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Tuesday, 03 April 2012 03:41
Masaji Taira Sensei Seminar
Date: Saturday 23rd June 2012
14:00 - 18:30
Location: Laindon Community Centre
Cost: £30 per student.
TOKGB Kenkyukai are honoured to be hosting the first British seminar held
by Taira Masaji Sensei, 8th Dan.
Taira Masaji, 平良 正次
Masaji Taira is a leading teacher of Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do, in the
manner of the Jundokan dojo in Okinawa and of his teacher Ei'ichi Miyazato.
He heads the Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do Kenkyukai. He is best known as
a researcher and practitioner of the bunkai of the Goju Ryu kata. He is
unusually open in his teachings, feeling that the techniques and learning must
be shared, for their preservation and to test their effectiveness.
The main focus of Taira Sensei's training is the application of Goju Ryu Kata
techniques to self defense, as bunkai. Unlike many other teachers he does
not cherry pick techniques from the kata. He believes that the Kata were
designed as complete fighting systems, with logical transitions from one
technique to another as a complete and complex defensive flow
It is important not to mistake his complete kata bunkai to mean that the entire
kata needs to be performed. Any single technique can be used to finish a
fight. The kata works as a template to prepare the student with entry and exit
points for defensive and counter moves. With a complete knowledge of the
system a practitioner should be able to response to almost any attack and
have a start and end point from that attack.
This seminar is intended for for all interested Karateka, 1st kyu and above.
For further information, or to book your place, please contact:
Dr Sue Robinson, Secretary TOKGB Kenkyukai
Course fees payable by Paypal to email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org, or by
cheque to Dr Sue Robinson
Please let me know the names and dates of birth of participants, the name of
the club’s Sensei, the style of karate practiced, and contact details.
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