to his students, to many different styles of karate.
One of his students, called FUNAKOSHI Gichin (1868-1957) developed his own style and called it Shōtōkan. The other students of Matsumura, who became masters in their turn, developed other karate styles such as shito-ryū, gōjū-ryū, wado-ryu, Kyokushinkai, kenpō, etc.
Dojo is near the GOSHO, the Imperial Palace: MAPS
Ino ryu Kenpo Karate justudo
Twenty clubs throughout Kyoto Prefecture, as well as Germany, Italy, N-Zealand, USA.
Contact and access
KazuTsuyoshi kai - Goju ryu
3 dojo in the city, 4 sensei including 1 italian.
The main sensei is IDE Nobuo, he started with Judo at the age of 15, and then studied Takam Shihan's Goju Karate from YAMAGUCHI.
Access to the 3 dojo http://www.wagodojo-gojuryu.com/map/index.html
(follow the links of Google MAPS under each plan)
Kyokushin (極 真) or Kyokushinkai (極 真 会) is a full-contact karate style, founded by Master Masutatsu Oyama (大 山 倍 達), whose real name is Choi Yeoung-eui.
The first dojo kyokushinkai was created in a district of Tokyo in 1953.
Tokyo Osaka Kyoto Kyushu
Kubosaka SAKON sensei
1999 Japan champion K-2 middleweight
2000/2002 participation of K-1 MAX
former kick-boxing World Champion W PKC Muay Thai · S · middleweight.
Born in Kyoto, Nishijin District, he started martial arts in elementary school and experimented with a wide range of traditional karate, full contact karate, kickboxing and boxing.
In January 2011, he was appointed representative of the NPO All Japan New Karate Federation. As a representative of the new karatedo, events are regularly held in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Kyoto.
Hirokazu Kanazawa (金泽弘 和), born in 1931 in Iwate Prefecture (Japan), is a world-renowned Karate Shotokan expert.
He is the current president (kancho) and chief instructor of Shotokan Karate-do International Federation, an organization he founded in 1978 after leaving Japan Karate Association (JKA). Kanazawa is one of the few masters to have earned a 10th Dan (the highest grade that can be awarded in Shotokan).
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Hombu dojo in TOKYO, course calendar and access:
Kubosaka SAKON sensei
Founded in 1949 the Japan Karate Association is the only independent karate entity legally and officially recognized by the Japanese government as a membership association (Shadan Hojin) for the promotion of karate.
Similarly, the JKA is not subordinate to any other group, organization or entity.
The shotokan style of the JKA is characterized by its dynamism and explosive techniques (kime).
More CLUBS in TOKYO
DAIKANYAMA KARATE SCHOOL
Karate school in Omotesando
Mugenryu Karate school in Shibuya
Kyokushin Way - the principle’s initiated by Sosai Masutatsu Oyama
Lesson information available
HERO KARATE GIRLS
Yomiuri Culture Yokohama & Ebisu, Tokyo
Karate Lessons for Women
Karate Girls Dojo
Children's Karate-do in Easy English