錬心舘

Renshinkan

錬心舘について

About us:The Authentic Shorinjiryu Renshinkan Karate-Do Sohonzan

70年近くの長きにわたる歴史と伝統を誇る
道統少林寺流錬心舘空手道

開祖(故)保勇(たもついさむ)宗家が高らかに掲げた「より健全な社会の建設は、健全な個の形成より始まる」その理念のもと、空手道を通じた健全な青少年の育成を目指し、人格の陶治、精神力の充実強化、道徳心の涵養に努め、社会に貢献する人間の人格形成に携わってきました。現在、保勇三(たもつゆうぞう)宗家のもとさらなる飛躍をつづけ、国内はもとより欧州・アメリカの地域で拳友たちが日々切磋琢磨しています。

錬心舘空手道の国際交流や支援活動、社会貢献活動などを広く展開しているのも錬心舘の特徴です。錬心舘のホームページを通して、錬心舘空手道の奥深さ、平和社会の繁栄を願う錬心舘の想いをお伝えできれば幸いです。錬心舘では、気持ちのよい汗を共に流せる仲間を随時お待ちしております。

The Authentic Shorinjiryu Renshinkan
Karate-Do has 70 years of history and tradition.

The late Tamotsu Isamu, the founder of Renshinkan, put up a fundamental principle “ The wholesome society consists of the sound body of individuals”, and aimed to build a healthy young people through pursuing the authentic Renshinkan Karate-Do.
He also engaged in various ways to help people develop their virtual personality, mentality and ethics so they can naturally get to contribute to the society.

Currently, we are working hard under the initiatives of Soke Tamotsu Yuzo, we see many students from not only Japan but also from European countries and Americas. It’s our pride to find ourselves leaping forward with our colleagues worldwide.
Through interactions and activities with peers in those foreign countries, we contribute to the healthy society of the world.
We do hope that the website can convey the depth of Renshinkan Karate as well as how we think much of the world peace and prosperity.
We are always open to anybody who want to practice and work out with us.

宗家

Introduction of Soke

錬心舘宗家紹介

十段範士称号 少林寺守清宗家 保 勇三

開祖保勇宗家の三男として創流まもない昭和32年、鹿児島市高麗町に生まれ、錬心舘の発展とともに成長された。開祖、そして二代目宗家の下で直流の習得に励み、中央支部・西陵支部・南姶良地区本部を拠点に指導実績を積み重ね、多くの優秀選手を輩出してきた。

全国大会で長年演じてきた「少林金剛杖術」は、役行者(えんのぎょうじゃ)の山伏修法を武術化したもので、火花散るその迫真の演武は、大会の華として各界から高く評価された。晩年の開祖とよく似た、悠揚迫らぬ風格の持ち主で、温和にして重厚なその人となりは、一門の新たな総帥として今後衆望を高めていくことであろう。長男の勇太郎氏は型の名手として知られ、優勝経験豊富な現役の強豪。錬心舘の誇る父子鷹である。

平成29年2月19日、総本山武学舎に於いて推戴式が行われ錬心舘一門を代表して(社)全日本少林寺流空手道連盟正木英雄会長より、道統少林寺流第三代宗家の推戴と併せて十段範士号が授与された。初代、二代を師匠として仰ぎ、先師の業績を讃え連綿と続く道統少林寺流の系譜を受け継ぐ者としての覚悟で少林寺流空手道錬心舘と共に邁進を続ける。

  • Soke
  • Tamotsu Yuzo
  • 10th Dan Master The title of Shorinji Morikiyo

In the early stages when the founder Tamotsu Isamu started Renshinkan, Yuzo was born in Kourai cho Kagoshima City in 1957 as his third son and grew up along with the development of Renshinkan. After he had been trained the legitimate line directly by the founder and Soke the second, he built up his lengthy track record of mentoring based on the Central Branch, Seiryo Branch, and Minami Aira District Headquarters and developed many excellent athletes.

The “Shorin-Kongo Joh-jutsu," which he has performed for many years at national competitions, is a martial art adaptation of the Yamabushi monk’s training method of the Ennogyouja, and his believable and powerful demonstrations were highly praised by various circles as the highlight of the tournament. He has such a presence similar to that of the founder in his later years, and his gentle and dignified personality is sure to make him a popular figure in the future as the new head of the organization. His eldest son, Yutaro, is known as a Kata master and is a strong active player with a lot of experience in winning championships. They are an excellent father and son that Renshinkan is proud of.

On February 19, 2017, the promotion ceremony was held at Bugakusha, the headquarters of Renshinkan, and Hideo Masaki, the president of All Japan Shorinjiryu Karate-do Federation presented Yuzo with the title of the 3rd Soke of the Authentic Shorinjiryu and the rank of 10th Dan Master. Honoring the achievements of the predecessors, the founder and Soke the second, whom he looks up to as his grand masters, he is dedicated to the growth of Shorinjiryu Karate-do Renshinkan with determination as a successor of the lineage of its authenticity.

開祖の指導を受ける若かりし頃の宗家の写真

錬心舘空手道の特徴

Features of Renshinkan Karate-Do

錬心舘空手道の特徴は、組手技術の完成度の高さです。

錬心舘の組手技術は、小よく大を、短よく長を、柔よく剛をの言葉を体現しています。
特に「後ろ回し蹴り」は錬心舘発祥の蹴り技であり、錬心舘の勇名とともに空手界各流派や他の格闘技に取り入れられていきました。
洗練された「半跳び足刀」「後ろ回し蹴り」「連続回し蹴り」「二段回転蹴り」「足刀くの字飛び」「螺旋手刀打ち」「逆風蹴り」など、防ぐ事のできない最終技術と言われております。
これらの技術の裏づけになっているのは正流七法と呼ばれる錬心舘の型です。

The features of Renshinkan Karate is highly completed Kumite techniques.

Like the proverb goes “ Flexibility is stronger than stiffness”, this concept is snugly fitted to the Kumite of Renshinkan.
Particularly, the round kick was originally created by Renshinkan.
This round kick has been caught on by many other Karate styles along with the fame of Renshinkan.
The sophisticated techniques such as “Han-tobi-sokutoh(half-jump and sword foot kick)”,,”Ushiro-mawashi-geri(the back round kick)”,”Renzoku-mawashi-geri(continuous round kick)”,”Nidan-kaiten-geri(double round kick)”,”Sokutoh-kunoji-geri(jumping and sword foot kick)”,”Rasen-shutoh-uchi(spiral fist attack)”,”Gyakufuh-geri(against wind and sword foot kick)”, all of which are said to be the ultimate and indefensible Waza techniques.
These technics are based on the 7 Kata of fundamental Renshinkan’s “Seiryu-shichiho”
  • 空手は型に始まり、型に終わる
  • Karate begins and ends with Kata.

Point.1 型 空手は型にはじまり型に終わる

錬心舘では、型の錬磨に重きをおいて指導します。
全ての型は仮想の敵との戦いを想定しています。
空手の基本的な技や姿勢を身につけるだけでなく、型に含まれている様々な技法の特徴と意味を正しく理解し、組手などへの実践応用に必要な空手独特の身体動作を身につけます。
型の表現する一挙一動には品位と美しさがあり、鍛錬の積み重ねにより品格(人格)まで磨かれます。
錬心舘では「半月(セーサン)の型」・「南光(アーナンクー)の型」・「汪輯(ワンシュウ)の型」・「鎮東(チントー)の型」・「五十四歩(ゴジュウシホ)の型」・「抜塞(バッサイ)の型」・「公相君(クーシャンクー)の型」の順に正流七法の修得に励みます。

Point.1 kata Karate begins and ends with Kata.

We give lessons to students putting on much focus on practicing Kata.
You must always visualize virtual enemies when you do it.
In the first stage, it’s important to acquire the basic Waza and proper postures, but at the same time, you are asked to understand the meanings and features of various technics used in Kata. Then you will achieve what’s needed in the physical movement of Karate that will naturally allow you to apply it to the phase of Kumite.
That involves the dignity and beaty in every action you perform. You will find yourself getting refined and to have accumulated technically advanced skills in due course.
In Renshinkan, there are 7 Kata what’s known as “Seiryu-Shichiho” that involves “Seisan”, ”Ananku”, “Wanshu”, “Chinto”, “Gojuh-shiho”, “Bassai”, and “Kushanku”.

Point.2 約束組手 少林寺流空手の独特の身体動作を身につける

約束組手とは攻め手と受け手に別れて、あらかじめ決められた攻撃技と受け身技を瞬時に交差して訓練します。
攻撃側は受け手側の急所へ攻撃します。受け手は当たる寸前でかわします。但しかわしながらすでに攻撃の動作に移行しています。
これらの動作を交互に繰り返し反復する事により、錬心舘空手道独特の攻防自在な動きが身についてきます。
約束組手初段には37手の基本技術、更に上級者用には返し手を加えた約束組手二段、これに短剣捌き、座法(ザホウ)など多くの約束組手があります。

Point.2 Yakusoku-Kumite Acquire the unique body movement of Shorinjiryu Karate.

Yakusoku-Kumite is performed by two contenders, one performs an attacker, other a defender.
So they practice using the pre-established attacking Waza and the defending Waza by judging instantly and do it alternatively.
This means that the attacker tries to strike home or “Kyusho” and the defender shakes it off or fends it off at the very moment just before being hit. While shaking off, the defender has already shifted into the attacking movement.
By repeating these Waza alternatively, you will be able to achieve the universal techniques and movements of the secret how Renshinkan Karate works.
There are 37 basic techniques in the Shodan or “First Dan” of the Yakusoku-Kumite. For students of higher Dan grades, they include Yakusoku-Kumite-Nidan, manipulating sword, Zahou, and all that.

  • 大会1対1の試合の写真
  • The photo of the one-to-one match.

Point.3 組手(試合) 人命尊重(安全性)と
判定の明確化を追求。
防具付き組手の雄、錬心舘

錬心舘の組手試合はスポーツの絶対条件である、安全性と勝敗の明確性を備えた防具付き組手で行います。
空手の組手試合には直接打撃の組手試合と、相手に当たる手前の瞬間に止める寸止め(スンドメ)組手がありますが、それぞれに良い点も問題点もあります。
そこで防具付の試合形式は直接打撃ではあるものの、生身で受けるダメージよりも防具によって大幅にダメージが軽減されます。
そもそも錬心舘の特技、回し蹴りなどは強力な破壊力があります。防具無しでは人命にも影響しかねません。
錬心舘は単に「空手」ではなく「空手道」を継承していくことを旨としています。生涯に亘って空手道を続けるためにも人命尊重(安全性)は欠かせません。
また、錬心舘では小中学生に組手(試合)は行わせません。
型や約束組手の練習を積みながら16歳以上になって組手の練習を始めます。
成長期にある子供たちに強い打撃を与えると、筋骨、内臓、首などに多大な悪影響を与えかねないからです。
そのような人命尊重(安全性)と判定の明確化の見地から、錬心舘では終始一貫「防具付組手」の試合制度を主張し今後も実践していきます。

Point.3 Kumite(Matches) Respect for human life and clarity of the criteria for judgment.
Renshinkan represents Kumite that uses protective gears or “Bogu”.

Kumite matches in Renshinkan place much emphasis on both ensuring the safety and clarifying the victory-or-defeat judgement. This is why we use protective gears in our Kumite matches.
There are two styles of Kumite matches in Karate, full contact and non-full contact “Sundome”. There are pros and cons, however, it’s obvious that the protective gears can absorb the shock and reduce the damage dramatically.
Renshinkan’s well-known round-kick “Mawashi-geri” has such an huge destructive power, it could affect the human life.
Renshinkan pursues and upholds the path of Karate as a goal of life, it’s more than demonstrating Karate performances.
To continue Karate-Do through one’s life, it’s indispensable to ensure the safety of ourselves.
Here at Renshinkan, we don’t let young students below 15 years old to do Kumite.
Because those who are over 16 years old can start Kumite as they have practiced various Kata and Yakusoku-Kumite sense childhood.
We know that if those younger students are hard-hit at their muscles and bones, guts, head and neck, they could receive a vital impact in their body.
That’s why we place the maximum priority on human life and from the point of making a clear and accurate judgement, Renshinkan has been consistently advocating the use of protective gears for Kumite. These are one of our major philosophy.

空手道の本質

What’s the essence of Karate-Do?

  • 1. It’s the hygiene based on the laws of governing nature.
  • 2. It organizes the human’s instinctive actions for health and self-defense.
  • 3. It derives from the antient orient martial art, which is the uniquely practical Budo characterized in the Waza of flexibility of offence or defense, or live or kill.
  • 4. It is integrated by the principles of Oriental philosophy and to manifest its philosophy in the modern times by training spiritually, physically and technically.
    It can lead us to day to day healthy life. We understand and implement these essence as precepts for living.
  • 5. It is the oldest and the first Budo in human history.