Congratulations to our MD, John Whelan, who won Gold at the 2014 Koshiki Karatedo Full Contact World Cup Senior over 40 years of age category which was held June 21st and 22nd in London, Ontario, Canada. John went as part of the British team and Natta helped sponsor the British Team tracksuits.
Koshiki karatedo has its roots in the bogu kumite (sparring practice making use of kendo armour) developed by Kaiso Masayoshi Kori Hisataka (10th Dan Karatedo, 6th Dan Judo), the founder of Shorinjiryu Kenkokan Karatedo, and the traditional competition system employed in this style.
Hanshi Masayuki Kukan Hisataka (9th Dan Karatedo, 5th Dan Judo), building on his father’s knowledge and experience, consequently adopted a scientific approach to the development of a superior form of protection scientifically suited to meet karatedo’s needs. He also drew upon the knowledge he had acquired from studying the protective equipment used in Western sports such as football, hockey, boxing, and fencing when teaching karatedo in the U.S and Canada during the 1960s and 1970s. While living in America Hanshi Masayuki Kukan Hisataka trained the legendary Bruce Lee.
Koshiki Karatedo is a controlled contact competition and training system that allows you to truly test your Karate techniques through the use of Supersafe protective equipment and bare knuckles.
Koshiki Karatedo is not limited to any particular school or style of karatedo, and has been designed to permit practitioners of all martial arts to test their skills against one another under conditions of safety, fairness, and impartiality.