NORTH TEXAS KENSHIN KAN


Traditional Karate, Self Defense and Weapons Training

in Terrell, Texas and the Dallas/Fort Worth area

Class Info       Calendar      Students      Instructors    What We Teach


Self-Defense     Kata             Kobudo        Tuite             OSMKKF Dojo

 

Physical Benefits

  1.    - Ability to defend against an attack

  2.    - Increased Core Strength and Flexibility

  3.    - Improved Stamina

  4.    - Other Physical Benefits, such as weight loss and improved

      muscle tone, depending upon the individual



Mental and Emotional Benefits

  1.     - Increased Awareness

  2.     - Improved Confidence

  3.     - Heightened Focus

  4.     - Self-Discipline

  5.     - Respect for self and others


Karate is a Martial Art developed in the Ryukyu Islands, now known as Okinawa, Japan. 


Karate is heavily influenced by Chinese fighting styles, as citizens from China and Okinawa crossed the East China Sea and exchanged fighting methods.  Karate was banned at various times in the history of Okinawa, but it flourished as it was practiced in secret and passed from  generation to generation.


Karate was exported to mainland Japan early in the 20th Century and, following World War II, to the United States. Our style was created by a bodyguard to the Ryukyu (Okinawan) emperor, Bushi Matsumura.


For more on the history of our style, visit www.kenshin-kan.com













Kobudo



Okinawan weapons

Weapons used in traditional Okinawan martial arts derive, for the most part, from farming and fishing implements.   Okinawan weapons taught in our school include - Bo, Sai, Kama, Tunfa, Tekko, and Nunchaku.


The weapons shown below are used in our style and are taught in OSMKKF

schools - several of these photos are of Hohan Soken, teacher of Hanshi Fusei Kise,                     who is the Grand Master of our style.  Isao Kise is the Chief Instructor of the OSMKKF and

is featured in many of the photos:




Tuite

Tuite is an essential component of traditional Okinawan karate.   At North Texas Kenshin Kan, it is taught to adult classes. 


Tuite (pronounced tu’-ee-tee or tu’-ee-tay) involves:


  1. 1)analyzing how the body’s joints are designed to move

  2. 2)utilizing that understanding to manipulate the opponent, causing them to be uncomfortable and/or off balance.


Simply put, tuite is the art of controlling the opponent by joint manipulation.  As with other aspects of our style, it assumes multiple opponents and that the attacker may counter - requiring the practitioner to be ready with the next technique.





 

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