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Karate History

The word "Karate" has been know since the 1920's; however the roots of the art extend back well over a thousand years and possibly to the 5th century B.C. According to legend, a Buddhist monk named Bodhi Dharma took unarmed combat techniques, practiced in India, with him to China. There he developed a system of physical training based on yoga breathing methods and a Chinese unarmed fighting method called "Kempo". China's advanced knowledge of acupuncture improved the kempo techniques by making use of weak points in the human body. In 628 A.D. a 12 chapter book appeared which was a curriculum for physical fitness (massage therapy) but did not discuss fighting techniques. The author of this book claimed to be a student of Dharma. This is the legend of the beginnings of Karate but can not be taken as factual history. In truth little is know about the early development of Karate until the 17th century in Okinawa.

It was on the Island of Okinawa, the traditional point of contact between the Chinese and the Japanese cultures, Where combat techniques developed and self-development aspects were introduced. Over a long period of time a combative art, known as Tang Hand or Tang Te, developed from a blend of kempo and Te (hand) which was a form of fighting used by the local people.

During the Japanese occupation of Okinawa (1609-1868), the use of weapons was prohibited, which forced the people to fight with their bare hands. Some Karate techniques are difficult to explain today since they were originally used against weapons. Over a period of some 300 years different forms of Tang Te evolved in various areas of the island. In 1902 the Okinawa government introduced Karate into the secondary school system. Itosu was the first instructor; Gichin Funakoshi was also an instructor of this program. It was at this time that a systematized and methodological approach to learning this combative art developed which later became popular among the public.

GICHIN FUNAKOSHI was born in 1868 and first studies his Karate techniques which Shuri-te and Shorin masters Anko Itosu and Yasutsune Azato. Funakoshi practiced callgraphy and published his work under his pen name "Shoto-. The school where he taught Karate became known as the Shotokan (Shoto's school). Later Ilk students and many outsiders acknowledge hi, style of teaching as Shotokan Ryu; Funakoshi did not refer to his methodology as such.

In 1917. Funakoshi was invited to give demonstrations in Japan and the Japanese were so impressed that, in the early 1920's, Karate was introduced into the Japanese elementary school system and given its currently accepted name who introduced Karate-Do to Japan in 1921, said that "The essence of Karate-Do-Do is the art of being non-voilence Karate. As Karate became more popular, many other Okinawa experts came to give instruction in other systems which, although different from each other, were based on the same common principles. For a short time, at the end of World War II, the teaching of martial arts was outlawed by the American forces, but the ban was soon lifted.

Many western service men in Japan during and after the war studies Karate and spread it to Europe and the America's. An increasing number of Japanese instructors also moved overseas. During the late 1950's and the 1960's this process accelerated and by the 70's Karate was practiced extensively throughout the world. Unfortunately, this accelerated process resulted in many instructors without the knowledge required to fully understand the martial arts of Karate-Do. These instructors created many splinter groups and "Home-made" system (Styles).

Master Gichin Funakoshi also had a set of rules for Karate students of his Dojo which are still followed today. He called these rules the Niju Kun:

  • Karate is not only dojo training.
  • Don't forget that Karate begins with a bow and ends with a bow.
  • In Karate, never attack first.
  • One who practices Karate must follow the way of justice.
  • First you must know yourself. Then you can know others.
  • Spiritual development is paramount; technical skills are merely means to the end.
  • You must release your mind. 8) Misfortunes comes out of laziness.
  • Karate is a lifelong training.
  • Put Karate into everything you do.
  • Karate is like hot water. If you do not give heat constantly it will again become cold.
  • Do not think you have to win. Think that you do not have to lose.
  • Victory depends on your ability to tell vulnerable points from invulnerable ones.
  • Move according to your opponent.
  • Consider your opponent's hands and legs as you would sharp swords.
  • When you leave home, think that millions of opponents are waiting for you.
  • Ready position for beginners and natural position for advanced students.
  • Kata is one thing. Engaging in a real light is another.
  • Do not forget:
    (a) strength and weakness of power.
    (b) expansion and contraction of the body.
    (c) slowness and speed of techniques.
  • Devise at all times.

One of Funakoshi's main beliefs was that Karate was to be used as self-defense only. Even on Funakoshi's grave the words "Karate iii sente nashi." or "There is no first attack in Karate." are engraved

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    Associates : Shotokan Karate, Wing-Chun Kung-Fu, Kobudo, Sqay Association of Maharashtra (Sports Martial Arts), Kick- Boxing & Fitness Society.


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    Sensei Zeny Khambatta

    Founder and President of Dynamic Martial Arts & Sports Federation

    Sensei Zeny Khambatta is the Founder and President of Dynamic Martial Arts & Sports Federation. Having attained a 4th degree black belt in Shotokan Karate and a 4th degree Black Belt in Kung-Fu, He also possesses a certificate course as an American Council Exercises for Personal Trainer. His added Knowledge in Kobudo -Art of weaponry has given him an ideal pulpit to train thousands of students. In his brief history he has trained several men and women both at an Amateur and Professional level. These trained men and women also includes the Film industries. National Anti-Corruption & Crime Preventive Council, Pilots, Air-Hostess, Convent Schools, Business and the Elite class as well. Mastery in both Fitness and Martial Arts has been his obsessive endure: to this he has an excellent team of professionals. counselors, and dieticians at our disposal. Sensei Zenv Khambatta has been very result oriented in all his approach, this has been seen in the very fact that many of his students have been winning championship at inter dojo and all India level.

    • Became 1st Degree Black Belt of Sho Shin Kan Karate in 1991 and attended the 4 days seminars at Kerala conducted By Shihan M.A. Rawof.
    • Became 2nd Degree Black Belt of Sho Shin Kan Karate in 1994 and attended the 6 days seminars at Chennai conducted By Shihan M.A. Rawof,
    • Became a 3rd Degree Black Belt of Japan Shotokan - Ryu Karate — do Narumikai Federation in 2007 by ShilianJugoTornaya and attended 2 days seminars at Mumbai.
    • Became a 4th Degree Black of Japan Karate - do international in 2010 By Yasuyoshi Saito and attended 2 days seminars at Mumbai.
    • 4th Degree Black Belt in Kung - Fu.
    • 1st Degree Black Belt of Sqay Martial Arts and attended 2 days seminars at SAI Mumbai.
    • Certified Trainer - Personal Training & Fitness.
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    26 years' Experience. In last 2 years, we conducted several schools and private coaching.

    Organize Experience :
    Every year we organize the 2 one day camp, one Annual camp including Adventure camp. 4 Tournaments (Inter, District, State level & National Level) which was a great successful Event.
    19th February 2012 we organized Chattrapati Shivaji Memorial Trophy State Level Karate Championship.
    29th April 2012 We Organize the World Cleaning Movement Foundation in cooperation of NGO at Santa Cruz to Juhu Beach.
    2nd & 3rd October 2014 invited Japan Grand Master Shihan Tadashi Ishikawa of 10th International Karate Training Camp at Goregaon Sports Club.

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    • All India Sho Shin Kan Karate: 1994
    • 2nd Runner —Up - Black Belt Open of Kata
    • Bombay District Level — 1994
    • Silver Medal of weapon Kata.
    • All India Karate at Amrtisar ( Punjab) — 2002
    • Bronze in Open
    • Kumite Gold in Kumite
    • Gold in Kata.
    • AU Maharashtra Karate — 2003
    • Bronze in Team Kumite.
    • As a Chief Guest — 2009
    • Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan As a Chief Guest — 2009 Ryan International Group of Institutions.
    • Bronze Kata International Karate Tournament at Malaysia - 2014
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