VICTORIA SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO AND KOBUDO ASSOCIATION
updated - AUGUST 29, 2011
- This portion of my web site
is dedicated to two martial arts.
- One is the art of Shotokan Karate-do under 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
- 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
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.
- It is 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 grateful.
articles you will find here are comprised primarily of my
own personal thoughts and points of view and the articles
cover a wide variety of related subjects dealing with
everything from history, training, etiquette, kihon,
kata, bunkai and other related topics. Where I have
included articles, art work, or the thoughts and comments
of others, I have made every effort to give credit where
credit is due.
- I hope that
you will enjoy the many different articles and
photographs that are contained here and I would like to
take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time to
visit my web site. In closing I wish you continued
success with your own personal training.
- 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.
objective of both karate-do and kobudo is to contribute
evolution of the human spirit through physical and mental
Peter Lindsay, Go Dan, (FSKA)
- DISCLAIMER : Please note
that the information and the training methods contained
on this web site can be dangerous. Neither the author,
nor the host of this site, nor any other person, or
persons, accepts any responsibility what so ever for any
injuries, damages, or death caused to, or by, any person,
or persons, as a direct, or indirect, result of the use
of any of the information, advice, movements, and or
techniques, described in the articles contained on this
web site, or any other linked web sites, pages or
articles. Anyone following the information, advise,
movements, and or techniques provided here, does so at
their own risk.
- All of this
material and any of the linked web sites are intended to
be for educational purposes only.