Category: Shito-Ryu

Kenzo Mabuni

Training every day of life, you have to practice what you believe in and believe in what you practice. Kenzo Mabuni The son of Shito-Ryu Karate founder, Kenwa Mabuni, Kenzo Mabuni has devoted his life to the preservation of the style of Karate as taught by his father. Kenzo Mabuni was born on 30 May …

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Kenei Mabuni

People in Karate have the image of adversity, confrontation, combat, fight, and only stay with this idea. Karate must be a fight, but against oneself… Work more for yourself, take care of your body, take care of your mind, to get richer and have better health. Kenei Mabuni From an early age, Kenei Mabuni was …

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Hirofumi Mizuguchi

One of the most respected Shito-Ryu masters, Hirofumi Mizuguchi, was a longtime assistant of Kenei Mabuni, the son of Shito–Ryu founder, Kenwa Mabuni. Hirofumi Mizuguchi was born on 25 April 1936, in Osaka, Japan. He began learning Karate in 1948 from Kenwa Mabuni, who had brought his style of Karate from Okinawa in the 1920s. …

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Yasuhiro Konishi

Karate aims to build character, improve human behaviour, and cultivate modesty. It does not, however, guarantee it. Yasuhiro Konishi One of the most outstanding, Japanese Karate Masters of the 20th century, Yasuhiro Konishi was already a top kendoka and Jujitsu practitioner when he began learning Karate. He recognised that Karate was a legitimate martial art …

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Genzo Iwata

It’s important to have a balance. The truth path lies in a balance between training Karate for health, training Karate for sports and recreation and training Karate for Budo (Karate for a life and death self–defence situation). Technically these things are very different. You must not mistake the true Path as been only one of …

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Del Saito

I think it is good to maintain the various styles, as each has many unique qualities and flavor. Styles offer healthy choices for students. Once they have come to understand their style, they can better appreciate other styles while maintaining their unique characteristics and integrity. Del Saito One of the foremost Shito–Ryu instructors in the …

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Shoko Sato

Karate is more than a simple sport. It can be used as a sportive activity in our society but it is an art and the Budo spirit should be present in everything related to it. Even in sports events, the Budo spirit must be there. Budo Karate is for all and can be practised forever. …

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Jose Manuel Egea

Unfortunately, in martial arts there are no shortcuts, everything is a matter of time, training, perseverance, and sacrifice, however, how many young people are ready to have that commitment? How many are ready to make it a way of life? José Manuel Egea For those of a certain age, the name José Manuel Egea is …

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Sandra Sanchez

Karate training is not only for competition. It provides practitioners with many positive things that are not competition related… and we must preserve these values and principles. If we focus only on the supportive aspect of it, we’ll miss many of the important things it teaches. Sandra Sanchez Once told that she was too old …

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Nguyen Hoang Ngan

Nicknamed the “Kata Queen of Southeast Asia“, Nguyen Hoang Ngan is Vietnam’s most successful Karate competitor. A former World Champion, she was the face of Vietnamese Karate for many years. A winner of multiple titles, she is a 7-time winner of the South Eastern Games (SEA Games). Nguyen Hoang Ngan was born on 21 October …

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