|The History of Renbukai Karate-do|
|The first Renbukai School was the Kanbukan Dojo. The Kanbukan was constructed
in 1945 at Kudanshita, a district of Tokyo. The founder of this legendary
Dojo was a Korean Karate Master Geka Yung. Master Yung had studied Tomari
Te under the tutelage of Shihan Kangen Toyama.
After World War II, Master Yung opened the Kanbukan Dojo to give all the young Korean people living in Japan an opportunity to study Karate-do. This new Dojo attracted many people to its doors, including several Martial Art Masters of note. It is recorded that men such as Kyokushinkai founder Mr. Oyama and Kenkyukai founder Mr. Kinjyo taught and trained there, among others.
When the United States occupied Japan, the government came under control of the GHQ (General Headquarters). The GHQ promptly placed a ban on the practice of most Martial Arts. Due to it is newness and designation as a Do (or Martial Way), Karate-Do escaped this ban. Other Martial Arts, such as Kendo, were not so lucky. All Kendo practitioners were forced to dispose of their weaponry and Armour. However, this misfortune for Kendo proved to be an innovation for those at the Kanbukan. Wishing to find a more realistic manner of fighting, Karate Ka at the Kanbukan saw Kendo Bogu (Armour) as the way to achieve this realism. Not only was the Kendo Armour inexpensive to purchase, it was also abundant to find. Full contact fighting in Armour was not unknown at this time. Many famous Karate Masters (Mr. Funakoshi, Mr. Mabuni and Mr. Miyagi), had researched Armour fighting. However, they ultimately had rejected using the Bogu for Karate Competitions. Instructors at the Kanbukan did not reject Bogu Kumite; they choose instead to embrace it.
Over the next few years, the Karate at the Kanbukan continued to evolve. In 1951, the Kanbukan Dojo changed its name to Renbukan. Mr. Yung moved back to Korea, at this time. The first director of the Renbukan organization (Master Norio Nakamura) was designated in Mr. Yungfs absence.
1959 saw the first All Japan Karate Tournament hosted by the Renbukan organization. It was the first open tournament of its kind and was held at Kyoritsu Kodo Kanda in Tokyo. It was also the first Karate Tournament to be broadcast on Television any where in the world.
1959 also saw The Renbukan organization establish the JKF (The All Japan Karate do Federation. In later years, the JKF would grow to unite many other styles of Karate within its organization.
|Wanted: new students.
All ages are welcome..
|Annual insurance||1050Yen for Kids ( 1500yen for above 16 teen years old.)|
|Annual events||-Rank advancement examinations. (twice a year)|
|-There are several tournaments throughout the year.|
|-Winter and Summer training camps.|
|-End of year party.|
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