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MITSUYA-KAI Karate-Dō

The MITSUYA-KAI Karate-Dō is based on the original Hayashi-ha Shito-ryū founded by Soke Hayashi (1924 – 2004).
Although this school is generally categorized as a branch of Shito-ryū, Soke Hayashi studied under several Masters of the time to complete his education and create a comprehensive technical curriculum.

This style is characterized by realism in the techniques and a sharp focus of the energy and power during defense and attack. The techniques are performed by keeping the body soft and adaptable which allows swift movements and actions at various ranges such as long, medium and short distances.

Emphasis is placed on the study and repetition of fundamental techniques (Kihon), training forms (Kata), programmed sparring and free sparring (Kumite). In addition, self-defense applications are taught as part of the standard training regime. Tameshiwari (test breaking exercises) are typically practiced by the advanced students.

The curriculum of our school includes many Kata (forms), which are taught according to educational progression while applications (Bunkai) are embedded into the teaching as the students achieve sufficient ability. At advanced level, Kata are selected to provide the most formative program for a specific student. As students have different characteristics, the correct choice of Kata to study can greatly enhance the overall level. The trainings are done in a completely safe environment and follow an educational program fit for all ages and genders. Classes are organized for both beginners and advanced students according to two age categories - juniors (7-15 years) and adults (16 years and above).

MITSUYA-KAI Kobu-Dō

The MITSUYA-KAI Kobu-Dō is based on the original Kenshin-ryu founded by Soke Hayashi (1924 – 2004).
Kobu-Dō (literally “old martial way”) teaches the use of several weapons normally associated with the Karate-Dō tradition and serves to complement empty-hand trainings. Besides the benefits of self-defense skills, the usage of the implements of Kobu-Dō also provides a more complete workout.

The main weapon techniques we study is the Bo-jutsu (long staff) for its efficacy, safety and educational purposes. On the base of that knowledge, students progress in studying Nuchaku-jutsu, Tonfa-jutsu, Sai-jutsu, Kama-jutsu, Tekko-jutsu, Surujin-jutsu, Timbe-jutsu, Tempei-jutsu and other weapons.

As with Karate-Dō, emphasis is placed on the study and repetition of fundamental techniques (Kihon), training forms (Kata) and programmed sparring (Kumite).