Okinawa Te 沖縄手
Okinawa te - "Okinawa hand" style of Ancient Okinawa Karate arose in the 16th century.
The "Sindo Ryu" - "way of truth" school the most secretive and by far the most violent Karate society was the highest achievement of this Karate style.
bouts are full contact. Protective equipment is not used. There are
neither fight rules nor weight classes. The only forbidden blows are
ones to the eyes. Sindo-Ryu created as a martial
art for the unarmed fighter against the Samurai armed with a sword and
is based on two fundamental principles - Ikken hissatsu - (to kill with one blow) - and Metsuke Sutemi (cold-blooded decisiveness to fight to the end). »» »»
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Sensei Valeriy Maistrovoy (8th
Dan in Okinawa Te and Kobudo) and Takayoshi Nagamine (10th Dan in Okinawa Te and Kobudo). Workshop in Honbu dojo Russian Okinawa karate kobudo Federation, Moscow
has always been famous for its individuals who like to live life to its
limits. It therefor goes without saying that if it's a question of
Karate, then it must be full-contact, without protective equipment or
The Moscow "Sindo Ryu" school, spreading and
advancing the Okinawa Te style, is led by Sensei Valeriy Maistrovoy (8th
Dan in Okinawa Te and Kobudo). He is also President of the
International Federation of Okinawa Karate in Russia, member of the
Counsel of Directors of the World-wide Okinawa Te Federation and Head
Instructor for the European region.
Sensei Valeriy Maistrovoy,a legend in the world of karate, student of Meitoki Yagi
(10th Dan), Takayoshi Nagamine, (10th Dan), Eihachi Ota (9th Dan),
Hanashiro Naito (6th Dan) is the only Russian to have been offered a
seat on the Board of Directors of the Japanese Federation.
stubbornly avoids any contact with the karateka circle in Moscow and
does absolutely no advertising whatsoever for his own school "Shorin
Ryu". »» »»
words Sindo Ryu are made up of three Japanese characters: ru - school,
do - way, sindo - truth and signify the most violent school of old
Okinawa karate, belonging to the Hanashiro family tradition.
the Sindo Ryu school the ability to avoid letting any situation lead to
conflict or make the adversary back down without a fight is highly
considered. It is indeed in this that lies the essence of traditional
martial arts. To have the real possibility to escape from the
adversary, superior in number and armed, without feeling the need to
test their strength and by any means. »» »»
Kata is the system of fighting motions which includes all main technical action and movements existing within the style.
The person performing Kata leads a meditative combat against several
adversaries, attacking at the same time, of different sizes and having
different styles and techniques with regard to the use of blows and
Kata reconstitutes the condition of a real fight, and has a
direct effect on one's subconscious. As a result it produces an
automatism of movements and reflexes. »» »»
"Hagakure" (Hidden in the leaves)
Bushi do - Way of the Warrior - the Code of Honor is made up of several volumes. The main book of Bushi do is "Hagakure" (Hidden in the leaves) which was written by Yamamoto Tsunatomo in 1716 and become the Bible of Bushi do.
"I need to move, however slowly, like a worm, but I must always move only forward.
Train yourself, never think of rest. You can do anything
when you work with ardor. Any opponent, that you take on, you must
treat being as strong as ten men.
If it turns out that vengeance is required, act without
wasting time, even if it will cost you your life. You can loose your
life, but your honor - never." »» »»
interregional Federation of Okinawa Karate Russia is registered with
the Minister of Justice of Russia Federation (No. 45-48) in accordance
with federal laws on public associations and has the exclusive right to
the name, the use of the emblems and any and all activities having to
do with the development of traditional Okinawa Karate anywhere on
The headquarters of the Worldwide
Federation is located in Naha, (Okinawa, Japan) and that of the
European Region in Moscow. The central club of the Federation serves as
an international club of martial arts - Sindo (opened in Moscow in
December 1989). »» »»
was in 1936 in the city of Naha at a conference for the representatives
of different styles and schools of Ancient Okinawa karate that the
decision was taken to found the Okinawa Te Federation.
Be that as it
may they were very decided not to create one sole Okinawa Te karate
style school but rather unite all the existing style and schools of
classical Ancient Okinawa Karate.
It was at this moment that began the
modern history of Okinawa Te-a thousand year-old martial art
incorporating the very best from two of the greatest branches of
martial arts of all time. »» »»
the Medieval the inhabitants of Okinawa lacking the possibility to
possess any sort of weapon, started using tools and equipment destined
for everyday use (mainly agricultural in their skirmishes with the
Thus, within a few hundred years the kobudo style - (fighting
with weapons) arose and become an integral part of traditional karate.
Its effectiveness was called upon by its creators when, unarmed, they
had to fight Samurai, which on average could make four movements with
their swords in a single second. »» »»