The NHK Period Drama “Wind of the Ryukyu Islands” and Shoreikan

There is a scene in the 1993 NHK Period Drama “Wind of the Ryukyu Islands (Ryukyu no Kaze)” in which the characters Keitai and Keizan conduct a karate demonstration, using Shoreikan’s Gekisai Daiichi Kata and its bunkai. At the request of NHK, the actors who played those characters, Takahito Hosoyamada and Takahiro Ito, received instructions at the Shoreikan dojo from instructor Seikichi Toguchi.

The Karate Kid and Shoreikan

Shoreikan teaches spiritual growth as well as a proper mindset for martial arts through Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate Katas and traditional Karate exercises and training. Mr. Seikichi Toguchi wrote a book titled “Karate no Kokoro (The Spirit of Karate).” In this book, he states that the essence of Karate lies in spiritual growth. ■The screenwriter for the movie The Karate Kid trained at a Shoreikan dojo Mr. Miyagi in The Karate Kid (right)© Sony Pictures The script for The Karate Kid was written by Robert Mark Kamen, screenwriter for the Transporter series and Taken, based on his own life experiences. In […]

第40回 沖縄空手道剛柔流尚礼会 空手道大会 中止のお知らせ

2021年3月7日、東京武道館にて開催を予定いたしておりました、第40回 沖縄空手道剛柔流尚礼会 空手道大会につきましては、新型コロナウイルス感染症の情勢を鑑み、皆様の安全および感染の拡大防止を考慮し、中止といたします。 ご参加を予定されていた皆様には度々の変更となりご迷惑をおかけいたしますが、ご理解ならびにご了承のほど、何卒よろしくお願い申し上げます。

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