Karatens historiske milepæle i korte træk

Historiske milepæle i Japan
Shotokai organisation og Shotokan Dojo
Dato Emne
1930 "Dai-nihon Karate-do Kenkyukai" blev etableret af Gichin Funakoshi for at fremme kommunikation og informationsudveksling mellem mennesker, der studerer karate-do.
 
1936 "Dai-nippon Karate-do Kenkyukai" ændrede navn til "Dai-nippon Karate-do Shoto-kai".
 
29. Jan 1939 Shoto-kan Dojo blev bygget i Zoshigaya, Toshima-ku, Tokyo ("Dai-nippon Karate-do Shoto-kan".)
 
29. Apr. 1945 Shoto-kan Dojo nedbrændte under et luftangreb af Tokyo.
 
Apr, 1958 "Dai-nihon Karate-do Shoto-kai" og "Dai-nippon Karate-do Shoto-kan" blev reorganiseret til det nuværende "Nihon Karate-do Shoto-kai".
 
Mar, 1969 Hovedkontoret etableres i Jinbo-cho, Chiyoda-ku, for første gang efter nedbrændingen af Shoto-kan.
 
18. Jan. 1976 Shigeru Egami og Motonobu Hironishi får etableret nyt Honbo Dojo Shoto-kan (Dojo og hovedkvater) i Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
 
Slutning af Sep. 2003 Shoto-kan, på anden sal af Kashiwagi Bygningen (Shibaura, Minato-ku) lukker.
 
1. Aug. 2003 Shoto-kan åbner igen på 2-1-7 Kikukawa Sumida-ku, Tokyo.
 

Du kan læse en mere detalieret gennemgang af historien på Shotokai japans egen historie side.

 

Historiske milepæle i Danmark
Shotokai organisation og Shotokan Dojo
Dato Emne
December 2005 Organisationen KDS Danmark (Karate Do Shotokai Danmark Association) grundlægges af Gert C. Jürgensen. Bestyrelse og Shihankai etableres. KDS Danmark etablerer kontakter til andre Shotokai organisationer og klubber i udlandet.
 
December 2007 KDS Danmark indgår samarbejde med Association Karate-Do Shotokai Egamiryu ® (A.K.S.E.R. International). Dette stadfæstes ved stage i Rodez i marts måned året efter.
 
August 2009 Bygning af »Honbu-Dojo Shotokan Danmark« færdig. Shotokan Honbu-Dojo Adresse: Aabenraavej 37, 6240 Løgumkloster, Tønder Kommune. Første officielle træning i Honbu Dojo finder sted den 25. august samme år.
 

De historiske milepæle i Danmark vil løbende blive opdateret på denne side: Shotokai Danmarks historie.

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When Master Funakoshi arrived in Japan (from Okinawa) he was more than 50 years old and his students thought he executed his movements in a relaxed way due to his age. This relaxation is, in fact, fundamental. It is only nowadays that all is done with strength and this is actually a true contradiction.

Furthermore the evolution of competition in Karate is opposed to Karate-do ettiquette. Competition has resulted in the loss of many things in Karate-do.... but possibly, we may not have the right to criticize considering that we practiced it and now we have abandoned it! [Murakami Sensei originally trained in sports karate]. Competition, today, is not the result of practice, rather the result of practice for competition... and this is very different. A specific preparation is not pure practice!

Anyway, I believe that comparing Shotokai with other styles is not possible, because it truly is something completely different. It does not have competition as the objective, rather the liberation of body and spirit.

Tetsuji Murakami (1927 - 1987).

"In our physical movements, there are those that are natural and others that are not. Through the practice of Karate-do, we can learn to differentiate between the two and also learn to acquire natural movements. We also learn of the power that nature endowed us with and how to use it, for a man has a great deal of hidden power of which he is not aware."

Shigeru Egami (1912 - 1981).

Udklip af: Foreword of Karate-Do Nyumon (Bog: Karate-Do Nyumon af Gichin Funakoshi, Dec. 1943)

Often in practicing the advanced kata, students concentrate too much on the order and continuity of the movements, without considering the effectiveness of each technique. In extreme cases, they may have the illusion that they have mastered the kata by simply memorizing the order of the movements. It should be clear that, in reality, one must practice both basic techniques and advanced kata, and that the study of basics takes on a new and deeper meaning after one experiences more complex practice.

In traditional kata such as Bassai, the difference between simply executing the movements in the correct order and performing the kata while taking maai into account is immediately apparent. If one imagines a real opponent and performs the kata while thinking of maai, a blending of hard and soft, quick and slow elements appear quite naturally. Then each movement of the hands and feet takes the shortest possible route.

Genshin [Motonobu] Hironishi (1913 – 1999)

Karate-Dõ er Karatens rigtige brug, udført med den rette forståelse. Den der oprigtigt træner i denne Dõ og virkelig forstår Karate-Dõ bliver aldrig nemt trukket ind i en kamp.

Studerende af enhver kunstart, som klart indbefatter karate-dõ, må aldrig glemme at forædle sind og krop.

At vinde et hundrede sejre i et hundrede slag er ikke den største færdighed. At besejre fjenden, uden at kæmpe, er den største færdighed.

Gichin Funakoshi (1868 - 1957).

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