"Kata no Mato - Okinawan Karate’s Ancient Roots and Modern Meaning"
A rare opportunity to experience training in Classical Okinawan Martial Arts at Edinburgh University Shukokai Karate Club.
Allan Amor, Ryukyu Kempo 7th Dan, will be presenting a weekend of training in the ‘Classical Ryukyu Life Protection Arts’ at Edinburgh University on April 21st & 22nd, 2012.
Allan Amor studied with Oyata Seiyu, 10th Dan master of Okinawan Martial Arts, for over 20 years. He now teaches his interpretation of Ryukyu Kempo in a few locations around the world, from his headquarters dojo in Kansas, USA.
The focus of the weekend of training will be on understanding and developing skill in:
- Tuite, the highly-developed grabbing-hand applications of old-way Karate
- Atemi and Kyusho, warning strikes to the limbs and more serious debilitating strikes
- The use of Kata in the practice and understanding of old-way life protection methods
- How sophisticated motions and exercises, vital to developing usable skill, must be extracted from forms and Kata
- The influences and integration of Okinawan weaponcraft with the use of the hand for life protection methods
You may see a YouTube presentation of Amor-sensei's rare and unusual classical martial art on the web link below.
This weekend of training (Saturday 21st April and Sunday 22nd April 10.30am to 4.30pm) is likely to be of deep interest to Karate practitioners who want to explore the origins of their practice, in addition to Taekwondo, Ju-jutsu and other martial art practitioners.
There are no pre-requisites for attending and all adult practitioners of the martial arts are welcome. Places are limited and offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
For more information and to reserve your place for the limited availability on this training weekend, please visit: www.katanomato.info