Karate-Do Shito Ryu

The Shito Ryu Karate of the Jikishin-Kai Intl.

Karate Class

 

Karate-do’ is a Japanese term which generally translates as “Empty Hand Way.” Although Karate-do is known to be an effective form of self-defense, it is also an equally effective form of mental and physical self-improvement, for adults and children alike. Through regular Karate-do training, the mind and body work together to become a unified force for self-protection. Karate-do training also provides vigorous exercise from which one can improve muscular and cardiovascular development as well as improving balance, coordination and reflexes.Japan Karate-Do Shito-Ryu

Shito-Ryu is the style of Karate-do which is taught within the Jikishin-kai. Shito-ryu is one of the major authentic styles of Japanese Karate-do which is still taught staying very close to it’s traditional Okinawan roots. The style was founded by Kenwa Mabuni, a student of Anko Itosu of Shuri-te and Higaonna Kanryo of Naha-Te. At Sakura Budokan we offer Shito Ryu karate as it has been transmitted to us through the second headmaster of Shito Ryu, Kenzo Mabuni Soke, the founders son.

GODOSHIN: Five Principles of Shito-ryu Karate-do

1) SHOSHIN WASURERU NAKARE
Always remember your beginning spirit

2) REIGI OKOTARU NAKARE
Always be courteous and maintain proper etiquette

3) DORYOKU OKOTARU NAKARE
Constantly strive to improve and grow

4) JOSHIN KAKERU NAKARE
Be practical and use common sense

5) WA MIDASU NAKARE
Maintain peace and harmony