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Super Karatedo 2017 World Grand-Prix

Dear Shihan, Sensei and Karatedo Friends:

It is with great pleasure that the organizing committee of Super Karate-do World Grand Prix, and WKKF Seminar extend to you our Official Invitation to these prestigious events. The events will be held on 10th-11th of November, 2017 at the Urayasu city Gymnasium, Chiba JAPAN.

Philosophy of the Event:

  1. To make Super Karate-do (Koshiki Contact Karate-do) part of the School Education Program for training the world’s youth;
  2. To join “Sports Accord” with recognition of Super Karate-do as a safe and clearly judged modern sport;
  3. To contribute Super Karate-do as a BUDO working towards world peace and friendship;
  4. To develop and sustain people who work together for the benefit of their community, their nation, and the world through Super Karate-do(Koshiki Contact Karate-do) training and tournaments.

To this end, Karate Kids from five continents will gather in JAPAN for a friendship tournament including an international championship. We hope for your kind understanding and support.

The potential of these events to contribute to specially young generation is tremendous. Through such a great opportunity to meet, compete with and exchange friendship internationally, we believe they broaden their international range of vision as well as elevate the level of ability to see, think and act.

PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE INVITATION LETTER WITH REGISTRATION FORM HERE

We strongly urge you and your students to attend and ask for your support and goodwill in this venture.

Yours Sincerely,
Masamitsu KUDAKA,
HANSHI 8th Dan
Chairman of Organizing Committee
Chairman World Koshiki Karatedo Federation

Video: Bunkai Kumite Bassai

Bunkai Kumite shows the hidden techniques within a kata. Movements that include unarmed techniques of strikes (goho) and locks (juho) as well as weapons application of the bo and katana (bukiho) are revealed. By its nature Bunkai kumite includes at least two players where one is the offensive player and one the defensive player. In team competition there are usually three players working together to show the inner workings of the kata. The offensive player(s) attacks the defensive player(s) with the kata movements in mind and the defensive player(s) uses the movements within the kata to determine an appropriate defensive response. The role of offense and defense may rotate between players so long as the movements of the kata are explored in sequence. Bunkai kumite is typically learned at the time when the underlying kata is well known and understood. The application of the Bunkai elevates the learning of the kata to a higher level and requires a more fluid understanding of the kata. In this respect Bunkai is typically practiced by intermediate to advanced students, however, the benefit of bunkai training can be obtained at any level with the proper instruction and guidance of a seasoned Sensei.

 

An example of Bunkai Kumite from the 2017 World Koshiki Tournament held in London, Ontario is shown below. Performing Bassai Bunkai is Shihan Andrew Riley, Kyoshi Nick King and Shihan Scott Chaffey. The trio won the gold medal for Bunkai. It was a great demonstration loved by the crowd.