This is merely a collection of all the small shiny “objects” I find that help me grow in my training.
This is the lineage I follow: International Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu Karate-Do Association. Here’s a lovely interview (and part 2) with the President, Meitatsu Yagi Sensei.
This is my home dojo: Meibukan Gojyu Karate Winnipeg
My first Sensei, Kim Marshall, was an amazing man with a giant heart – a true warrior. I miss him every time I walk out onto the floor.
Here are the quizlet flashcards I created to help me learn the language of my dojo: Meibukan Gojyu-Ryu Karate Terms
These are the all the Katas that I will eventually have to learn and links to what they look like.
Classical Katas for all belts
Classical Grading Katas
Geki Sai Ichi – To demolish or destroy one (First Basic Kata) (Yellow belt grading kata)
Geki Sai Ni – To demolish or destroy two (Orange belt grading kata)
Saifa – To rip and to tear (Green belt grading kata)
Shi So Chin – Four facing pillars, four Fighting Monks (Blue belt grading kata)
San Sei Ryu – Thirty six hands, Thirty-six movements (Brown belt grading kata)
Sesan – Thirteen movements (Black belt grading kata?)
Seienchin – Peacefulness (Black belt grading kata?) (alternative version by Meitoku Yagi)
Seipai – Eighteen movements (Black belt grading kata?) (alternative version)
Kururunfa – Holding ground (Black belt grading kata?)
Suparinpe – 108 evils of man (Black belt grading kata?)
Meibukan Grading Katas
Tenchi – Heaven and earth (Green belt grading kata) (alternative version)
Seiryu – Blue dragon (Blue belt grading kata)
Byakko – White tiger (Brown belt grading kata) (Seiryu – Byakko against one another)
Shujakku – Red phoenix/sparrow (Black belt grading kata?)
Genbu – Black turtle (Black belt grading kata?)