THE VICTORIA SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO AND KOBUDO ASSOCIATION
Last updated - FEBRUARY 28, 2017
One is the art of Shotokan Karate-dounder the leadership of Shihan Kenneth Funakoshi, 9th Dan, Chief Instructor of the Funakoshi Shotokan Karate Association, who is a fourth cousin to the Founder of Shotokan Karate-Do, Master Gichin Funakoshi.
For more than 32 years I have practiced the art of Shotokan Karate-Do and in that time I have come to learn that with human nature being what it is, the universal acceptance of "one way" of teaching this martial art, even amongst the most senior Shotokan sensei's in the world, is virtually impossible. With that thought in mind it is only natural then that my ideas, my opinions, and my training methods will differ from yours, just as they would have differed for our respective senseis.
The other is the ancient art martial art of Okinawan Kobudo under the leadership of Sensei Hidemi Tamayose, 9th Dan, President and Founder of the Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan and student of Master Eisuke Akamine.
For more than 12 years I have practiced the art of Ryukyu Kobudo and as with karate-do here too the universal acceptance of "one way" of teaching the art of kobudo even amongst the most senior senseis is also virtually impossible, as such techniques, methodology, and variations in kata, kihon and bo/sai kumite will be always be inevitable. One of the primary reasons that Sensei Tamayose founded the Ryukyu Kobudo Tesshinkan in May of 1999 was precisely because he wanted to remain as true as possible to the teachings of his kobudo sensei, Master Eisuke Akamine.
The goal of this web site is very simple.
to share with you my "Do" or "Way" of Shotokan Karate and of Ryukyu
Kobudo and at the same time introduce you to some of the teachers,
students, and friends who have had an impact on my martial arts
training and on my personal life, to whom I will always be extremely
For another perspective on the art of Shotokan Karate-Do I encourage you to visit Karen's web site and read about the ups and downs of her personal journey down the Shotokan road as she draws closer to her Shodan grading, click here http://www.journeytoshodan.blogspot.com.
Part the clouds - see the way.
The objective of both karate-do and kobudo is to contribute to
the evolution of the human spirit through physical and mental training."
Sensei Peter Lindsay, Go Dan, (FSKA)
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