FightingArts.com - Shindo Jinen-ryu Karate-do History And Tradition Of Budo FightingArts.com is your 24hour online martial arts magazine and center for discussion, information and supplies Final Remarks. The history of karate-do did not begin in Okinawa. its objective perfection of character. karate's olympic participation would, most part, benefit karate-do, but it http://www.fightingarts.com/learning/history_subjects/shindojinenryukaratedo.sht
Extractions: Shindo Jinen-ryu, established in 1933 by Yasuhiro Konishi (1893-1983), is deeply rooted in a rich tradition of Japanese warrior culture. To understand the tradition and the philosophies that this style of karate-do represents, we must first visit the origin of budo and trace the path on which it was formed. The land around the current Japanese islands was formed about 70 million years ago. According to archaeologists, humans lived on the land as early as 2.5 million years ago. During the last ice age (50,000 to 10,000 years ago), a massive movement of the earth separated the land from the Eurasian Continent, and the Japanese islands were formed. This geographical isolation from the continent provided the Japanese with protection and the opportunity to develop their own unique culture. From 10,000 B.C through 300 B.C., the prehistoric peoples of Japan followed a hunting and gathering way of life. Collective farming began around 300 B.C., triggering the development of irrigation systems and iron-edged tools which increased harvests, in turn stimulating a massive population explosion. As social hierarchies and political structures developed, competition and warfare between villages intensified. Bronze and iron weapons were initially obtained from the continent, but soon the Japanese were making their own weapons such as swords, pikes, and spears. However, many of these early Japanese-made weapons were not practical; they were used for religious ceremonies and rituals, indicating a relatively peaceful island nation during its early years.
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History Of Karate history of karate The Early Forms of Fighting Human combat is as old as human beings themselves. The first men, some 600 000 years ago, must have had to defend themselves against animals in the 'instinctive fight for survival'. history of karate. Excerpted from karateDo by Tatsuo Suzuki, 8th Dan (Pelham Press, Ltd.) At the first olympic Games (in 776 B.C.) there was an event called the http://www.lmgpc.demon.co.uk/history.htm
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Extractions: K arate F ederation of N ewfoundland History The Early Years: After some absence from the National Karate Association, the traditional Japanese karate dojos have rejoined this national body. During the Winter and Spring of 1996 member dojos of Chito Ryu Karate, Tsuruoka-do Karate, and Shotokan (western Newfoundland) joined together to officially become Karate Federation Newfoundland (a.k.a. Karate Newfoundland). This new provincial federation in Newfoundland and Labrador became the only officially recognized affiliate of the Canadian National Karate Association. Through affiliation with Karate Newfoundland, members are also part of the National Karate Association and World Karate Federation. Karate Newfoundland grew from two years of discussions and meeting between Shotokan clubs in Western Newfoundland under Mr. Bob Bennett and Chito Ryu clubs in St. John's represented by Mr. Derek Ryan. By the Spring of 1996 Tsuruoka-do clubs in Eastern Newfoundland expressed an interest through Mr. Ed Lannon and Mr. Wing Au. By the Summer of 1996 the Karate Federation Newfoundland included membership from as far West as Stephenville, the Great Northern Peninsula, and as far East as St. John's and Torbay. In that year of 1996 executive officers were elected, a constitution and by-laws were instituted, a Newfoundland provincial team was chosen and participated in the Canadian National Blackbelt Championships, and plans were made for the coming training year.
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Extractions: A BRIEF HISTORY OF KARATE The history of a structured weapon-less fighting system originated way back at the first Olympic Games. in ancient Greece . Around the sixth century, an Indian monk named Bodhidrma left India to travel, on a several thousand mile journey overland to China, to introduce Zen Buddhism as well his Indian fighting art called vajramushti to the Emperor Wu. When he failed to gain favor with the Emperor, he settled at a Shaolin monastery called, Sao-Iin Temple (Shorin-ji) in Hunan Province, China to lecture on Buddhism. He found the monks there to be in very poor physical condition, and it was there that he taught them his exercise system of his fighting art to help them recover their health and stamina. Gradually the exercises developed into self-defense training that enabled the monks to protect themselves when they ventured from the confines of the Temple. In later years the Shaolin monks developed their own fighting system which became known as Shaolin Chuan Fa Shaolin Chuan Fa continued to develop and spread finally filtering across the China sea around 1372 to a small Island called Okinawa just off the Japanese mainland. It was there that the Chinese fighting arts became woven into Okinawas own fighting system known as "Tode" (fighting fists). In 1609 Okinawa was invaded by the Japanese Satsuma clan who in-forced a ban on all weapons. It was because of this, the Okinawan's incorporated ordinary farming implements into martial art weaponry (Kobudo). In addition to this they combined both the Chinese and the Okinawan fighting systems into the deadly fighting art known today as Karate, which is an Okinawan word meaning "empty hands" indicating that Karate is a fighting art that does not require weapons.
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Tae Kwon Do Information @ Karate Depot Get Listed Have your site listed on karate Depot and qualify for Site of the TaeKwonDoin 1955 and has since grown quickly and is now an olympic sport. history. http://www.karatedepot.net/taekwondo/index.shtml
Extractions: Tae Kwon Do Tae Kwon Do is "The art of the kick and the punch." TKD features aesthetically pleasing movements and impressive kicks. The form was officially systemized and named TaeKwonDo in 1955 and has since grown quickly and is now an Olympic sport. Tae Kwon Do is a defensive art and is motivated as much by the art, exercise and respectful competition as the self defense aspects. The origins and history up to the early 1990s.
A Brief History Of Karate A Brief history Of karate. It is expected that traditional karate willalso be added as an olympic sport in the near future. http://www.success.org/MA/SelfDefense/history.html
Untitled KOREA The roots of Tae Kwon Do reach far back into ancient history. To make Tae KwonDo different from karate, the South Korean/olympicstyle has reduced http://www.a-kato.org/inside2.html
Extractions: A BRIEF HISTORY FROM ASIA TO AMERICA AND THE A-KATO So, it is hard to piece together a truly accurate historical account because victorious societies and powerful organizations usually write their histories to put themselves in the best light. Still, we can try to present a simple picture of the development of the martial arts over the centuries. CHINA China is usually considered the birthplace of the martial arts. But again, records are rare and legends abound. The most popular story centers on an Indian Buddhist monk named Bodhidharma (Daruma in Japanese) who is said to have traveled to China around 525 AD and began teaching a system of physical and mental exercises at the Shaolin Monastery. Over the decades Kung Fu (a collective term for Chinese arts that is, interestingly, not used in China itself) developed into a refined but very diverse collection of styles. Traveling monks introduced their methods into other countries which further modified the arts into native systems. JAPAN/OKINAWA Because Japan had occupied the islands for hundreds of years before finally annexing them in 1856, Karate had no doubt been taken to the Japanese mainland. However empty-hand and simple weapon fighting was considered lower-class by the highly trained samurai with their elaborate sword skills.
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Extractions: The 2003 Titan Games will take us back to a simpler time; a competition stripped of such glamour sports as swimming, basketball and gymnastics, and focused on combative sports steeped in Olympic history and teeming with intriguing and flamboyant personalities. Add in a circus-like element of four simultaneous competitions plus the lure of the worldâs best, and what you have stuffed into the Event Center at San Jose State University is positively Titanesque. Played out over three days, Feb. 13-15, the Titan Games are Cupidâs antithesis as there will be no love lost between combatants battling for over $80,000 in prize money and for the title of Ultimate Titan. The âRoad To Athensâ for Americaâs elite boxers, fencers, shot putters, wrestlers, weightlifters and judo, taekwondo and karate athletes matches them up with the worldâs powers in each of these respective sports. Itâs a sporting mix sure to please any fan. Boxing, wrestling, weightlifting and forms of judo were all part of the original Olympic Games and the excitement and intensity generated by these sports carries with us today. U.S. boxers will re-acquaint themselves with their biggest rivals, the Cubans. Wrestling will showcase college legend Cael Sanderson and local hero Eric Guerrero, a former star at San Joseâs Independence High School and three-time national champion at Oklahoma State.
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Extractions: hapkido Preface Introduction Korean hapkido ("the way of harmonious energy" or "the way of coordinated power") is a contemporary martial art with ancient roots. Hapkido shares with other Korean fighting systems a lineage which dates back roughly to the time of Christ. Along the way, the art now known as Hapkido has been influenced by Japanese and Chinese martial arts and thought. Hapkido today is a multi-faceted martial art, blending hard and soft techniques. Like traditional styles of Karate-do ("the way of the empty hand"), Hapkido employs strong linear (ie hard ) techniques such as strikes and kicks. Like Aikido or Aiki-JiuJitsu, it also uses circular (ie soft ) techniques, such as off-balancing or throwing, which re-direct an attacker's energy to his or her disadvantage. Korean Martial Arts: Ancient Beginnings Entombed wall-paintings (circa 50 BC) showing men in what appear to be fighting stances form the basis of the assumption that Korean martial arts predate Christ; although these may also have been pictures of men dancing.(World Hwa Rang Do Association, 1996). Nonetheless, the subsequent events in Korean history would tend to suggest that martial arts appeared fairly close to this time. The history of Korean martial arts is tightly intertwined with that country's centuries-old struggle for unity from within and independence from without. Prior to the unification of the people of Korea under the sovereignty of King Chin-Heung 1300 years ago, their country was torn apart by feuds and insurrection. Three kingdoms had struggled for supremacy of the land now known as Korea:
Extractions: History of Karate KARATE ORIGINS Masters of Okinawa (Japanese rulers) were overwhelmed with Karate, so they demanded that Okinawa Karate Masters demonstrate their skills in public. For that purpose, the famous teacher of Karate, Gicin Funakosi, was assigned. He had shown an enormous talent practicing Karate with two great teachers. The demonstrations were very successful, so Gicin Funakosi promoted Karate in Japan, as well. First famous center for training Karate (Martial Art) was found in Japan and named SHOTO-KAN center. It is interesting to mention that Funakosi taught a few talented pupils, who developed their own styles, later on. Other Okinawa teachers came to Japan and founded their own styles, too. That happened around 1930. Today there are many different ways of practicing and the most familiar are: SHOTOKAN
History With that phone call an era of martial arts history had begun of the US governingbody to the United States olympic Committee, 9th Dan karate, United States http://www.uskk.org/hombu/history.htm
Extractions: United States Karate-Do Kai ABRIDGED KARATE HISTORY OF MASTER PHILLIP W. KOEPPEL (Prepared by Mr. John Hutchcroft) JAPAN The year was 1956 and the Korean War was recent history when Phillip Koeppel enlisted in the United States Navy. He was just 18 years old and stationed in Yokohama, Japan when his interest in martial arts drew him to start karate lessons not far from his base. Mr. Koeppel took his first karate lesson from Yashiro Kawaguchi, a Wado-ryu stylist on 4 1/2 Street, Yokohama, Japan. After studying for several months he heard of another sensei, Richard Kim, now a well-known martial arts author and sensei. Mr. Kim was an U.S. Army Intelligence Officer who was teaching Shorinji-ryu at Friers Gym, also in Yokohama. Mr. Koeppel studied with Mr. Kim for approximately one year. Mr. Kim's command of English was excellent (he was an American citizen), and Mr. Koeppel progressed quickly. HAWAII One thing is certain about military life...uncertainty, and after Mr. Koeppel had been in the dojo one year he was transferred to his next duty station, Wahiwa, Hawaii. By this time martial arts were in his blood, so his first priority was to find another teacher. Little did he know that he would study with a martial arts legend, Adriano Emperado, founder of Kajukenbo. During this time Kajukenbo was in its infancy and Phillip Koeppel had an opportunity to train with Mr. Emperado during this exciting period of the style's history for approximately one and half years. The system did not have any kata or forms per se, and later, in order to preserve the techniques he had learned, Mr. Koeppel wrote the five Niko Budo forms which are still practiced today.
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