Katabami Budokan de Costa Rica tiene el orgullo de representar a tan prestigiosa organización, hecho posible gracias el sensei
Alberto París, 3º Dan y Jefe Instructor para Costa Rica de Genbu Kai.
Genbu Kai difunde el estilo Shito Ryu de Karate, creado por el maesto Mabuni, y también las enseñanzas del maestro Shinken
Taira, en el arte del Kobudo.
KARATE DO en Genbu Kai
Genbu-kai refers to a group of professionals who are dedicated to achieving the original goals of the traditional Budo.
This is a modern interpretation of traditional Japanese "Shu, Ha, Ri" (protect, breakthrough, departure). It is
the goal of Shito-ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai, and the root of Sensei Demura's teachings.
Genbu-Kai training begins with "kihon" (basics) techniques. The training must adhere to learning correct kihon
techniques, which is the foundation of Genbu-Kai Karate-Do training ("Shu"). The next step is to practice combinations
of the kihon techniques through "kata" (form). Students then learn how to apply the kihon techniques through different
levels of "kumite" (sparring) training. The sparring training system includes "ippon kumite" (predetermined
one technique sparing), "sanbon kumite" (predetermined three techniques sparring) ("Ha"), "jyuu ippon
kumite" (free style one step sparring ) through to "jyuu kumite" (free sparring) ("Ri"). Through
this learning system, Genbu-Kai students can achieve mastery of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do.
Genbu-Kai's goal is the vision of Master Kenwa Mabuni's "Kunnshi-no-Ken," which is dedication to teachings students
personal growth achieve harmony in their lives. This is the way of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai, and it is the most fundamental
part of Sensei Fumio Demura's purpose and meaning in life.
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Currículum del sensei Fumio Demura
Director Genbu Kai Shito Ryu Karate Do International introduced Shito-Ryu Karate to the USA in 1965.
He also introduced Okinawa Kobudo: Sai, Nunchaku, Bo, Tonfa and Kama.
He started teaching in California and was introduced to the public by Black Belt Magazine making him well known in the
martial arts arena.
He started Karate demonstrations at the Japanese Village and Deer Park in Buena Park, California in 1968. The show was
such a success it became one of the top attractions in the park, making it the first professional Karate demonstration in
the world. After seven years of demonstrations the show moved to the Las Vegas Hilton. There he presented a daily show for
two consecutive years.
In 1974 he entered into the Hong Kong film industry and in 1975 he entered into the Hollywood film industry. In 1977 he
appeared in his first movie, The Island of Dr. Moreau. Many films followed such as Karate Kid I, II, III, IV where he was
the stunt double for Pat Morita's character 'Miyagi'.
He continued to be the stunt double for Pat Morita in the television series O'Hara and others for approximaely 14 years.
His movie credits also include Rising Sun, Mortal Kombat, Walker Texas Ranger and many others.
In addition to his acting career he travels throughout the world to present martial arts seminars, conduct demonstrations
and give radio interviews.
Rather than emphasizing competition. Sensei Demura emphasizes personal growth and mental discipline in his training to
help people become better human beings. Through his open mindedness he has been an example to others including: Bruce Lee,
Chuck Norris, Steven Segal, Sho Kosugi, Mike Stone, Richard Norton....and many other top world martial artists today.
Today Shihan Demura serves as director and Chief Instructor for the Shito-Ryu Genbu-Kai International. An organization
encompassing nearly twenty nations and thousands of members. He still teaches at his Santa Ana, California Dojo and most weekends
are spent giving seminars or assisting at tournaments literally throughout the world. Each February, he hosts his annual Goodwill
Championships in Costa Mesa, considered by many to be the foremost traditional tournament in southern California.
Shihan Demura is an authentic Karate Sensei. Combining the traditions of the past with modern approaches to training,
he is regarded by his students with love, trust and admiration. In his personal life as well as within the walls of the Dojo,
Shihan is a living model of what all true martial artists strive to be!
1938...September 15th Fumio Demura is born in Yokohama, Japan.
1948...Begins kendo and Karate training with Asano Sensei.
1950...Begins training in Itosu-Kai under Ryusho Sakagami Sensei.
1956...Receives his first black belt in karate.
1957...Wins first place in East Japan Championships.
1958...Beings Iaido study under Ryusho Sakagami Sensei.
1959...Begins Kobudo training with Shinken Taira Sensei.
1961...Wins All-Japan Karate Championships.
1965...Comes to America and becomes Chief Instructor/Director of Japan Karate-Do Itosu-Kai.
1965...Holds First Annual International Goodwill Tournament.
1968...Becomes Chief Director of the Olympics Karate Policy Committee.
1969.....Inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as Sensei of the Year.
1971...Holds first Annual Invitational Goodwill Karate Championships.
1975.....Inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as Martial Artist of the Year.
1986...Received Black Belt 7th Dan.
1989...Begins study of Batto-Ryu with Taizaburo Nakamura Sensei.
1999......Inducted into the Martial Arts Museum Hall of Fame.
2001......Becomes Chief Instructor/Director of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai.
2005..... He receives current 9ºDan Black Belt.
KOBUDO en Genbu-Kai
(1897 - 1970)
Shinken Taira, a master of Okinawan weaponry, was born on the small island of Kukijima by Okinawa. His family name was
"Maezato" but later in life he changed to his mother's name "Taira". He studied under Master Moden Yabuki,
the founder of "Ryukyu Kobujutsu Kenkyu-Kai which is the now Kobujutsu Research Association. Master Yabuki was the first
to open a dojo for this study.
Taira also studied with many more masters to acquire weapons knowledge and kata forms including Gichin Funakoshi and Kenwa
In the 1930's, after many years of study, he went to Japan to open his own dojo in "Ikaho, Gunma Prefecture".
In 1940, Taira returned to Naha, Okinawa to open a dojo.
The dojo name was "Ryukyu Kobujutsu Hozon Shinkokai". Here he worked to promote the ancient Okinawan martial
arts as passed down to him by the many great masters who he had studied under.
In 1960's Taira went to Yokohama and stayed in Sakagami's dojo (Genbu-Kan) where Sensei Demura studied kobudo with him.
Taira later went back to Okinawa where Sensei Demura visited him in 1962. Sensei Demura has since been a key person in bringing
the study of Okinawan weaponry to North America and it continues to be taught today in Genbukai dojos around the world.
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