Shudokan Master Class 2021
SEVEN WEEK INTENSIVE COURSE
“Inner techniques begin with ordinary techniques.
Ordinary techniques end as inner techniques.
In the beginning there are no inner techniques, in the end there are inner techniques.
The path to the inner techniques leads exclusively through one's own disciplined training."
During his training time with Itosu Sensei, Toyama Sensei learned much more than kata. In his books he has described that he accompanied Itosu Sensei for years like a shadow and was also introduced by him to the inner knowledge of some techniques. In his books Toyama Sensei described the following seven "secret techniques".
- Fukushiki Kokyu Hō / Double Breathing Method
- Shishi no Hō / The Technique of the Lion
- Tora no Hō / The Technique of the Tiger
- Aku Ryoku Hō / Methods of Grip Strength
- Tangan Hō / Methods for Training the Eyes
- Kuma no Te / Bear Claw
- Sankaku Tobi / Triangle Jump
Toyama Sensei did not like the term "secret techniques". He used the expressions "innermost techniques" or “deepest techniques”. Toyama Sensei emphasized that nothing is secret and that anyone who practices seriously can learn and experience the inner techniques of karate.
In the fall of 2021, I will explain the inner techniques and introduce you to different training methods in seven training sessions. The training sessions will begin on Sunday, September 19, and will take place at two-week intervals.
I have decided on the interval of two weeks deliberately. You should intensively work with the techniques between the trainings and make your own personal experiences with them. Only through intensive study can you discover the treasure and knowledge of the techniques.
Accompanying the Master Class Training you will get from me:
- The book OKUGI with the translation of the instructions of Toyama Sensei and a collection and description of the training methods compiled by me.
- Selected video clips of the training methods.
My goal is to pass on the knowledge of these techniques and also to encourage and motivate you to find your "secrets" in other techniques as well. It is therefore a matter of concern to me to be available to you in addition to the seven trainings also for a personal conversation via ZOOM.
The number of participants is limited, especially because of the personal accompaniment of the training sessions. Therefore, you should register as soon as possible.
I look forward to meeting you at our first online meeting on September 19.
Training days and times
- September 19, 2021
- October 3, 2021
- October 17, 2021
- October 31, 2021
- November 14, 2021
- November 28, 2021
- December 12, 2021
The training starts at 18:00 CET. This corresponds to 09:00 am in Seattle, 11:00 am in Mexico City and 12:00 am in New York City. I have given the times only for some selected cities. If you want to know the training time for your city, feel free to email me.
Language of instruction
English and German
Duration of the sessions
Approx. 1- 1 ½ hours
Costs for the training incl. teaching materials
88 Euro (approx. 107 US Dollar)