Hanshi Yoshio Kuba Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-Do 10. dan, Vice president of Okinawa Karate-Do Rengo-Kai,President of the Japan Acupressure Association
First of all, I wish to thank to the Prime Minister’s Office – Bethlen Gábor Alapkezelő Zrt, to the local government of Pesterzsébet, and to Gyula Földesi Member of Hungarian Parliament, for their support and effort in the organization of the Okinawan Days in Pesterzsébet. In the past, Okinawa was the center of the Ryukyu Kingdom. This kingdom was autonomous and had its own culture. Since the Ryukyu Kingdom lives between Japan and China, the two neighboring countries’ culture, religion, martial arts, and dance affected the kingdom. Okinawan culture has evolved as a result of these influences. At this event in Budapest, we are going to present one element of this cultural heritage: Okinawan Karate. I am very pleased and proud to be part of this event as an Okinawan Karate Master. Karate has its roots in Chinese martial arts. Karate has evolved into a system as a result of different cultures, and it has undergone several interesting technical changes over the years. Karate was later brought to Japan (Honshu Island) and went through additional technical changes before becoming the Karate we know today. I am really happy that today the three biggest Okinawan karate styles (Shuri/Tomari-Te, Goju-Ryu, and Uechi-Ryu) can be presented at the same time. For us, the presentation of the original Okinawan Karate styles means that the culture of Ryukyu lives on. I would like to show my gratitude to my student László Harsányi Shihan for organizing this event.
Yoshio Kuba Hanshi, Goju-Ryu Karate-Do 10. dan
Yoshio KubaHanshi is a 10th Dan black belt and is the head of the Okinawa Karate-Do Kenpo- Kai in Okinawa. He was a direct student of Seikichi Toguchi sensei, who was a student of Chojun Miyagi sensei and Seko Higa sensei. Kuba Sensei epitomizes the understanding of Goju-Ryu and his understand of its concepts and application is legendary but off and on the dojo floor. He run a full-time acupuncturist practice in Okinawa and is head of the Acupuncture Association in Japan.
Started Judo at age of 9.
Learned Kendo at age of 14.
Became an apprentice of Seikichi Toguchi sensei of Goju-Ryu at age 17.
Became a director of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Shoreikan at age 27.
Became a technical director of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Shoreikan at age 34.
Posts Held or Holding
Chairman of Okinawa Prefecture Acupuncture Association.
Director of Okinawa City Karate‐Do Federation
Standing Director of Okinawa Prefecture Karate‐Do Union
Vice Chairman of Okinawa City Youth Sports Association
Vice Chairman and General Master of Okinawa Karate‐Do Rengo-Kai Association
Director of Goju‐Ryu Karate Kenpo-Kai
President of Authentic Goju-Ryu Karate‐Do & Kobudo Federation Kenbukan the original Traditional Okinawa Martial Arts.
Master’s degree in pharmacy
Hirokuni Yamashiro Hanshi, Uechi-Ryu 9. Dan
Date of birth: 17.02.1955. Student of Sensei Shigeru Takamiyagi. Chief Instructor of Koza Dojo in Okinawa City.
Takahiro Shinjo Shihan, Tomari-Te 8. dan
Takahiro Shinjo sensei is President of Kenryu-Doshikai
Educator coach of Ryo Kiyuna, who three-time Kata World Champion and Olympic Champion
Board member of Okinawa Prefectural Karate Federation
Okinawa City Youth Sports Organization headquarter member
Okinawa Karate-Do Kenpo-Kai (Souke, the head of Organization: Yoshio Kuba sensei) the headmaster
Okinawa Karate-Do Tomari-Te Shorin-Ryu master
Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate-Do instructor, master
Okinawa Karate-Do Shuri-Te Matsumura-Ha master
Tamaki Kazou Sensei, Okinawa Kobudo Master
Tamaki sensei practices ancient traditional Okinawa Kobudo, mainly in Okinawa city. Not only thrusting and kicking, but there are also many techniques that develop from techniques called tuite into throwing techniques and holding down techniques. In addition, movement to perform to drift like dancing is characteristic.
Takeru Shinjo Sensei, Tomari-Te 5. dan, WKF Kata instruktor
His father is Takahiro Shinjo sensei. He started learning karate from his father when he was a child. He achieved excellent results in the Okinawan and Japanese championships, especially in WKF competitions in Kata. He worked as a coach in South Korea for two years. He is a chief instructor at the Kenryu Doshikai dojo in Okinawa. He is currently a kata coach at Keio Gijuku University in TOKYO.
Mihály Fischer Sensei, Goju – Ryu 4. dan
Hungarian National Coach and his Student Gábor Hárspataki is Tokyo Olympic bronze medalist.
He is the head coach of MTK and Hungarian National Coach.
For the past 12 years the MTK team has been the Hungarian Champion in all age categories.
His students got 27 medals in European Championship and World Championship.
His adult students won four European Championship medals and one Olympic bronze medal.
Date: 12-14 May 2023
Place: 1201 Budapest, Vörösmarty utca 30.
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László Harsányi Sensei, Goju-Ryu 6. dan, European represent of Okinawa Karate-Do Kenpo- Kai, chief instructor of IGKS
I sincerely welcome my Okinawan teachers and every Karateka in the Okinawan Days in Pesterzsébet event. We look forward to welcoming those Karateka that are interested in authentic Okinawan karate. A niche seminar will be organized, in which we can take a deeper look at three different schools of traditional Okinawan karate, and competition Kata techniques. I would like to express my gratitude to every one of my students, to every Hungarian an Okinawan patroon. Without their contributions and efforts made this event could not have become reality. The main goal of the event, which is going to be organized in Budapest is to let the Hungarian and international karate community’s coaches, referees and Karatekas learn Authentic Okinawan Karate!
Pesterzsébet is XX. district of Budapest!
DR. János Mészáros President of Hungarian Karate Federation
On behalf of the Hungarian Karate Federation, I would like to welcome you to the Okinawan Days. Our association considers it of utmost importance to cultivate the sports of Karate and Budo, the eastern traditions, to pass on the values of Japanese traditions, especially to young people, such as respect, discipline, perseverance, diligence, willpower and the spirit of fair play, which are important values in today’s fast-paced world, at school, at work and in everyday life. The Hungarian Karate Federation has a long tradition and cooperation agreements with several Japanese prefectures, such as Tochigi during the Tokyo Olympics and Okinawa, where our athletes have already participated in joint programmes. Special thanks go to sensei László Harsányi, whose traditional activities strengthen the knowledge and learning of karate and budo in Pesterzsébet, and who has contributed significantly to the successful organization of the Okinawan Days. I wish you to gain precious experiences on the Okinawan Days, which will be a useful “companion” in the cultivation of the sport of karate and in overcoming the challenges of everyday life, and I wish the event to be successful.
Mr. Gyula Földesi, member of Hungarian Parliament
I am very pleased that there is such significant sports scene in our district, this scene’s next stop is the Okinawan days. I would like to express my gratitude to Lászlo Harsányi, the head instructor of International Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Sakura-Kai and the president of the Hungarian Goju-Ryu Karate-Do Association for his contributions, so that this significant seminar can become reality. Within this event, the finest representatives of this sport will come to Pesterzsébet. The sport teaches you to fight, encourages you to not give up, and to stand up after every defeat, since every competition is a new opportunity to challenge and improve. The sport teaches you discipline and gives you goals. The goals and the future are not only important for the county and nation, but for the community and for each of us personally. We warmly invite and welcome all those who are interested in karate!
Mr. Ákos Szabados, Mayor of Pesterzsébet
According to a karate master, within martial arts, karate’s final goal does not lie in the duality of victory or defeat, but in the struggle between the two participants perfecting their own character. Yet, most of the time we experience these struggles as fights, even though the goal is not to defeat the opponent, but to make to make the most of ourselves for something that is much bigger than ourselves. The sports life of Pesterzsébet is much more the multitude of struggles. It is a social scene that creates value from success and forges virtue from struggle. It a great pleasure form me that representatives of an art that has such a long history and a great event, based on the principles of Eastern philosophy will be present in Pesterzsébet at the same time, thus strengthening our aspiration for a nobler and more complete life
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