Okinawan Karate Kobudo Doukoukai

Okinawan Karate Kobudo Doukoukai MEMBERSHIP

We do not offer "across the pond" or "internet" membership. We have have one simple REQUIREMENT to be a member.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Okinawan Karate-Do Kobudo Doukoukai (also known as “The Doukoukai”) is a small private organization that supports and governs the preservation of Matsubayashi Ryu Karate-Do in Southern California. GOALS / PURPOSE

Members of the Doukoukai are expected to study and achieved excellence as well as preserved the integrity of the traditional eighteen Matsubayashi Ryu kata, and

Operating as usual

09/06/2019

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Shugyokan Students and Friends, Please share to your page and tag friends friends.who might be interested....Thank you PS: Turn sound on.

04/08/2019

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Hello Everyone, Its been a while since we posted here. This page has not been updated. The current active page can be found:

https://www.facebook.com/Shugyokan.Dojo/

The Shugyokan Dojo is literally translated as "HOUSE OF AUSTERITY". The term "Shugyo" can be defined as training with such intense attitude that cultivates mastery and a perservering mind-set.

02/08/2019

Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu Dojo of Little Tokyo

A great training session with special guests Sakura Kokumai and her friend Kevin!
Sakura Kokumai is currently on the US national team for Kata and is on her way to becoming our US representative in the 2020 Olympics for woman’s kata!
We will be supporting her in this adventure and hope to build a fan base that can root for her every step of the way!

10/18/2018

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Shugyokan Nights ~ Kumite Taiso !

10/18/2018

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Yudansha Keiko Night

01/25/2017

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Come visit us at our ACTIVE page and like us at the www.facebook.com/shugyokan.dojo

The Shugyokan Dojo is literally translated as "HOUSE OF AUSTERITY". The term "Shugyo" can be defined as training with such intense attitude that cultivates mastery and a perservering mind-set.

12/29/2015

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Visit the Shugyokan facebook at

www.facebook.com/shugyokan.dojo

The Shugyokan Dojo is literally translated as "HOUSE OF AUSTERITY". The term "Shugyo" can be defined as training with such intense attitude that cultivates mastery and a perservering mind-set.

10/24/2015

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Shugyokan Dojo's Team Sakura and Team Sakura Cadets at the USAMA California State Championship held in Ontario , California. ( Photo Courtesy of Tessa Hyland, Cary Hyland, Hermie and Jeryl De Leon, Patti Fagoaga , Mellisa LaGuardia and Brenda Taylor )

10/24/2015

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A beautiful gift form Michael Mitchell Sensei and Jerry Figgiani Sensei. The calligraphy is done by Fumio Demura Sensei. I thank you all for bestowing me such beautiful artwork. I am humbled and honored .....

05/25/2015

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Visit and like us at: www.facebook.com/shugyokan.dojo

The Shugyokan Dojo is literally translated as "HOUSE OF AUSTERITY". The term "Shugyo" can be defined as training with such intense attitude that cultivates mastery and a perservering mind-set.

11/04/2014

Timeline Photos

11/02/2014

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REMINDER:

rafu.com 11/02/2014

Okinawan Afternoon

rafu.com Okinawan Afternoon 0 Posted On October 27, 2014 Life & Arts The Okinawa Association of America held its annual bazaar/fundraiser on Oct. 12 at the OAA Center in Gardena, featuring entertainment, food, crafts, games and a raffle. Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko, Los Angeles Branch. Kids took a Warabi Eisaa…

08/03/2014

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Prince Loeffler Sensei induction to the Masters Hall of Fame held in Long Beach California in conjunction with the 50th Year Anniversary of the Long Beach Internationals August 1, 2014

07/31/2014

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With William C. Ford Sensei of Kobayashi Shorin Ryu Karate.

07/23/2014

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With William C. Ford Sensei of Kobayashi Shorin Ryu Karate.

06/11/2014

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06/11/2014

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05/29/2014

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Team Sakura Y. Marcu. Gold and Bronze Medal at the 2014 UCSD Karate Kobudo Tournament Hosted by Tomohiro Arashiro Sensei.

05/07/2014

Classical Fighting Arts magazine

This is the entrance gate to Shikina-En, the summer palace of the Okinawan Kings where they would receive diplomatic and trade envoys from Japan and China. A few yards after passing through this gate, to the left, visitors would encounter the house of Sokon Matsumura, the bodyguard to the Okinawan rulers, and one of the most important pioneers of modern karate.
During a recent visit to this beautiful site with the members of the SprIng 2014 CFA Seminars, my opposite number in the Rengokai, Kunio Uehara Sensei, mentioned that historians in Okinawa had recently unearthed more material on this iconic karate master, who provided security for three generations of the Sho Dynasty.
He is quoted as saying: “In karate the lower body must be like an old apricot tree, rooted to the ground and never moving. The upper body must be like a willow, flexible, strong, and resilient.”
As he told me this he pointed across the lake towards the palace where, side by side, stood a proud willow and an ancient gnarled apricot.

04/19/2014

Ikigai | Blogging the Martial Way

"If you have a problem you can talk to me.

If you cause a problem you can deal with me."

- Martial Arts Instructor Motto ;-)

04/16/2014

Mark

Karate Girl Aimee Sell in Shureido NW3

08/07/2013

Tournaments

07/17/2013

平安五段 KARATE KATA Heian godan (5 year old boy) Part 1

He is a member of JKA Funabashi. 稽古が終わってから撮影しました。いつも元気いっぱいで稽古しています。もうすぐ昇級審査です。がんばれ! http://jkafunabashi.tiyogami.com/

07/07/2013

Sekai Karate Kyokai

Kata "Chatan Yara Kusanku" -Important Details- by Rika Usami

Chatan Yara (北谷 屋良 Chatan Yara, 1668–1756), aka Yara Guwa, Ueekata, Yomitan Yara. Yara was from Chatan Village, on Okinawa Island.
He is credited with being one of the first to disseminate the art of “Te” throughout Okinawa. Yara is most noted for teaching Takahara Peichin who would later be the sensei of Sakugawa Kanga, the father of Okinawan karate. Depending on Sakugawa's birth date, Yara may have been his teacher also (based on the kata he taught).
According to most accounts, Yara's parents sent him to China at the age of 12 under the advice of his uncle to study the Chinese language and the martial arts. It was there that he mastered the use of the “BO” staff and twin “SAI” under the guidance of his teacher “Wing Chung-Yoh”.
Shortly after returning to Shuri around 1800, Yara came to the assistance of a woman being harassed by a samurai. First avoiding the samurai's sword attacks, Yara acquired an eku (oar) from a nearby boat and successfully disarmed and killed the samurai. Soon after this rescue, he was recruited by local officials to teach his martial art to the local community for the purpose of self-defense.

okkb.org 05/07/2013

5 new cultural asset holders for "Karate and kobudo"

5 new cultural asset holders for “Karate and kobudo”

2013.05.07

On May 7th 2013, the Okinawa Prefecture has announced that 5 masters have been recognized as Intangible Cultural Asset holder in the Field of Okinawan Karate and Martial Arts with Weaponry. They are: Ishikawa Seitoku sensei (87 years old, Shorin-ryu), Uehara Takenobu sensei (83 years old, Uechi-ryu), Hichiya Yoshio sensei (82 years old, Goju-ryu), Nakamoto Masahiro sensei (75 years old, Kobudo)and Higaonna Morio sensei (74 years old, Goju-ryu). (See photos below)

“Karate and kobudo” were recognized as an Intangible Cultural Asset in 1997 by the Okinawa Prefecture and there are now 14 masters who have been recognized as such asset holder.



In 1997, the first recognized masters were:

Nagamine Shoshin sensei

Yagi Meitoku sensei

Itokazu Seiki sensei



In 2000, the following masters were also recognized as asset holders:

Iha Koshin sensei

Tomoyose Ryuko sensei

Nakazato Shugoro sensei

Nakazato Joen sensei

Miyahira Katsuya sensei

Wakugawa Kosei sensei

SEE ARTICLE:

http://okkb.org/?p=2319

okkb.org On May 7th 2013, the Okinawa Prefecture has announced that 5 masters have been recognized as Intangible Cultural Asset holder in the Field of Okinawan Karate and Martial Arts with Weaponry. They are: Ishikawa Seitoku sensei (87 years old, Shorin-ryu), ...

04/28/2013

Shugyokan's Geo Antuna holding his kata and kumite USKA / USKK trophies at the United States Karate Championship held in Corona, California

03/29/2013

Okinawa WT 2009. Kobudo kata sai.

Very nice ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Qqx3toPgOMw

2009 沖縄伝統空手道世界大会 Okinawa Traditional Karatedo Kobudo World Tournament 2009 Kobudo kata male sai. World Champion Mamoru Nakamoto. CHATAN YARA NO SAI.

02/28/2013

Timeline Photos

02/24/2013

Okinawan Karate Kobudo Doukoukai's cover photo

01/28/2013

Prince Loeffler and his Sensei Art Ishii.

INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE OF KARATE-DO 01/22/2013

These are the men and women of karate-do whom I have such honor meeting in person.

01/21/2013

OAA / MAC Officers at The Quiet Cannon Country Club in Montebello , California. The Occasion was the OAA's ( Okinawan Association America ) New years Celebration.

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