“The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants”
Ginchin Funakoshi FATHER OF MODERN KARATE
RYU BUJUTSU FOUNDER
7TH DEGREE BLACK BELT
OUR KARATE CHANGES LIVES
Develop the tools you need to achieve your goals and win at life.
SKILL TO DEFEND YOURSELF
PHYSICAL & MENTAL FITNESS
HIGH ENERGY LEVELS
People that develop these aspects of their life:
Set high standards for their lives
Believe they can
Have the drive to start things
Possess the character to say “No,” at the right time
Have the confidence to stand up for what they believe in
Overcome fears that can debilitate others
Persevere in the face of adversity
Stay calm in difficult situations
Have the confidence to say “Yes,” to the right opportunities
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right”
FOUNDER OF THE FORD MOTOR COMPANY
RYU BUJUTSU KARATE DO
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
ABOUT CHOKI MOTOBU
Motobu is not a direct lineage to Ryu Bujutsu but his philosophy and pragmatic approach has influenced the development of RBK.
Choki Motobu Bushi, the father of our Chosei Motobu Soke, was a legend and pioneer who changed the martial art landscape in Japan forever by defeating a heavyweight boxer, Jaan (John) Kentel in Kyoto (1922).
Seeing his 52y opponent, the heavyweight boxer engaged in some disrespectful trash talk about the small old man. Round 1 was uneventful with mostly parrying and passing. In Round 2, it was down to business. Choki Motobu executed KO with a closed fist strike to Jaan Kentel's temple. Kentel went down and had to be immediately rushed to the hospital.
Back then, karate was very different from that of today. It was a highly respected and feared combat art. After this event, once the news spread, the entire country stopped and took note.
And here we are nearly 100 years later. Combat Art should be effective for all, not just the athletic and the young.