Saturday, 29 April 2017

IMGKA - Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu Karate

Meibukan Crest

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MEI TO WA AKARAKA DE SUJIO TOSU I - reads the Mei of Meibu-kan correlates to the Karateka's overall character and personality..... pure, clear minded, having a good heart. The Kanji Mei appears in all of the men's names of the YAGI Family.

 

IN / YO (Hi to Tsuki). The first meaning Sun (HI) and the second meaning moon (TSUKI). This meaning in itself is symbolic of the style's origin. Gojyu-ryu means Hard / Soft Style. The techniques and philosophies of the style revolve around dualities in nature, so the Kanji sun and moon represent this.

 

 

AH UM HI WA SHIMARI TSUKI WA HIRAKU - Ah means exhaling (open), represented by the kanji for moon. Um mean inhaling (closed) represent by the kanji for sun. Again here is a duality of nature.

 

 

GOJYU HI WA FUTOKU TSUKI WA HOSOKU GOJYU-RYU WO ARAWASU - The sun is thick, constant. The moon is slender, flexible. This expresses the hardness and the softness of Gojyu-ryu.

 

ICHIGEKI HISSATSU HI TO TSUKI (Hito tsuki suna wachi ichigi hissatsu o arawasu) - The character Mei combines sun and moon to read Hito Tsuki which means in the context of Karate technique.... ONE PUNCH. To a Karateka this is one of the most important aspects of classical Karate-do. Hito tsuki (one punch) is a concept that deals with the Karateka's awareness of every time that they practices in the Dojo they must give 110% both physically and mentally and think as if the technique thrown could possibly be their last.