The style of Karate known as Shitoryu is one of the four major styles in
the world. The two most well known areas associated
with Karate in Okinawa were Naha and Shuri. In the
late 19th century the most famous grandmaster in
Shuri was Itosu and in Naha the grandmaster was Higaonna. Kenwa
Mabuni was a student of both grandmasters, and
out of respect for his teachers named his style
of Karate "Shito ryu".
Mabuni was born on the island of Okinawa in
1889. Mabuni was a descendent of the Okinawan warrior
class whose ancestors served the Okinawan lords
for hundreds of years.
At the age of 13, he began his martial arts instruction
Itosu in the village of Shuri. He also began
to study Naha-te under Kanryo
Higaonna, who was introduced to him by a childhood
Chojun. These men, Itosu and Higaonna, were
the highest authorities of karate at that time,
and were the founders of two schools of Okinawan
Karate, Shorin-Ryu and Shorei-Ryu. Both these instructors
passed away when Mabuni was in his late 20's. More...
...The purpose of
Shitokai.com and Shitoryu Karate Do Cyber Academy
is to provide information to the traditional Shitoryu
karate Do community. The website was developed so
that people of like minds across the world could
meet and discuss our common interest and passion.
Shitoryu Karate Do Cyber Academy, affiliated with World
Shitoryu Karate Do Federation (WSKF), Japan
Shitokai Karate do Federation(JKF), Asia
Pacific Shitoryu Karate do Federation (APSKF), All
Iran Karate Do Federation(IKF) , World Karate Federation (WKF), Panamerican Karate Federation (PKF), Iran
Shitokai Karate Do Association, National Karate Association of Canada, NKA,and Karate Ontario.
Tanzadeh will use his best efforts to introduce
and describe the details of Shitokai throughout