Welcome to the official web site of the Okinawa Shorin Ryu Karate
Do Kyudokan Sri Lanka Branch and the first web site dedicated
to Karate-Do in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Branch of Shorin Ryu Karate do
Kyudokan was officially formed in September 2002.
Sri Lanka Representative of Shorin-Ryu Kyudokan Karate-do (Okinawa, Japan), Ryukonkai Kobudo (Okinawa, Japan) & Chen Style Tai Chi Chuan Man Lian Club (Jiangsu, China) Sensei, Indishe Senanayake (3rd Dan), has trained Karate do under, Hanshi Minoru Higa (Grand Master - Shorin-ryu Karate-do Kyudokan), Hanshi, Oscar Higa (World Technical Director - Shorin-ryu Karate-do Kyudokan) and Kobudo under Hanshi Kotaro Iha (Founder - Ryu Kyu Kobudo Ryukonkai) in Okinawa Island, Japan, 'The Birth Place of Karate do' and Tai Chi under Master Liu Yong (President - International Chen Style Tai chi Chuan Man Lian Club of China).
The Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate Do Kyudokan School, now known as the 'Higa Family Karate-do', is a traditional school renowned throughout the world because of its history, its accumulated culture and the traditions handed down over the centuries by the fore fathers of Karate in Okinawa. The Kyudokan Karate-do, was founded by Master Yuchoku Higa, one of the most well known 10th Dan Masters in the world, Known as the 'Strong Fist of Okinawa' (Yuchoku No Teji Kun) . It has roots of the ancient Shorin School, or in other words Shuri te (The hand of Shuri). This is an evolving school in the sense that, although it is an art handed down from generation to generation, it has advanced its technical content with regard to the art of movement, without losing the spirit of the original.
The element of fundamental difference with the rest of the Shorin systems, is in the work of rotation of hip, of which O'Sensei Yuchoku Higa made a deep study. Currently Hanshi, Minoru Higa (10th Dan) one of the most respectable masters in Okinawa, works as the president of Kyudokan. And Hanshi, Oscar Higa (9th Dan), who currently lives in Italy works as the World Technical Director of Kyudokan School.
Kyudokan style has established in more than twenty countries around the world including Okinawa (Japan), Italy, Argentina, Ecuador, Germany, USA, Uruguay, Sri Lanka, Czech Republic, Morocco, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, India, Romania, Spain, Poland, Philippines, Canada, Panama, Bahrain, KSA etc.
|-||The Myo Mamoru principle, namely the concept of defending and protecting (sheltering) the body;|
|-||Development of 'Ki' (internal energy) by means of systematic work of Hara (Tandem) and the principles of Yin and Yang; hard-soft, relaxed-tensed, slow-rapid ....;|
|-||The Rule of Kokyu (breathing without lungs);|
|-||The Marumi-Muchimi principle, namely circularity of movement and the conclusion of the technique at its maximum level.|
The Kyudokan School Motto - 'KYUDO MUGEN' (Study-trail is never-ending)
symbolizes the spirit of the school, that is, constancy in practice and an endless search
for perfection as a way towards growth, as an antithesis to the confining mentality.
"...The study-trail is neverending. The Karate pathway is as immensely vast, profound and bondless as the heavens that go on for ever beyond all limits".