January 13th 2018 9am - 3pmJanuary 14th 2018 9am - 3pmMarco Island YMCA (Click Here for map)
2 Full Days Of Traditional Okinawan Martial Arts Training
This seminar is open to all Seibukan students and any martial artists who would like to experience the Traditional training methods of Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate & Matayoshi Kobudo.There are many myths about these ancient self-defense arts having 'secrets' or 'hidden techniques. In reality there aren't actually any secrets, and the so called 'hidden techniques' are just ones you haven't yet been shown by an experienced teacher.This is why we have arranged for instructors with many years combined experience in Okinawan Martial Arts.The purpose of this training is to reveal the techniques and training methods of Okinawan martial arts, and do so in such a way that no matter what system you train in, you will benefit.For the Karate training we recommend that you be at Green Belt or above. (Experienced Yellow Belts are also welcome)For the Kobudo training we recommend you have some experience with the traditional weapons. You will also need to bring your own weapons to train with.
Saturday January 13th 20189:00am - 3:00pmShorin-Ryu Karate
Shorin-Ryu Partner Drills:
Nagashi uke and kagite are defensive techniques based on the idea of "moving like flowing water." Used in combination with natural stances (for ease of position change in continuous balance), nagashi uke and kagite allow smooth deflection of attacks with the least expenditure of energy.
Self-Defense Applications:How to use these principles and techniques of karate for real world self-defense.Because these self-defense techniques do not rely purely on muscular strength or physical size but on efficient body mechanics, with proper cooperation they can be practiced safely and used effectively by training partners of many ages, sizes and physical abilities.
Sunday January 14th 20189:00am - 3:00pmShorin Ryu Karate
Shorin-Ryu Training:A continuation of the karate training from Saturday. You will be building on the principles you learned on Saturday.
Sunday January 14th 2018Optional (based on attendance)Matayoshi Kobudo
NOTE: If enough people attend who have Kobudo experience, there will be a Sunday session offered.Matayoshi is one of the oldest styles of Kobudo on Okinawa. A compete system for combat with Okinawan weapons. The primary weapon is the Rokushaku Bo (6 foot wooden staff). Other weapons include Sai, Tonqua and Nunchaku. Starting with basic strikes, blocks and movement, then progressing into partner drills and kata.What you'll experience during this training session:* Hojo Undo (basic techniques training)* Kumite Drills (basic striking and blocking with a partner)* Kata & Bunkai (applications from kata)
Sensei Nick Lemke
Sensei Ken Carpenter
Ken Carpenter has been practicing Okinawan Shorin-ryu karate-do for 28 years and trains at the hombu dojo of Seikichi Iha, Hanshi 10th Dan, in Lansing, Michigan.Seikichi Iha has been a devoted practitioner of Okinawan Shido-kan Shorin-ryu karate-do for 73 years, beginning as a student of Shinpan Gusukuma (1890-1954) followed by Katsuya Miyahira (1918-2010) in Okinawa, Japan. He is the Director of the North American Shido-kan Karate-do Association. His often-stated goal is the continuous promotion of friendship and cooperation among all students of karate-do. Only through this can one truly practice and grow. For more information visit IhaDojo.com
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