Friday, 26 July 2013
Naha -Te -Tote "A Deadly Art"
Naha-Te-Tote ‘A Deadly Art’
Naha-Te: Are a powerful and elevated style, Emphasizing internal breathing and circular motion.
Tote: mean “Chinese Hand” was an art of self defense.It is also called simple – means ‘to’ hand –means ‘te’ in Chinese. It is known as “Chinese Fighting System” but Okinawa and the Ming Dynasty in China, it is probable that it was influenced by Chinese fighting techniques, but there are no written records giving a clear idea of the development of Tote.
Tote: was demonstrate publicly outside Okinawa in May 1922 at the first National Athletic Exhibitions, held in Tokyo under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Education. Master Gichin Funakoshi was invited to give the memorable demonstration; he was the President of the Okinawa Shobukai (Society for the promotion of Martial Arts)
In 1429, Okinawa was under king Shohashi of Chuzan, an edict was issued prohibiting the practice of the Martial Arts. It is known by the Satsuma clan also clamped down severely on this it had to be practiced in great secrecy. There was no alternative so they started practicing by “Hands”- Tote this art in Okinawa into a deadly art.
Shorei: means inspiration which refer to Naha-Te style of Okinawan city. Shorei is derived from the “Shoreiji Temple” in Southern China.Karate Ka’s Family not even know that he was practing this art, until 1905, when First Middle School adopted Karate as an official subject in physical education. It has divided in ‘2’parts.
1) Reimyo Tote, means miraculous, karate
2) Shimpi Tote means mysterious karate
In 1800’s Karate evolved into ‘3’styles.
1) Naha –Te and also the name of the city in Okinawa
2) Shuri –Te
3) Tomari –Te
Naha-Te: means a powerful and elevated style emphasizing internal breathing and circular motion.
a) Master Chojun Miyagi renamed Naha-Te as “Goju Ryu” after Years of study.
b) Master Kenwa Mabuni who studied under both Master Kanryo Higaonna (Naha-Te) and Master Anko Hosu (Shuri-Te) combined both style to form “Shito-Ryu”,(Half – Hearted)
Shuri-Te: a linear fast dynamic style. Master Gichin Funakoshi modified Shuri-Te & Tomari-Te Katas and formed his own style known as “Shotokan”.
Tomari-Te: Other styles have come into existence by combining these styles with Japanese martial arts such as Ju Juts, Amici Justus, and etc.