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What We Do

The Tokyo Branch of the Mushinkan concentrates its studies on the

classical kata of karatedo, mainly from the Naha-te tradition, as a method of practical self-defense. The core kata of our group is as follows:

1. Sanchin
2. Seisan
3. Sanseiru
4. Suparinpei
5. Naifanchi
6. Tensho

Although the above kata form the basic core of our training, we also study the following kata:

7. Saifa
8. Seienchin
9. Shisochin
10. Seipai
11. Kururunfa
12. Sochin
13. Niseishi
14. Unshu

Much time is also spent on physical conditioning with and without equipment; tegumi and other drills as taught by Patrick McCarthy, and kakie (a rough and tumble form of Okinawan Push-Hands Sparring).

 

Mushinkan

The Mushinkan Dojo is located in Ishikawa Prefecture, and the students train in Okinawan and Japanese martial arts under the watchful eye of the chief instructor Uematsu Yoshiyuki.

Uematsu performs a joint lock to a student's elbow
Uematsu performs a joint lock to a student's elbow


Click here for a translation of an article on the martial arts by Uematsu Kancho, and here for an article about Uematsu Kancho.

 

MEDIA

1 Japanese monthly Karate magazine "Gekkan Karate-do", Jan. 2007, pg 104-106, 5th Aniversary of Tokyo Mushinkan.
2 Japanese monthly Karate magazine "Gekkan Karate-do", Sep. 2007, pg 84-95, 
Interview with Mr. Patrick McCarthy.
3 Japanese monthly Karate magazine "Gekkan Karate-do", Nov. 2003, pg 24-31, 
Tou'on-ryu with Mr. Kanzaki Shigekazu.
4 Japanese monthly Karate magazine "Gekkan Karate-do", Oct. 2003, pg 3-15, 
Tou'on-ryu with Mr. Kanzaki Shigekazu.
5 Japanese monthly Karate magazine "Gekkan Karate-do", Apr. 2003, pg 36-50, 
Kojo-ryu with Dr. Hayashi Shingo and pg 130, Editor's postscript.