AMERICAN BUDO CONSORTIUM
Beyond the Mastery of technique or self defense, there is a deeper value to Traditional Martial Arts that infiltrates the students way of life.
The American Budo Consortium was established to transcend martial arts styles, in order to learn from each other as we seek the life & values of Budo.
* Guest instructors are invited to special sessions to share their knowledge.
* Special trips are organized to visit various masters throughout the world.
* Meetings are held periodically to discuss a variety of Budo topics.
* Mumon Karate
* Genbu-Kai Karate
* Washin-Ryu Karate
* Kawanabe Karatedo
* Traditional Karate-do Association
BLACK BELT CLINICS
APRIL 20 & 21, 2018
Touch the elements of Japanese Traditional Budo Karate, and broaden your Martial Arts experience.
ABC in association with Mumon Karate is pleased to offer an oportunity to train in the art of Kawanabe Karatedo.
Elijio Curiel began his karate training in 1973 in Tucson, AZ under Sensei Clyde Kakimoto's Shotokan dojo. After earning a brown belt sensei Curiel traveled to Atsugi Japan to train under Kawanabe Sensei. After months of intense training Sensei Curiel returned home as a shodan.
Curiel Sensei continued to make frequent trips to Japan to study Kawanabe Budo Karate based in Hachiriki and Hachiken principles.
Curiel Sensei currently holds an 8th dan in Kawanabe Karatedo, and is the highest ranking student in Kawanabe's global organization.
Koto Kawanabe is a direct student of Gichin Funakoshi. In the mid-1950's he was captain of the Waseda University Karate team. During this time he was introduced and later influenced by Hoken Inoue, nephew of Ueshiba Morihei. Kanawabe Sensei also trained with Tadao Okuyama, who created his version of Hachiriki (8 powers) using a ken. Hachiriki principles date back to the history of Kojiki, the Japan history book published in the year 712.
For further information on Masters Kawanabe, Curiel, Kawanabe Karatedo, & Hachiriki click here.
Mastery clinic schedule for black belts**
* Sen no Sen definition. Difference from Mae Te
* Quick movement to opponent in a solid & linear way.
* Use of hips, knees, & gliding feet.
* Targeting opponents vital points.
* Breath with the movements.
* Circular movement after reaching opponent.
* Irimi and tai sabaki.
** Students attending all 5 hours of training will receive a Certificate of Completion
signed by Sensei Curiel.
BI-MONTHLY ADVANCED PRACTICE
DAN RANKS ONLY
Offered by A B C
These classes offer opportunities to get advice from true traditional instructors to facilitate your pursuit of advanced rank.
Training is held bi-monthly where advanced & guest instructors provide detailed instruction & advice to black belts of any style or organization.
Each session is approximately 2 hours and is $25 per session .
When one becomes truly advanced, the style matters less than ones ability to demonstrate their mastery.
Mt. Lebanon Recreational Center
900 Cedar Blvd.
above the ice rink
Pgh. PA 15228
Mar. 10 *11am-1pm
Mar. 24 *11am-1pm
Apr. 20 *7 pm-9pm . Kawanabe Karatedo Clinic
Apr. 21 *10am-1pm - Kawanabe Karatedo Clinic
May 5 *11am-1pm
May 19 *11am-1pm
Jun. 2 *11am-2pm - Dan test ,Spring Festival & lunch
*Please Contact us at the email address in upper right corner
at least 2 days before attending class.