Friday, 25 September 2015

Theory-Philosophy of KyuShinDo Judo - NOT - Karate - Aikido or anything else.

Kyushindo was the life's work of my teacher the legendary Budo Master Kenshiro Abbe Sensei. Kyushindo can be equated with centripetal force - It is rather sad to see so many who simply have no concept of  the philosophy and application of Kyushindo, who, in their ignorance have high-jacked the name in many cases because it sounds very `Japanesy` - As a direct student of Abbe Sensei I advise that Sensei ``NEVER`` used the name Kyushindo in association with any other martial art than his beloved Judo - It was a theory/philosophy that made him the 5th dan champion of all Japan - he was one of only four people to beat the great Judoka Masahiko Kimura.
There are of course the shameless charlatans who believe that by using the name of Kyushindo will mislead others in to believing they are in some way linked by lineage to this great teacher.
KyuShinDo is a Theory / Philosophy of the application of Judo's circular movement developed by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - We now see people with dan grades in KyuShinDo - HOW CAN YOU HAVE A DAN GRADE IN A THEORY ??

Kenshiro Abbe Sensei only ever applied his theory of KyuShinDo to Judo ~ He never taught KyuShinDo Karate or Kyushindo Aikido.

It is worth noting that M Harada Sensei Shotokai Karate was invited to the UK in 1963 by Kenshiro Abbe Sensei - Harada Sensei began teaching at the Hut Dojo where I personally studied with him for some time - At no time during his years with Abbe Sensei, or after, has Harada Sensei ever referred to Kyushindo in Karate.

Henry Ellis Shihan

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