夏合宿、神人武館本部道場、沖縄 − ２０１２年５月１４日〜６月９日
Summer Gasshuku, Shinjinbukan Honbu Dōjō, Okinawa — May 14 to June 9, 2012
From May 14 to June 9, 2012, several members of our Shibu visited the Shinjinbukan Honbu Dōjō in Okinawa. The members of our group were Jimmy Mora (USA), Jean-marie Perrier and Ludovic Soler from France; and Melanie Petrak and Christian Streicher from Germany. Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō welcomed our group and was happy to teach us.
Below: The practice of tsuki, kerri and uke drills focuses on learning to understand and apply chinkuchi positions (static balance positions), the line motion (sen) and other aspects of body mechanics.
One of the trademars of the Shinjinbukan School is tachi machiwara training.
Below: Jean-marie Perrier (FRANCE).
Below: Jimmy Mora (USA).
One of the most important training tools used in Okinawan Karate is Chīshi.
Enpi - Elbow strike
An important technique used for Iri Kumi is Enpi or elbow strike.
Kukan Keri Drills
Onaga Kaichō explained the mechanics of Kukan Keri or Keri Kata.
Kakie and Iri Kumi
Another important practice is Kakie and how to apply Iri Kumi techniques from different types of Kakie drills.
These portraits were take during Onaga Kaichō's birthday celebration, which started with a long training session.
Shinjinbukan France with Onaga Kaichō
Shinjinbukan Germany with Onaga Kaichō
Below from left to right: Christian Streicher, Melanie Petrak, Jimmy Mora, Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō, Mr. Kobari (古張), Jean-marie Perrier and Ludovic Soler.
Below from left to right: Jimmy Mora and Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō.
Onaga Kaichō's birthday celebration
In 2012, we celebrated Onaga Kaichō's 74th birthday. In attendance were several senior Shinjinbukan deshi in Okinawa. The group presented several gifts to Onaga Kaichō.
Some of the guests also gave speeches to express their best wishes towards Onaga Kaichō.
Outside the Honbu Dōjō
The Shinjinbukan Honbu Dōjō is located in Mihara, a central neighborhood of Naha City.
Onaga Kaichō's 74th birthday celebration coninued the next day with an international selection of Karaoke singers.
Visit to Shuri Castle
Jean-marie Perrier and Ludovic Soler had the opportunity to visit the Shuri Castle.
Pottery Kilns near Nago
Arakai Shunichi Sensei invited some of the visitors for a tour of the pottery Kilns near Nago City, located in the northern part of Okinawa.
The traditional Okinawan tombs have different types of designs as shown in the pictures below. These tombs are associated with the indigenous ancestor worship religion of the Ryūkyū culture.
In past generations, the Tichikayā, practitioners of Ti, used to train in secret during the night at the entrance of the tombs of their masters. Regardless of the type of the tomb design, the hall or garden at the entrance of each tomb was called Nā. This term was later adopted by the Tichikayā to refer to a training area, or the training spaced used for Kakie, Iri Kumi, machiwara, or other types of training.
ONAGA KAICHŌ'S TEACHINGS:
OUR SCHOOL IN OKINAWA:
OUR SHIBU / NORTH AMERICA:
NEW YORK, NEW YORK − USA:
OUR SHIBU / ASIA:
OUR SHIBU / EUROPE:
RYŪKYŪ MARTIAL ARTS:
NIHONGO − JAPANESE LANGUAGE:
神人武館ニューヨーク支部道場、アメリカ合衆国 / Shinjinbukan New York Shibu Dōjō — United States
Shibu Chō: Jimmy Mora, Renshi, Roku Dan (6th Dan) ∙ © 2016 Shinjinbukan Foundation
Shinjinbukan.com is a free resource sponsored by the Shinjinbukan Foundation. The statements on this site represent my own personal understanding of Onaga Yoshimitsu Kaichō's teachings. Therefore, I do not claim to speak on his behalf. As one more of his students, I am eager to share his living and oral traditions. Jimmy Mora