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Tokyo Area

Test your own powers with Okinawan Karate (Shourinjiryu style)

Test your own powers with Okinawan Karate (Shourinjiryu style)

from 160.00

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Experience Includes |

  • Participating in a typical practice session with local Shorinjiryu Karate students.

  • 20 minute Q+A session with the instructor.

    You will be accompanied by a friendly Detouur guide who will interpret in your language of choice, from English, French, or German. If you require translation in another language, please let us know at checkout and we will do our best to accommodate your request!

Availability |
Holiday hours: The studio will be closed December 28-31 with limited hours in early January.

Wednesday
Session 1 (19:30 - 21:00)
Saturday+Sunday
Session 1 (10:00 - 12:00)

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Chuo, Tokyo
17 min. from Tokyo Sta.

Offered in Japanese
with English, French, or German interpretation

1.5-2 hour experience

5 people max.


About Shorinjiryu Karate |

Shorinjiryu Karate | Sho・Rin・Jee・Ryu・Ka・Ra・Teh

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Karate, which means “empty hand’ is a distinctive style of martial art that is said to have its roots in the Shaolin Temple of China in the 6th century. This form of martial art began to emerge in the 14th century Okinawa as well, when the people of Okinawa were forbidden by law from arming themselves and had to develop other forms of self-defense. When Japan invaded Okinawa in the 16th century, the Okinawan people further began to develop this form, calling it “Te” meaning hands or techniques, to protect themselves. In the 20th century, karate teachers from Okinawa came to mainland Japan, where modern karate began to further be developed. Within karate there are multiple schools and branches, including Okinawan Shorinjiryu. This is a particular style of karate established by Joen Nakazato, an Okinawan karate master. Respecting the style of his own teacher, Kyan Chotoku, whose style was heavy influenced by Chinese elements, Nakazato christened his style “Shorinji-Ryu”, out of respect to the Shaolin temple kempo (kung fu), said to be the origin of Chinese martial arts.

 
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Suguru | The Karate Master

Strength, power, endurance.
Standing in the studio of Suguru Tsukamoto sensei (teacher), these traits exhibited by the Shourinji Karate students overpower all your insecurities and fear. The atmosphere in the dojo is that of self-improvement, of spirit, and of community, offering a calm balance to the excited energy of the people.
Suguru sensei began practicing karate because he was drawn to its strength as a kid. In university, he took a trip to Okinawa for the first time. There, he visited the dojo of Juen Nakazato, the originator of Shourinji Karate.
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Things to note |

  • Please make your booking at the latest 24 hours in advance.

  • Please note that venue of this experience changes depends on the day of the booking. (see below pictures).

  • Please wear clothes that are appropriate for exercise, and bring a hand-towel and drink with you. There are 5 minutes designated to change.

  • Please make sure your nails are short, and that you take off any watches or jewelry before beginning the practice, to avoid any injury to yourself or other students.

Cancellation Policy |

  • See cancellation policy here.

* A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once your booking has been confirmed.

 

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