Shito-ryu Shukokai Union2019-02-08T21:27:28+00:00

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FINAL SCHEDULE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL GASSHUKU IN NAGASAKI 

Location: NAGASAKI Prefectural Gymnasium Nagasaki Sports Finder.
From NAGASAKI J.R. Station
20minutes by Tram (Nagasaki J.R. Station to Oohashi Tram station to the direction of Akasako – one ticket is ¥120JPY)
from Oohashi tram station to the Gymnasium – 789m on foot.

International Participants:
France: 16 people

(Mr Yuken TAKIGAURA 6 Dan, Edgar LALLALI 5 Dan, Pascal LEREST 5 Dan, Andre DUFET 5 dan, Jean-Pierre COURTADE 5 dan, Brigitte COURTADE 5 dan and others)

Germany: 4 people
(Mr Tom STRAPHEL 5 dan and his students)

Japan:
Mr Fusaemon TAKEYAMA 7 dan, Mr MINE 5 dan (Shitokai) and his students).
Mr Tsutomu KAMOHARA 9 dan and his students.

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

09h00
Warming up and training session for grading students
Venue: Suwa Dojo

10h30
Dan Gradings

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

09h30
Visit to the Peace memorial statue and offer flowers in front of the statue
Visit to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

12h30
Lunch at the Amusement plaza (located the side of J.R Nagasaki station).

15h00
– Courtesy call on the Mayor of Nagasaki .
– Visit to the Nagasaki History and Culture Museum
– Visit to Nagasaki Temples.

18h00
Welcome Dinner at Yamakawa House.

Recommended Hotel: Toyoko-inn Nagasaki

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

08h00
Leave from Hotel to Nagasaki prefectural Gymnasium
(from Oohashi tram station on foot – 10 minutes)

09h00-09h20
Opening Ceremony

09h30-11h00
Training

11h15-12h45
Training

Lunch on the spot Japanese box lunch (Cost: 8 Euros per person)

14h00
Visit to the Shiroyama primary school.

(This primary School was explosed to the radiation, when the Atomic Bomb was dropped over Nagasaki city on the 9th of August 1945.

We will make some papers Crane (Orizuru) with the primary school’s children, offer it and pray to the Peaceful Monument in school .

15h30
Free time

Friday, March 15th, 2019
08h00
Leaving from Hotel to Nagasaki prefectural Gymnasium
(from Oohashi tram station on foot 10 minutes)

09h00-10h30
Training

11h00-12h45
Training

13h00
Free time

Saturday, March 16th, 2019
08h00
Leaving from Hotel to Nagasaki prefectural Gymnasium
(from Oohashi tram station on foot 10 minutes)

09h00-10h30
Training
Demonstration of AIKIDO by NOGUCHI sensei 7dan.

11h00-12h30
Training

12h45-13h45
Transfer by Tram

14h00-16h45
SHINDENAN for Japanese box lunch
Tea Ceremony and International Exchange

17h00
Free time.

Sunday, March 17th, 2019
08h00
Leaving from Hotel to Nagasaki Prefectural Gymnasium
(from Oohashi tram station on foot 10 minutes)

09h00-10h30
Training

11h00-12h45
Training
Demonstration of Kendo by Mr HITOSHIO sensei (7 Dan) with his students of Midorigaoka junior high school.

13h00
Free Time.

17h45
Meeting at the HOTEL NAGASAKI PREMIER BEST WESTERN

18h00-21h00
SAYONARA PARTY with Japanese style KARAOKE

Monday, 18th – Saturday 23rd of March 2019

Free schedule for sight seeing.

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

Yamadaha Shitoryu Shukokai Gishinkan CUP at Baycom Gymnasium in Amagasaki city
09h00-17h00

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE DIFFERENT CITIES OF THE EVENTS AND DO NOT MIX NAGASAKI CITY WITH AMAGASAKI CITY!

Map from the Nagasaki Airport to the Toyoko Inn hotel:
Optional tour : Dejima
It was a small fan-shaped artificial island formed by digging a canal through a small peninsula in the bay of Nagasaki in 1634 by local merchants. Dejima was built to constrain foreign traders. Originally built to house Portuguese traders, it was used by the Dutch as a trading post from 1641 until 1853. Covering an area of 120 m × 75 m (390 ft × 250 ft) or 9,000 m2 (2.2 acres), it was later integrated into the city through the process of land reclamation. In 1922, the “Dejima Dutch Trading Post” was designated a Japanese national historic site.
Dejima
Everyday  Open 08h00-18h00   Entrance fee ¥510 JPY per person

Glover Garden (グラバー園 Gurabāen) is a park in NagasakiJapan built for Thomas Blake Glover, a Scottish merchant who contributed to the modernization of Japan in shipbuilding, coal mining, and other fields. In it stands the Glover Residence, the oldest Western style house surviving in Japan and Nagasaki’s foremost tourist attraction.

It is located on the Minamiyamate hillside overlooking Nagasaki harbor. It was built by Hidenoshin Koyama of Amakusa island and completed in 1863. It has been designated as an Important Cultural Asset. As the house and its surroundings are reminiscent of Puccini’s opera, it is also known as the “Madame Butterfly House.” Statues of Puccini and diva Miura Tamaki, famed for her role as Cio-Cio-san, stand in the park near the house. This house was also the venue of Glover’s meetings

Glover Garden
Everyday Open 08h00-18h00   entrance fee 610Jyen P/P
Optional  : NAGASAKI INASAYAMA  The World’s three great Night   Views by Limousine bus  1500Jyen P/P
Everyday
from Hotel Toyoko-inn  Nagasaki  18h04–19h57  ,20h34–22h27

Welcome to our family, CHILE!

We would like to give an official big welcome to sensei Helmuth Oyarzun (5th Dan) and to his team from CHILE for joining the Yamada-ha Shito-ryu Shukokai Karatedo World Union!

Click here to visit the official website of the Yamada-ha Shito-ryu Shukokai Union in Chile

One year without Yamada sensei

Tomorrow Monday the 7th of January 2019, it will be one year without Yamada Haruyoshi sensei. We will always remember his teachings, his great contribution to Karate Do and the great legacy he has left to his students.

May he Rest In Peace.

Below is a “memorial” video as presented during the memorial dinner in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan, on March 2018:

Upcoming events in 2019:

March 2019:

Location: NAGASAKI prefectural Gymnasium Nagasaki Sports Finder.
From NAGASAKI J.R. Station
20minutes by Tram (Nagasaki J.R. Station to Oohashi Tram station to the direction of Akasako – one ticket is ¥120JPY)
from Oohashi tram station to the Gymnasium – 789m on foot.

March 14(thu) 09h00-13h00 (reserved) Grading 09h30-11h00 Training 11h15-13h00
March 15(fri) 09h00-17h00 (reserved) Training 10h00-12h00 & 13h30-16h00
March 16(sat)13h00-17h00 (reserved) Training 13h30-16h30
March 17(sun) 09h00-17h00 (reserved) Training 10h00-12h00 & 13h30-16h30

Sightseeing in Nagasaki for several days .

March 24(sun ) Yamadaha Shitoryu Shukokai Gishinkan CUP at Baycom Gymnasium in Amagasaki
09h00-17h00

PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO THE DIFFERENT CITIES OF THE EVENTS AND DO NOT MIX NAGASAKI CITY WITH AMAGASAKI CITY!

PAST EVENTS IN 2018:

November 2018:

2/3/4/5 November – Seminars with sensei Tsutomu KAMOHARA (9th Dan, Japan) in Tivoli, ITALY
10/11 November – “Yamada Cup” tournament and seminars with sensei Denis Casey (8th Dan, UK) and sensei Tony Grainger (7th Dan, UK) in Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA 
14-18 November – Seminars with sensei Tsutomu KAMOHARA (9th Dan, Japan) in Chania and in Heraklion of Crete, GREECE 
19-26 November – Seminars with sensei Tsutomu KAMOHARA (9th Dan, Japan) in Munich, Guben, Rostock and Berlin, GERMANY

December 2018:
28 November – 5 December – Seminars with sensei Tsutomu KAMOHARA (9th Dan, Japan) in Chartres, FRANCE
6 December – 10 December – Seminars with sensei Tsutomu KAMOHARA (9th Dan, Japan) in Viseu, PORTUGAL

Sensei Luis PEREIRA (5th Dan, Portugal) receives RENSHI and JUN SHIHAN titles from Kamohara sensei

During the seminars in Portugal in December, Kamohara sensei awarded sensei Pereira with the titles of Renshi and Jun Shihan, in recognition to his efforts in spreading and developing Yamada-ha Shito-ryu Shukokai Karatedo in his country.

Congratulations!

Meeting with the Ambassador of JAPAN in Athens, Greece, Mr SHIMIZU Yasuhiro

On Wednesday the 14th of November, our union’s President KAMOHARA Tsutomu sensei (9th Dan, Japan), along with Dr. Pascal LE REST (5th Dan, France) and our General Secretary Dimitrios PETRAKIS (5th Dan, Greece) visited the Japanese Embassy in Athens, Greece.

It was a really great honour for us to be welcomed by the Ambassador of Japan himself, Mr SHIMIZU Yasuhiro!

We presented the Yamada-ha Shito-ryu Shukokai Karatedo World Union to the Ambassador, along with a list of past and future events from all over the world and we explained to him our efforts to promote not only traditional Japanese Karate and Budo, but also Japanese culture in general, both in Greece, as well as in all over the world.

We also discussed the possibility of a mutual cooperation in the future, between the Yamada-ha Shito-ryu Shukokai Karatedo Union and the Embassy of Japan in Greece.

We would like to thank very much the Ambassador Mr SHIMIZU Yasuhiro, as well as Mrs SHINTANI Chiori from the Embassy of Japan in Greece and Mr SUWAMOTO Konstantinos from the Embassy of Greece in Tokyo!

25/11/2018

Dan Gradings and new ranks in Italy, Greece & Germany!

Big success for many of our members!

Quite a few”updates” in our world union’s hierarchy! Congratulations to the successful candidates that passed their dan gradings! Our hierarchy page (including only 4th Dans and over) has been updated:

But more specifically, congratulations to:

– Anna HOURDAKI (Greece) for passing her 7th Dan! As Kamohara sensei himself said, “it is very rare for a woman to hold a 7th Dan in martial arts in general!”. Congratulations!

– Alberto SALVATORI (Italy), our national representative in Italy, for receiving the SHIHAN and the KYOSHI titles from Kamohara sensei!

– Dimitrios PETRAKIS (Greece), our General Secretary, for passing his 5th Dan

– Nikolaos PITSITAKIS (Greece), for passing his 5th Dan

– Stergios TSAKALAKIS (Greece), for passing his 5th Dan

– Tom STRAPHEL (Germany), our national representative and President in Germany, for passing his 5th Dan

– Irini Karaiskaki (Greece) for passing her 4th Dan

– Arne BUCHIN (Germany), Vice-President in Germany, for passing his 3rd Dan

– Despina Papavasileiou (Greece) for passing her 2nd Dan

– Georgios Milakis (Greece) for passing his 2nd Dan

– Dimitrios KALAITZIS (Greece) for passing his 2nd Dan

– Georgia PAPASIFAKI (Greece) for passing her 2nd Dan

– Panayiotis KOCI (Greece) for passing his 2nd Dan

– Marlene Schlaak (Germany) for passing her 1st Dan

– Christos STAMATAKIS (Greece) for passing his 1st Dan

– Adamantia PIKRAKI (Greece) for passing her 1st Dan

– Eleni XILOURI (Greece) for passing her 1st Dan

– Dimitrios KOTOUPAS (Greece) for passing his 1st Dan

– Erieta VASILAKI (Greece) for passing her 1st Dan

– Danai VASILAKI (Greece) for passing her 1st Dan

– Georgios VORIZANOS (Greece) for passing his 1st Dan

Congratulations to everyone!

Photos from the Dan Gradings both in Greece and in Germany:

25/11/2018

NEW MEMBERS IN GERMANY!

Welcome to the Shukokai family!
The German Shukokai Union becomes richer again by one member.
Tom Straphel, President of the German Union, traveled to Tegernsee (Bavaria) on September 25th, 2018 to welcome the new members Emmanuel Schwende (1st dan) and Christopher Runge (1st dan).
Both are directors of their professional school which is called “Versus – Athletics & Martial Arts” (https://www.versus-tegernsee.com/). In addition to Shukokai Karate they teach other martial arts such as Brazilian Ji Jitsu, MMA and Kickboxing as well as various disciplines of athletics.
Emmanuel and Christopher have some experience from another association and are happy to have rejoined Yamada-ha Shito-ryu Shukokai.
We welcome you with your school in our Union and we are looking forward to a good friendship and a good cooperation!

21/5/2018

A report from our events in Japan

A complete report from our events in Japan last March, from the view of the Greek team. Click on the banner below!

21/5/2018

Seminars in Ribnitz – Damgarten, Germany (20-22 April 2018)

A report from the seminars in Ribnitz – Damgarten in Germany, organized by Shito-ryu Shukokai Union Deutschland!

“Healing By Karate”

Utilising the limb movements and breathing techniques of Karate-do
by soke Yamada Haruyoshi, 10th Dan

Healing by Karate book - By Yamada Haruyoshi

This book by Yamada soke will be for sale soon. We will keep you updated for information very soon!

WHO WE ARE

Shito-ryu Shukokai Union is the official world governing body for Yamada-ha Shito-ryu Shukokai Karatedo. Our headquarters are based in Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan.

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WHAT WE DO

Shito-ryu Shukokai Union is a traditional Japanese Karate organisation.
Founded by o-sensei Chojiro Tani after WWII, the World SSU is lead
by soke Yamada Haruyoshi, 10th Dan

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WHERE WE ARE

We are all over the world!
Shito-ryu Shukokai Union has
17 fully committed country members!

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