TOYAMA, Kanken. () Shudokan. Kanken was a Japanese schoolteacher and karate master, who developed the foundation for the Shudokan karate. Kanken Toyama 寛著遠山 was born of noble birth in Shuri, Okinawa on 24 September (Meiji 明治21). His name at birth was Kanken Oyadamari 寛著 親泊. Master Toyama started his karate training at the age of 9 with a master named Itarashiki. He later studied with Yasutsune Itosu for 18 years, and became one of .

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There is some evidence that the AJKF actually got its start in s, however the federation evolved into a full fledged organisation when it was officially documented and sanctioned in The next styles that we will discuss will be the Goju-ryu and Shito-ryubut they are almost the same.

You are commenting using your WordPress. He named his dojo Shu Do Kan meaning “the hall for the study of the karate way. He was an outstanding trainee of Mr.

Kanken Toyama: Master of Karate Jutsu

tojama He traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe teaching wherever he w How many styles does Karate have? After several strikes, the stone fell from the wall. Its name is composed of the Korean pronunciation of the Chinese characters for “karate-do”.

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Some people believe that Kanken Toyama outranked Gichin Funakoshi, who did not kanoen the rank of shihandai. There is very little difference in the position of the open hand or fist in the above mentioned methods.

Despite this Motobu was very interested in the art, spending much of his youth training on his own, hitting the makiwara, pushing and lifting heavy stones to increase his strength. Toyama was a school teacher by profession, and his chosen field of instruction was Karate.

Kanken Toyama: Master of Karate Jutsu – Classical Karate & Jujutsu magazine

In conclusion, let me explain about Goju-ryu. In other words, Sumo wrestlers, boxers and airplane pilots do not have any one special style and neither does Karate. History Inthe three kingdoms on Okinawa unified to form the Kingdom of Ryukyu. Shorei-ryu, Goju-ryu and Shito-ryu are other styles that are very closely related and this will be discussed.

He was raised in a strict home of the keimochi a family of positionand was educated in the Chinese classics and calligraphy.

The name of the style translates as: Later, he apprenticed himself to Anko Itosu, who then became his ksnken teacher and was his greatest inspiration. About ten years ago, I spoke with Mr. Boxing is a kind of Go-jutsu and Judo is a kind of Ju-jutsu. You can also subscribe without commenting. Views Read Edit View history.


He had three brothers, three sisters, and three half-sisters. He was the oldest son of Yabu Kenten and Shun Morinaga. This is a list of deaths in November In the late s, these Kwans united under the name Tae Soo Do. This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat An official gave Toyama the title of master instructor. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

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When he trained Karate in Japan, Japanese karate students pursued the Korean student and beat them up. He was not initially engaged in toyamw training at the university, but was often seen practicing conditioning exercises agai He was the author of books Karate-do Taihokan and Karate-do.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Early in Toyama moved again from Taiwan to mainland Japan and on 20 March he opened his first dojo in Tokyo. Given this diverse martial arts background, the Japanese government soon recognized Toyama’s prowess, and awarded him the right to promote to any rank in any style of Okinawan karate.