Inyo Ryu Kenpo Karate Jyutsu Do

 
 
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The Martial Art

Inyo – Ryu – Kenpo – Karate – Jyutsu - Do, is a unique style of Martial Arts based on the balance of the human spirit, mind, and body. The Art is based on a concept of harmonic movement, and a special combination of slow and fast movements designed to immobilize an attack. The Art was created by Mr. Seiji Hirayama of Kyoto (1921-2002) and is rooted back to Tibetan “Taikyokuken”. Mr. Hirayama’s unique style is based on natural law, with the main purpose of balancing spirit, mind, body, and emotion to guide the practitioner to live in harmony with oneself and others.

 
 
 

Schedule

Tuesdays | Multipurpose Room

  • Kids: 4:30pm
  • Adults: 6:00pm

Thursdays | Multipurpose Room

  • Adults 5:00pm
 
 

Goals

The Ministry’s Goal is to provide peaceful Martial Arts Teaching based on: Grace, Confidence, Discipline, Adaptability, Simplicity, Awareness, Respect, and Humility. The Training is designed to promote the personal growth of each student spiritually, mentally, physically, and emotionally. It is intended to build a strong foundation that is essential to the student’s progress in the Art and his or her Life’s Journey.

 
 
 
 
 

The Art is based on a concept of harmonic movement

 
 
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History

Most forms of Karate were developed on Okinawa, a group of islands neighboring China to the south of Japan. However, the founder of Inyo-Ryu-Kenpo-Karate-Jyutsu-Do, Mr. Seiji Hirayama {1921-2002}, was schooled in the Art of “Taikyokuken”, which was rooted back to Tibet, under the guidance of his teacher, Mr. Ishiguro Tetsujin. The initial 10-year training period {1939-1949} was interrupted by World War II, in which Mr. Hirayama served. During his time in the War, he exchanged knowledge with several other teachers in different disciplines of the Martial Arts such as Okinawan-Karate, Chinese Kenpo, etc

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Mr. Seiji Hirayama

1921-2002

After the war, Mr. Hirayama decided the time was right to found his own unique style of KARATE to share with the world. From 1949 to 1963, he worked on creating his new Art, where much of his time was spent in the Kyoto Mountains. He retained the traditional Chinese techniques designed for self-defense and survival, using a minimum of strength, and altering the basic principles to adapt to a world in which the Okinawan forms of KARATE became predominant.

Mr. Hirayama’s unique style, “Inyo-Ryu-Kenpo-Karate-Jyutsu-Do”, is based on natural law, with the main purpose of balancing spirit, mind, body and emotion to guide the practitioner to live in harmony with oneself and others. Karate is not a religion, nor does it conflict with any religious beliefs. It is a way of life that encompasses not only the Art of Self-Defense but also the practical skill of Self-Control. Anyone, man, woman, or child—who seriously applies himself or herself to the study of this Art will benefit in all aspects of life. The new style proved to be very successful in Japan, with students winning various championships and founding schools in major cities in Japan and around the world.

Today the current leader of the Art, or Soke, is Mr. Hiroyuki Inagaki. He is the son of the grandmaster, and succeeded him upon his passing in 2002. He has been training in the Art since his childhood, and is very active in his community and in overseeing the other schools around the world. 

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Mr. Hiroyuki Inagaki

The Current Leader of the Art

One of these practitioners, Mr. Kazunari Hiura, Shihan, (9th Dan) (1946-2008) introduced the Art to Germany in 1974. With the help of his senior student, he established the First Karate Club (Inyo-Ryu Karate Erkrath e. V.) in 1976. He later established Inyo-Ryu Karate Düsseldorf e. V., and then in 1984, he established the Kobudo – Group in Düsseldorf, both of which are still in existence today.

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Mr. Kazunari Hiura

9th Dan, 1946-2008

 
 
 
 

The Art was created by Mr. Seiji Hirayama of Kyoto and is rooted back to Tibetan “Taikyokuken”

 
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