Philosophy and the beginning of the style of Shito-Ryu and founders


Shito-Ryu’s Principles for Impact Control

Ryoswi – flowing water

Teni – Change position

Coushen – contraction and expansion in the muscles

Hang ha ki – Single-legged

Raka – fallen flowers

The founders of Shito-Ryu ‘s style

Master Kenwa Mabuni

استاد کنوا مابونی

Master Mabuni, a student who does not know Kata and only practicing a fight, will never understand the true meaning of karate


Shito-Ryu is one of the most important karate styles, founded by Kenwa Mabuni 1988-1952


Shito-Ryu is composed of two systems of NahaTe and shuriTe in karate. Shito has been named from two great Okinawan masters


Word Shi is from the name of Itasuanko, great master of the ShuriTe system, and the word Te is from the name of Higuana Canario, the founder and master of the great NahaTe system


In this style,Special attention is paid to the force and speed of its entry into the center of gravity. The Shito-Ryu belts are made up of: White – Yellow – Orange – Green – Blue – Purple – Brown – Black, dan 1 to dan10.This sport was founded in Iran by Master Alireza Ehsani


Master Alireza Ehsani


The leader and founder of the Shito-Ryu Style of Iran

In 1950, he was born in Torbat-e-Hariyeh. Due to his father’s job, they immigrated to Khorasan province and he started practicing swimming, wrestling, boxing, football and basketball from the very young age

He came to Tehran in 1995 and completed high school education, at the same time; he succeeded in obtaining free style wrestling authorities

In 1969, he began to study karate with the master Farhad Varaste, the founder of Karate in Iran, and a few years later, in 1971, the “Can-Do” Factory established the first manufacturer of clothing and Accessories Martial in Iran

His karate learning career was Honorable and he succeeded in gaining national and international authority in both the Kata and the Committee

In 2003, he succeeded in obtaining the first position of the Committee and the second position of the Kata in the community-school Competition, and the following year he was promoted to the third position of the team. In 1974, won the first international tournament, and in 1956, when the European Championship (EKU) was held in Tehran, he participated in the tournament as a member of the national team of Iran and after this series of matches he received his black belt from a master Varasteh

In the same year Third Place of the Individual Committee of the Country and the third place in Asia and the Pacific won the Indonesia Championship (UKOAP)

In 1976, he won the Third World Championship at the International Championships of Japan (WUKO), and in that same year he became the second rank of the country’s individual committee

Shihān Ehsani has been organizer of several karate Federation competitions since 1354

He holds several national and international referees from the World Karate Federation of Iran, word Shito-Ryu Federation (First Class Referee) in 1993; World Karate Federation (WKF) and also of Asian Union of Karate Organizations (AUKO) in 1994

In 1986, after a series of efforts by a group of prominent Kan Zen Rio masters (Shihān Ehsani, Shihān Arsalan Khazli, Shihān Latif Nibizadeh, Shihān Alireza Soleimani), the International Karate Organization of Kan Zen Ryu was established and Shihān Ehsani was appointed to the position of head of the technical committee of this organization and he became the head of this organization in 1987

In 1991 Mr. Ehsani was appointed to the Japan Shitoka Association in Iran, and then in 1995 he received a representative from the World Shito-Ryu Karate Federation (WSKF) in Iran

In 1987, at the invitation of the Karate Federation, two Japanese master came to Iran for the removal of the technical and technical mistake of the karate instructors who were familiar with Shito-Ryu Karate, and the following year, following their research visit to Japan, the Shito-Ryu was founded in Iran and the late Hussein Jabar, a researcher and reporter of martial arts, played an important role in this field

It should also be noted that Shihān Ehsani is also the founder of the International Shito-Ryu Association in Central and West Asia, and is the chairman of the International Union of Shito-Ryu Karate Associations

Mr. Ehsani is the founder of several sports clubs in Tehran (Budkaan, Morshed, Mobarezan), as well as head coach of the national team in 1988, 1989 and 1990 in Italy, 1993 at the World Championships in Japan (WSKF) and the World Cup in 2000, World Cup Series. The national team of Iran won first place among the men of the world

Shihān Ehsani has coached many domestic and foreign teams (Japan, Russia, and Syria)

During the years 1990 to 1994, he has written several books or helped his students to write karate books

It should be noted that Mr. Ehsani has experience as a reporter and interpreter of sports journals

During the years of 1997 and 1998, with the collaborating of television; Karate training programs were prepared, in which they trained four main modes of karate (Shito-Ryu, Gujarriou, Wadoriou, Shotokan)

Shihān Ehsani has received more than 100 certificates and Appreciation from sports and non-sports organizations during his sporting activities

Also his wife, Mrs Jamileh Vafaie, is the coach of the National Women’s Karate Team

Kenwa Mabuni

Kenwa Mabuni, the founder of Shitrio Karate, was born on Nov. 14, 1889 in Okinawa Shore. He belonged to the 17th generation of one of the brave warriors of the kingdom of Ryukyu. Kenwa Mabuni was physically weak in his childhood. His family members often were narrated stories of his predecessors and heroism, and he always dreamed of being one them. . At the age of 13, Kenwa Mabuni was admitted as a student at the school, one of the famous Karate Duo masters, Master Anko Itosu, who lived in shuri. Kenwa Mabuni was trained every day, in all circumstances, even in hard storms, and eventually in the course of seven years he learned the art of karate shuri or shuriTe. When Kenwa was 20, He began to learn the art of karate Naha or NahaTe from Master Canryo Higgun Which later became the basis of these two great Okinawan karate masters, the basis of the Shito-Ryu Karate II, which was originally developed by Mabuni. After graduating from high school Mabuni served at the Okinawa Police Department and leaving the service for about 10 years. His job required him to go to different parts of the country, and during these trips he had the opportunity to learn other forms of art with local karate professors. . He also learned the old art of Ryokan Budo

The beginning of the twentieth century was a long period of expansion of karate. In 1910 karate was included as a separate lesson in the Japanese School curriculum, which meant the official recognition and acceptance of karate in Japan. But Karate still lacked a standard, coherent and regular organization. Most of the teachers paid more attention to physical training of the body, wrists, elbows, and fingers using macchiara and sandbag, during which time there was no official karate uniform like what we see today

During these years, Kenwa Mabuni began his training. Mabuni and his teacher together established a karate school to teach this martial art. On February 13, 1918, his eldest son was born. In the same year, Kenwa Mabuni introduced karate among the Japanese, and well-known masters helped him. He held meetings at his home with Gichin Funakoshi, Chojji Hanashiro, Choshin Chi Banah, Tukuda, Shimpan Shiroma, Sicho Tukumura and Huko Ishikawa for karate expansions in Japan. In addition, in 1918, he was given the honor of performing Karate in the presence of Prince Kenny and Prince Kathu at the Okinawan School. In 1924, Kenwa Mabuni was trained as karate in two schools and was proud to perform karate in the presence of Prince Tet Boo

In 1925, Mabuni and several other masters established the Okinawan Karate gym and joined his dream of establishing a permanent Karate gym. Most famous karate professors such as Joachatsu Kyuda, Chujun Miyagi, Mutwo, Chomwhanashiro, Chouwvashiro, Chowishin Qi Bana and Gugenki were coaches of the Dojo. Kenwa Mabuni and Chojun Miyagi were the regular coaches of the gym. In those days, educators focused more on physical education. When a student asked a coach to explain something to him, the instructor gave the student the opportunity to attack him to answer his question with various defensive techniques, and their training was just the constant practice of the same techniques. All the professors had different and unique techniques, but the main method of teaching them all was one, practical training. The year of 1927 was an important year for Kenwa Mabuni. He met with Jiguro Kano, the founder of modern Judo, who had come to Okinawa to establish a Judo club. Chujun Miyagi and Kenwa Mabuni have the opportunity to illustrate and explain karate techniques to the Kano. Kano saw that the Karate was a perfect fit for both defense and attack, and spoke about the necessity of expanding karate in Japan. Jiguro Kano’s remarks had a strong impact on Mabuni’s spirit that he decided to go to Osaka and dedicate himself to expanding and nationalizing karate in Japan

Since Karate was a genuine Okinawan art, Kenwa Mabuni faced a misunderstanding of Karate when he went to Osaka. There was no public gym for karate, so Mabuni tried to teach Karate at police stations and Buddhist temples

The crowds of spectators had difficulty in accepting karate; Kenwa Mabuni began his quest for karate promotion, he even practiced the “TameShivary” (breaking brick and board) to showcase the power of this martial art to the public. Sometimes karate was used in ordinary quarrels, which contradicted Karate’s ideology and damaged it. The police also tried to cope with karate, as there were cases when the police were injured during the arrest of the criminals. Despite all these problems, Kenwa Mabuni was steady in the way he chose, and his successive efforts ultimately led to the establishment of an organization called Dai Nihon Karate-II in 1931. The organization later renamed the Nihon Karate of Dui Kai and led to the emergence of modern Shitokai. Most of the members of their student organization were Kenwa Mabuni, who today forms the core of Japan’s Karate Shitouk Federation

After World War II, karate clubs opened one after another in schools and universities. They held various tournaments and were ready to host the championship in Japan. During the tough years of World War II, Mabuni devoted himself to the development of the Shito-Ryu karate and contributed greatly to the reconstruction of Japan. Unfortunately, Death did not let to him to complete the deadline for scoring his other programs, and he died on May 23, 1952

The Shituriyo Karate, which was originally designed by Kenwa Mabuni, has been adapted from the outstanding pieces of Master Itauso Shuri Karate and the Master Hay Gauvane Karate, and Shituriyo’s name is formed from the first letters of their masters. Mabuni paid much attention to kata while teaching his students in Dojo. He believed that the katah included both defensive techniques and attack techniques, which are the most important part of the karate, and knowing the meaning of each movement in the kata and its proper implementation is necessary. Kenwa Mabuni was the first to introduce the principles of Bunkai Kumite and Hokei Kumite, which showed the purpose and proper use of each kata. The final result of kata training is the use of karate techniques of combat. Continuous Kata training also helps to transfer knowledge and knowledge in Kata to the next generation. Unlike other karate styles, Shitrio Karate has many katahs

According to Mabuni’s opinion, a student who does not know Kata and only Kumait is practicing; he will never progress in karate and will never understand the meaning of Karate. The Karate School of Shitokai began its international career, and masters of style went to Asia, Latin America, the United States and Europe. In November 1990, official delegates from different countries gathered to discuss karate expansion in the world and the establishment of the Shiturio-Karate World Federation in Mexico. The same thing was discussed in Havana during the first US Shatukah karate championship, and eventually on March 19, 1993, the Tokyo-based World Shiitriocart Federation, headed by Manzo Iwata, was established and representatives from 28 countries competed in its first round


shuhari Philosophy

when we was younger, the wise elders conveyed the story of a master of the wrestling that who taught 99 technic to a student, holding a technic for himself, and eventually knockout his student by technic . This malicious story, which is a graph of the destructive thoughts of some of us, has some antidote to the master and their disciples

Tips for Master: Do not trust your students. Keep them in the dark. Do not give them independence. At any price you may undermine them (even if there is nothing left after your art after several generations). Important; keep your invincible myth

Tips for Students: Do not Trust Your Master .doubt on him and not Be honest. Doubt the correct techniques that you have learned. Masters are invincible beings. So no matter how hard you try, they will not reach them. Hold your pocket firmly

In one sentence, the master and the student should not trust each other. Remembering the memory here is not unnecessary. My master quoted the story of a martial arts expert who, whenever he felt that his senior students were technically qualified, disbanded his senior student classroom with an excuse, such as lack of regular clothes. In the city in question, that style was taught only by the same teacher, and the students had no option but to change their style or release their favorite sport. Thus, the master concealed both his technical weakness and the comfort of his future rivals (in his opinion) and always kept his place at the highest peak

shuhari is a Japanese word for explaining the progress and evolution of martial arts education

Shu can have two means of protecting and obeying (Follow). Both meanings adequately explain the relationship between a student and an educator (which should be like the relationship between parents and their children). The student must learn everything the coach gives. Must be eager to learn, and agrees with all the corrections and constructive criticisms. The instructor must take the student as the parent takes care of his or her child during growth. Take care one must be careful about the interests of the student and encourage him to make progress

Shu initially emphasizes in a solid way that the learner has a strong foundation for future training, and that all students (in the light of the differences in physical structure, age, and abilities) do the same in the same way

Ha is another word, along with two proper meanings, abandoning with a break away. Sometimes, after reaching the student to the black belt level, he is drawn in two ways. In one student, the principle of separation (and more straightforward and more by the imagination) begins to add the principles derived from the initial exercises in a new way. In a method that performs techniques, it will appear on a single one. At a deeper level, he is severely instructed by the instructor and begins to question and discover more from his personal experiences. This can occur at a time when the professor’s efforts are dismantled

With the advent of a student’s exploratory journey, he sets out endless questions that all begin with. At this point, the relationship between the mentor and the student is like the relationship between the parent and the child. The coach is a skilled master and the student may be a coach for others

Ri is a stage student who now has a high degree of black belt, is separated from the instructor and fascinated by all that they could learn from (Fluent). That does not mean that the coach and the student cannot have this relationship. In fact, the contradiction is quite natural, but now they have to have a stronger agreement than the past, more solid than the grandfather with his child who now owns a child. Hence, now the student is completely independent, he has saved his treasure and has the patience to consult his teacher and the wealth of their relationship that comes from their shared experiences. But the student is now learning and developing from his own discoveries to showcase his instructor’s teachings and his creative moves. The techniques of the student are the character

Ri also has a dual meaning. The second meaning means abandonment. Now the student is more in search of independence from the coach and the coach must leave him. It’s not a linear advance but rather like two clouds with the same center.

Thus, the basic principles remain constant, with his advancement, he begins to taste the techniques used. Likewise, the student and the coach are always together in their close relationship, knowledge, experiences, culture and common tradition. Finally, the courage should lead to the superiority of the student towards his teacher (in skill and knowledge), and this is the source of the evolution and reform of martial arts techniques

If a student never overtakes his master, at best, the progress of the art of martial art will be stagnant. If the student never reaches the level of his skills, martial arts will become corrupt. But if the student can do all that his teacher offers, and even reach more advanced stages, martial arts will always grow and grow