1. Knockdown Fighting defeating the opponent by knockdown including kicks to the head not the simulated encounters seen in other Karate styles. 2. Tameshiwari The breaking of solid objects like wood, ice and concrete. Also used to decide fights that don’t result in a clear winner. 3. Multiple Kumite Continuous full contact sparring matches against different opponents - sometimes 50-100. Only 17 people have made it to 100 Mas Oyama has made it past 100 with his record of 300
Most tournaments have the same rules and score systems however there are some unique competitions that have their own set of rules and score system. A examples of these tournaments is: Kyokushin World Knockdown Tournament
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The History of KarateAlmost impossible to verify due to the secrecy surrounding it and the lack of written records.Influences Various Chinese sources India
History beginning 520 A.D. Buddhist monk Bodhidharma, or Daruma Taishi Traveled to China Taught Chan (or Zen) Buddhism to the monks at the Shoaling Temple in Henan province Taught the monks a systematized set of exercises designed to strengthen the mind and body The beginning of the Shoaling style of temple boxing. The teachings later became the basis for the majority of Chinese martial arts, the Shoaling monks eventually gained the reputation of being the most formidable fighters in all of China. Their fighting method became known as Shorinji Kempo. As they travelled to teach about Zen it influenced numerous other Chinese fighting styles.
Karate stylesThere are 4 styles that stand out as the most popular, theses styles are:KyokushinShotokanWado ryuShito ryu
Kyokushin FoundingFounded by Mas Oyama in 1953 1956 the dojo moved to a permanent location 1957 opened as the Kyokushinkai which translates as the “Home of Ultimate Truth”.Every 4 years since 1975 the Kyokushin World Knockdown Tournament has taken place
Kyokushin KarateKyokushin karate means Ultimate Truth.Similar to other styles with White uniforms Color belt system Grading syllabus Dojo etiquette Kata Kihon Kumite
Kyokushin training Continuously and rigorously tested. Senseis uses three main teaching points Multiple Kumite TameshiwariKnockdown Fighting Continuous full contact Opponents of 50-100 Breaking solid objectsDefeating by knockdown Only 17 have defeated 100 e.g. wood, ice and concreteincluding kicks to the head Mas Oyama Also used to decide fightsno simulated combat has a record of 300
Shotokan FoundingThe founder was Master Gichin Funakoshi from Okinawan He synthesized the elements of all Karate techniquesA very competitive sport Several competitions each year Dojos schedule regular friendly fights
Shotokan KarateAn intense physical mind-body exercise.Decisive method of self-defenseBenefits A way to develop self-control Discipline for kids Manage stress for adults.As it is so popular and competitive there are thousands of dojos around all training people in the way of Shotokan karate
Wado ryuWas founded by Japanese Master Hironori Ohtsuka Trained in Shindo Yoshin Ryu Ji Jitsu, Ohtsuka began to study a mixture of Karate styles that eventually became known as Shotokan Karate.Translated into English means ‘The Way of Peace’.
Wado-RyuWado-Ryu is one of many styles of Karate now being practiced in the United Kingdom.You don’t have to be ‘young’ or ‘fit’ to be able to enjoy Wado-Ryu Karate, as the nature of the style allows for students of any age or ability to take part.
Shito ryu Shito Ryu Karate was founded by Kenwa Mabuni Kenwa Mabuni brought his style of karate to Osaka in 1929 and concentrated on teaching it in universities in West Japan. The style uses many short, low stances as well the stance known as "shiko-dachi" is common throughout many of the kata. "Shiko-dachi" is a stance similar to that the sumo wrestlers assume before they face off with each other before they put their knuckles to the ground. Most popular in west Japan The traditional karate weapons: bo staff, sai, nunchaku, and tonfa are also taught at the higher levels
Tournaments and ChampionshipsAs there are so many types of karate, there are many different tournaments and championships. Some of these will take place each year while others will take place every 2-4 yearsThere are tournaments for both adults and children
WORLD KARATE FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTSThis year, the 21st World Seniors Karate Championships took place in Paris 116 countries competed There were 876 male competitors, 567 female, 1443 total entries and 990 total athletes, 2 were Welsh 19 English 6 Irish 5 Scottish
World Karate Federation Championship Categories62 medals were awarded in the Championship. They were awarded to the top 4 in each category. These categories are: Male/Female kata Female Kumuite, • -50kg, -55kg, -61kg, -68kg, 68+ kg Male Kumuite, •-60kg, -67kg, -75kg, -84kg, 84+ kg Female Team Kumuite Male team Kumuite
Male/ kata winners Championships Date Categor PlaceAntonio Diaz y 21st World Seniors 11- Male 1st from Venezuela Karate 21- Kata Championships 2012 won the male 20th World Seniors 10- Male 1st category Karate Championships 27- 2010 Kata championship for 19th World Seniors 11- Male 2nd the second time Karate Championships 13- 2008 Kata in a row this year 18th World Seniors 10- Male 3rd after making his Karate Championships 12- 2006 Kata time in the top 17th World Seniors 11- Male 3rd Karate 18- Kata three a decade Championships 2004 long 16th World Seniors Karate 11- 21- Male Kata 3rd Championships 2002
Female kata winnersRika Usami from Championshi Date Categor Plac Japan won the ps y e female category championship for 21st World Seniors 21- 11- Female Kata 1st her first time Karate 2012 after finishing Championshi ps third in 2010 20th World 27- Female 3rd Seniors 10- Kata Karate 2010 Championshi ps
SummaryKarate is an ancient art that has developed in many ways over the years as it has increased in popularity.Karate helps people develop greater discipline and self-controlIt is now a world recognised sport that has many competitions and contestants from all over the world