Okinawa Karate Federation Europe
The 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. Sindo
Ryu is one of the few modern karate schools in which the most important
aspect is considered to be not technique but rather philosophy.
most important principles of the school are:
"Ikken Hissatsu" (to kill with one blow)
(cold-blooded decisiveness to fight to the end).
The main components of
the training are: the practice of Kata, work on different apparatus
(Makiwara, the punching bag, and other devices) and Kumite (like semi
or full-contact bouts).
The school is presently led by Sensei Valeriy Maistrovoy, 8th dan. Furthermore, this style of Karate
is practiced in the U.S.A., Denmark, Switzerland, Slovakia, Latvia, Azerbaijan and in Russia.
In 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.
Although in the Sindo
Ryu school within one year you can learn how to effectively protect
yourself, the full training program lasts 12 years, which includes 8
years of karate and 4 years of kobudo. The idea being ,that by the
beginning of the practice of Kobudo the Karate disciple should have
mastered all Karate techniques. Which is why the holder of a First Dan
belt is regarded as being equal to the holder of a Forth Dan belt in
any other type of karate. This is the same with regard to Karate
students: a 5th Ku (blue belt) in a Sindo Ryu is equal to a 2nd Ku
(brown belt) in other schools.
The given statement is not
just words. It has become a tradition for the participation of students
in different competitions where the use of full contact is foreseen. It
is a question of international tournaments for hand-to-hand fighting,
Karate, Muai-Thai, Ju Jitsu, and other martial arts. Despite this
biased relation towards students of the Sindo Ryu school, who are
treated like outsiders, and the non-objectivity of judges, there have
never gone without taking prize-winning places.
Okinawa Karate Federation Europe
Sensei Valeriy Maistrovoy 8th dan Okinawa karate and kobudo and instructors Moscow Sindo ryu school.
The Okinawa Karate Federation Europe is registered with
the Minister of Justice (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 Fribourg, Switzerland. The central club of the Federation serves as
an international club of martial arts - Sindo (opened in Moscow in
The President of The Okinawa Karate Federation Europe is Valeriy Maistrovoy (8th Dan
Okinawa te and Kobudo).
Switzerland, Fribourg, 1700 Bd Perolles 7.
phone +41 26 321 43 26
Fax.: +41 26 321 43 31
can receive information about overseas sections of the Federation from
the Fribourg (Switzerland) Headquarters of the Okinawa Karate Kobudo Federation.