Shodan Study Videos

Video links that cover the SKIF Shodan Syllabus. I hope it helps you prepare for your grading. (A.H.)

KIHON

KATA

KUMITE

Kanazawa Hirokazu Kancho, 10th Dan, 2011 Seminar in Malaysia

Group Photo With Kancho & Daizo Sensei from Kacho’s Seminar in Johor 2010.

Kanazawa Kancho will be in Malaysia from the 17th to the 29th of November 2011. For our members who remember his visit to our Dojo in Johor last year, will not want to miss this opportunity. Please contact your instructor if your want to be part of our delegation to the seminar. This year his main seminar will be in Teluk Intan, Perak from the 26th to the 28th of November.

We would like to encourage all members, especially 4th Kyu & above to participate. All members will also have the opportunity to be graded by Kancho (Please check with your instructor for your eligibility to grade). We are hoping to put together a delegation of 30-40 members. Details on accommodations and costing will be posted when ASAP.

The dates of Kancho’s Tour as of to date are :

17th Nov : Kancho & Murakami Sensei arrives in Kuala Lumpur
19th-21st Nov : Kancho’s Seminar in Brunei
22nd-23rd Nov : Kancho’s Seminar in Sabah (Kota Kinabalu)
24th Nov : Police Training Centre PULAPOL (Kuala Lumpur)
25th Nov : Instructor training at Irene Sensei’s personal dojo (Rawang)
26th-28th Nov : Kancho’s Open Seminar & Grading in Teluk Intan, Perak
29th Nov : Kancho and Murakami Sensei depart for Japan.

Training With Nick Adamou Sensei

On Thursday (26th May 2011), four members of the SKA, led by Azlimmi Sensei (also SKIF Malaysia Assistant Chief Instructor) attended the SKIF Malaysia Training with Nick Adamous Sensei, 8th Dan from the IASK. Adamous Sensei was one of Kanazawa Kancho’s earliest students in the UK when karate first made it’s dayview there. He is also co-author of a book with Kanazawa Kancho, KANAZAWA’S KARATE.

The training which lasted about 3 hours focused on Gojushiho and Kihon Ippon Kumite, and was attended by about 11 other karate-ka from Perak and Sri Lanka. This private training was courtesy of SKIF Malaysia President, Ms. Irene Teh Chin Hoon. Adamou Sensei corrected the participants kata and kumite techniques according to how Kanazawa Kancho taught him.

After the training, a grading session was conducted for the white belt children from Irene Sensei’s class by Adamou sensei, with all passing and 2 awarded with a double grading to 8th Kyu. Congratulations to the new batch of SKIF Karate-ka. Ossu!!!

1st ShotoCup Tournament Results

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

SKA HONBU

5

5 2

PASIR GUDANG

2

1

3

U.T.M. Skudai

1

0

0

SINGAPORE

0

2

3

MELAKA

0

0

0

 

KATA : 6th Kyu & Below

CHAMPION :

Megat Amirul Syahmi b. Megat Razman Syah (SKA Honbu) – Heian Sandan

1ST RUNNER-UP :

Julita Aisyah bt. Khaled (Pasir Gudang) – Heian Nidan

2ND RUNNER-UP :

Wan Arwa bt. Wan Mohd. Azli (SKA Honbu) – Heian Nidan

KATA : Open

CHAMPION :

Afdhal b. Asmadi (SKA Honbu) – Hangetsu

1ST RUNNER-UP :

Asmadi b. Ahmad (SKA Honbu) – Bassai-dai

2ND RUNNER-UP :

Anfaal bt. Asmadi (SKA Honbu) – Jion

GOHON KUMITE : 9TH KYU & BELOW (12 Years Old & Below)

CHAMPION :

Julita Aisyah bt. Khalid (Pasir Gudang)

1ST RUNNER-UP :

Muhd. Afiq b. Yusry (Singapore)

2ND RUNNER-UP :

Amirul Mustaqim b. Kamil (Pasir Gudang)


SANBON KUMITE : 6TH KYU & BELOW (12 Years Old & Below)

CHAMPION :

Megat Amirul Syahmi b. Megat Razman Syah (SKA Honbu)

1ST RUNNER-UP :

Wan Muhd. Iqbal b. Wan Mohd. Azli (SKA Honbu)

2ND RUNNER-UP :

Megat Amirul Sufi b. Megat Razman Syah (SKA Honbu)


SANBON KUMITE : 6TH KYU & BELOW (17 Years Old & Below)

CHAMPION :

Resi Nopiyanti bt. Joni (Pasir Gudang)

1ST RUNNER-UP :

Wan Arwa bt. Wan Mohd. Azli (SKA Honbu)

2ND RUNNER-UP :

Muhd. Alif b. Yusry (SKA Singapore)

OPEN JIYU KUMITE : 12 Years Old & Below

CHAMPION :

Anfaal bt. Asmadi (SKA Honbu)

1ST RUNNER-UP :

Muhd. Afiq b. Yusry (Singapore)

2ND RUNNER-UP :

Aliff Daniel b. Khalid (Pasir Gudang)


OPEN JIYU KUMITE : 13 Years Old & Above Male

CHAMPION :

Mohd. ‘Izzul b. Hafizzudin (UTM)

1ST RUNNER-UP :

Asmadi b. Ahmad (SKA Honbu)

2ND RUNNER-UP :

Mohd. Alfian b. Mohd Ismail (Singapore)


OPEN JIYU KUMITE : 13 Years Old & Above Female

CHAMPION :

Aiman bt. Asmadi (SKA Honbu)

1ST RUNNER-UP :

Wan Arwa bt. Wan Mohd. Azli (SKA Honbu)

2ND RUNNER-UP :

Resi Nopiyanti bt. Joni (Pasir Gudang)

Congatulations to the winners!!!! See you again next year!!!

Photos can be viewed  [ here ]



 

ShotoCamp 2010

This year the 2nd SKA Annual ShotoCamp will again be hosted by the Honbu Dojo from the 26th to the 28th of November 2010.

This year we have expanded the format by having separate beginners and advance training sessions.

We have also organised the ShotoCup Kyu Grade & Open Karate Championships. The championships will allow beginners to enter a tournament based on their level of expertise and not get thrown in together in one big jiyu-kumite bowl. The kyu grade participants will  compete in Gohon Kumite, Sanbon Kumite & Jiyu-Ippon Kumite. Only 3rd kyu and above are allowed to participate in the ‘Open Championship’ with jiyu-ippon judged on ippon-han rules.

In kata, participants will only be allowed to perform Shotokan katas, and according to their grade.

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Please contact us, if you wish to join in this unique event.

Japan Training Trip 2011

The Academy is planning a trip to train and maybe participate in a tournament in Japan around September/October in 2011.

All members interested in participating please inform your instructors. The trip will be about 1 week (an extended trip is also planned to extend our trip to Okinawa). Cost details will be posted in the SKA Members Google group around January 2011. So dust off your passports….. and check out your piggy-bank 🙂

 

More information to be posted soon.

 

OSS!!

AUGUST / RAMADHAN UPDATES

It has been an exciting month for us this July… and a lot more activities have been planned out to complete your experience in martial arts.

1. RAMADHAN TRAINING SCHEDULE

As usual, our training is on as usual in Ramadhan. The only slight change will be the timing and duration of the training. We invite all members to join us for ifthar & perform maghrib, is’yak and tarawih (تراويح) prayers together at the dojo,  before our training. For our non-muslim members, training starts around 9.00pm.

Click on this link to read some tips on fasting posted last year.

2. NEW TRAINING SCHEDULE

I had planned out to start the new training schedule in August but I overlooked the fact that Ramadhan starts on the second week of August. So the new training schedule at the ShotoCentre (SKA Honbu Dojo) will start after the Eidul Fitr Holidays and will be as follows:

MONDAYS

8.00pm – 9.30pm

Beginners Class (4th Kyu & Below). 3rd Kyu and above welcome to participate.

9.30pm – 10.30pm

Advanced Class (3rd Kyu & Above).

WEDNESDAYS

8.00pm – 9.30pm

Open Class for all grades.

9.30pm – 10.30pm

Kobudo Bojutsu Class.

FRIDAYS

7.30pm – 8.45pm

Open Class for all grades.

BROWN & BLACK BELT ADVANCE TRAINING CLASS

1 DAY EVERY MONTH

Training Duration : Approx. 4-5 Hours. Day to be chosen by participants.

Kanazawa Kancho @ Johor

From the 9th to the 10th of July2010, Kanazawa Kancho, accompanied by his son, Daizo Sensei and SKIF Malaysia Representative, Irene Tech Sensei conducted the KANAZAWA SHOTOKAN MASTERCLASS 2010 at the Academy’s Honbu Dojo, the ShotoCentre in Skudai, Johor Bahru.

The masterclass was not only attended by the students of the Academy, but also from karate-ka from Singapore, Philippines, Greece and the Goshin-ryu Johor.  Kancho also conducted a grading session for about 30 students of the Academy.  The highlight of the grading saw Afdhal Asmadi promoted to Shodan-ho, Aiman Asmadi promoted to Nikyu, Asmadi Ahmad and Farihan Zakhiri Promoted to Sankyu. Kancho expressed hope that the young talents in the Academy be developed for the future of Karate-do.

The Academy thanks Irene Teh Sensei for making the MasterClass possible. We are already planning for the next MasterClass in 2011. With the MasterClass, the Academy now represents Kanazawa-ryu Shotokan Karate-do in the State of Johor. Interested parties who wish to join our class or affiliate with Kanazawa-ryu Shotokan may contact Azlimmi Sensei at +6012.712.7743 / +6010.5272.831 or seikenkarate@gmail.com.

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Seiken@Singapore

Thanks to the efforts of Asmadi Senpai, the Academy is now looking forward to make it’s presence felt in the Lion City, Singapore. The long awaited inaugural class will be held at the Al Mawaddah Mosque in Sengkang on the 3rd of July 2010 (Saturday) at 8.30pm.

Those interested in joining our karate classes can contact Asmadi at +6019.2865923, Azlimmi Sensei at +6012.7127713 or contact the Mosque directly at +65.6489.0224

KANAZAWA MASTERCLASS 2010

KMC2010 Poster

Kanazawa Kancho will be visiting the State of Johor from the 8th to the 10th of July 2010.

The Academy will be hosting a seminar on the 9th (4pm-6pm) and the 10th (10am-12pm) of July. The seminar will be open to all martial artists. Kancho will be assisted by his second son, Kanazawa Daizo Sensei, 5th Dan.

DETAILS

When

9th July 2010 (4pm – 6pm) / 10th July 2010 (10am – 12pm)

Where

MBJBT Multipurpose Hall Skudai, Johor Bahru

Instructors

Kanazawa Hirokazu Kancho, 10th Dan & Kanazawa Daizo Sensei, 5th Dan

Price (At the door)

RM150.00 / S$70.00 (2 Days) — RM80.00 / S$40.00 (1 Day)

KOTA KINABALU KARATE OPEN 2010… Day 1

Finally got the time to post a report on our trip to Sabah for the Kota Kinabalu Karate Open Championship 2010….

BKI airportMy AirAsia flight from Senai International Airport (JHB) in Johor Bahru my late…. not much… 20 minutes I think… but late enough for me to take notice. But by some miracle…  it was a also 20 minutes early getting into Kota Kinabalu International Airport (BKI) arriving just before 12 noon. Kudos to AirAsia. The flight was uneventful… just the way I like it… to much “events” on a flight gives me high blood…. On arrival to at BKI I was met by tournament supremo Loh Beng Hooi  Sensei of Kobe Osaka Sabah.

At around 3pm, Fairuz Sensei (FS) of KSKA Sabah came to pick me up for a training session at his dojo in Sembulan on the outskirts of Kota Kinabalu (KK) about 40 of his students were there, led by Benson Sensei (BS), were gearing up for the training. As the team (who by the way arrived 1 day earlier) were on the river safari, they were unable to attend the first training session. FS had me take over the class for the day, and I decided to focus on kime waza for that session. The two main techniques focused were gyaku-tzuki and kizami-tzuki. being two of the most used waza in the karate arsenal, I believe that it is important, especially for the beginner and those preparing for black belt, to really understand the fundamentals that make up these two waza.

I started out with a slow execution of gyaku-tzuki. Attention is paid in keeping the dachi in place and on hip rotation and the hanmi.  I had the students do gyaku-tzuki in 2 counts (i) the tzuki itself & (ii) the pulling back of the hand. By executing this waza slow-mo revealed a lot about the fundamentals in which these kids were training in. The majority of the kids were trained in sports styled dojos before migrating to FS’s dojo, so a lot of them had to be tweaked in their kihon and had to be told to forget about jiyu kumite. The recipe I gave them was :

KIHON –> KATA –> KUMITE

not

KUMITE –> KATA –> KIHON

So I had them focus on what good karate is made of, sound fundamentals of the kihon. First i had them do 30 gyaku-tzukis slo-mo on each side. Second, i had them add a little more speed (50% I said… as if they could be measured by the human eye :p), 30 on each side, and last I had them do it with full power, 30 on each side, kiai on every count. Lo and behold, I had them do close to 200 gyaku-tzukis without realizing it. Along the way, there I pointed out various minute adjustments that each kid had to do. The beginners had to deal with the whole concept of gyaku-tzuki itself, punching from the of the opposite side of the front leg, while the more advanced belts had to deal with the hip rotation and also the pulling back of the hand (hanmi).

The same principles were applied when we practised kizami-tzuki, focusing on correct kihon.

This is all the time I have to write for now, but I will make a conscious effort to post a full report sometime soon. More photos will be posted soon, especially on my FaceBook page. So keep a look-out on this space.

Yoroshiku 🙂

Azlimmi


2nd Funakoshi O’Sensei Memorial Geiko

The 2nd edition of the Funakoshi O’Sensei Memorial Geiko will be held at the ShotoCentre and the Horizon Hills Golf & Country Club in Johor Bahru from the 12th to the 14th of March 2010. This year Mustaffar Kamal b. Mahmuddin Sensei of Kanazawa-ryu Johor will be joining us as the guest instructor on the 13th of March. We hope all members and martial arts enthusiasts will come and support this event.

Kyu grading will be held for qualified members on the evening of the 13th at the Shotocentre.

Please call Azlimmi Sensei at +60105272831 for further information.