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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Early life and career Toyyama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and began studying judo as a child in the early s, under Kaneko. American karateka Revolvy Brain revolvybrain.

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Mather, Jim June It was begun by Korean karateka Chun Sang Sup,[2] after his return from Japan, where it is generally thought that he studied Shotokan karate under the direct or indirect tutelage of that system’s founder, Gichin Funakoshi, an Okinawan educator who first brought karate to Japan from the Ryukyu Islands annexed by Japan in the nineteenth century.

Kanryo Higaonna and mastered the Naha-te style of Karate. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: When he trained Karate in Japan, Japanese karate students pursued the Korean student and beat them up. Toyama was a school teacher by profession, and his chosen field of instruction was Karate.


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Styles of Karate (pt.2) – by Kanken Toyama

In other words, it is the real, orthodox Karate of Okinawa. They trained with each other so much that they became known as brothers. Chinen was born on Octo Chun and Yoon would travel to train with other martial artists, sometimes traveling to Manchuria.

As far as etiquette and formality goes, there are several styles from different points of view, ideology and social standing but they accomplish the same purpose. I asked him about his ideology concerning the meaning of Goju-ryu when I spoke with him at the Naha Commercial School in October toya,a Mahan, American politician, Secretary of State of Kentucky b.

The Jidokwan in Korea still exists today.

Styles of Karate (pt.2) – by Kanken Toyama

He was not initially engaged in karate training at the university, but was often seen practicing conditioning exercises agai He is reported to have been very agile, which gained him the nickname Motobu no Kanke, or “Motobu the Monkey.

A Karate-man of this kind does not have a real understanding or knowledge of the orthodox Karate, or he has no confidence in his ability as a Karate-man. Member feedback about Kwan ttoyama arts: Goju-ryu came from the combination of Go-jutsu using the [hard] techniques of thrusting, piercing, chopping and kicking and Ju-jutsu using the [soft] techniques of knocking down, pushing, twisting and arresting.

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


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. Views Read Edit View history. Karate was brought to Japanese archipelago in the early 20th century during a time of migration as Ryukyuans, especially from Okinawa, looked for work in Japan.

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

Shorei-ryu, Goju-ryu and Shito-ryu are other styles that are very closely related and this will be discussed. Member feedback about Nam Suk Lee: Toyama was said to be one of only two students to be granted the title of Shihanshi protege ; Gichin Funakoshi was the other to receive this title from Itosu.

He is a real man of character and his martial art is excellent. In Toyama moved his family to Taiwan, where he taught in an elementary school and studied Chinese Ch’uan Fa, which included Taku, Makait