Month: July 2016

KWU News!

Dear colleagues!kwu news

These days we can observe many cases, when KWU logo is used without any notification of KWU office. Kyokushin World Union finds the news in internet about holding of sport events under the aegis of KWU. KWU is, actually, not aware of these events. We are concerned about this fact and would like to prevent such situations. Continue reading “KWU News!”

The Summer Camp of Armenian Kyokushin Karate

The Summer Camp of Armenian Kyokushin karate headed by

Andranik Hakobyan, the president of Armenian Kyokushin karate,summer

was held this year on July 18-24 in Tsaghkadzor. Camp was at a popular health resort in Armenia, located north of the capital Yerevan in the Kotayk Province. In Camp participated more than 180 karatekas.summer

Besides the participants from Yerevan and regions of Armenia, Russian sportsmen headed by Yunona Sedrakyan, also took part in this educational training camp.

The training sessions was 3 times a day, different entertainments were also organized. The president of the federation Andranik Hakobyan and the coaches of the federation sharing their knowledge with the karatekas, teaching them new technical tricks. Another goal of this Summer Camp was to get prepared for the seminar that is going to be held in Armenia, during which the coaches will take qualification exams to upgrade their belts. Continue reading “The Summer Camp of Armenian Kyokushin Karate”

Birthday of Sosai Mas Oyama

birthday of sosai mas oyamaToday, July 27 all Kyokushinkai community celebrates birthday of Sosai Mas Oyama.

He was born in Korea and at birth was named Choi Yeong-eui, but in the history of Martial Arts came under the worlds famous name – Mas Oyama.

According to the official version his date of birth is 27 July 1923.

Although historians have determined that in fact, Mas Oyama was born on 4 June (old style, the new – 23 July) in 1921, that does not change the reason to remember and honor the memory of the founder of Kyokushin karate.

He lighted the hearts of millions. And now in any country of the world, we say, “We’re the same blood!” Osu!

What is “Kiai”?

Have you ever noticed if you reverse the first two characters of Aikido what you get? Kiai! And it’s no coincidence. These two characters, or words are the combined words for Ki (life force), and Ai (meaning to blend or harmonize)

 Aiki lends its name to various Japanese martial arts most notably Aikido and its parent art, Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu.

Ai-ki means to fit, join, or combine energy, or united life force and energy. When reversed Ki-Ai literally means to concentrate or focus your life force.

For our purpose I will be concentrating on the meaning and purpose of Kiai!

Kiai is known and described mostly in Western martial arts as a Spirit Shout, orBattle Cry. However, there are martial arts that use Kiai silently, like Kenjutsu(Japanese swordsmanship). They focus their spirit and energy into their blades and opponent.

Takeda Sōkaku (Oct 10, 1859 – Apr 25, 1943), founder of Daito-ryu Aiki-jujutsu, said, “Aiki is the art of defeating your opponent with a single glance.” Continue reading “What is “Kiai”?”

IFK Brazil winter training 2016

Kentouryukai – IFK Kyokushin Karate Brazil participate of winter training session.

Yes, Winter, because now is this time of year in Brazil. Attendance of the shihan Julio Romero (IFK ARGENTINA) made this day very good – focusing on the details of the practice of kata and. Also focusing of the techniques of high level of kumite with sensei Luiz Feitosa, showing differences between training of fighters and normal trainins. This made a unique event for all participants. The Kentouryukai IFK Brazil were proud of the participation and of all in this event and in the advancement of the organisation.

OSU! Shihan Jeovaldo Barreto

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