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Goshinbudō, literally "self-defense" (goshin) "martial" (bu) "arts" (do), is a generic name for several systems of modern self-defense (also known as Gendai Jujutsu) which are based on martial arts techniques from Japan. Typically, most Goshinbudō systems are based on the techniques of jujutsu, and enriched with techniques from other martial traditions such as Judo, Karate, and Aikido. These techniques are then modified for modern self-defense situations.
Kuniba Goshinbudō (Kuniba-ryū Goshindō)
One of the first systems to use the name Goshinbudō was the Kuniba Goshinbudō, also known as Goshindō, created by Shōgō Kuniba. Kuniba combined his knowledge of Shitō-ryū karate, Yoshinkan Aikido, Kodokan Judo, and Jujutsu to better accommodate the needs of his foreign students for a self-defense system.
According to the International Seishinkai Karate Union website: "In 1973, Shōgō Kuniba, Sōke was promoted to the rank of Hachidan, (8th Dan), in Karate-dō, Iaido, Kobudō and Goshin Budō. Goshin Budō is a combination of all the arts that Kuniba, Sōke has trained in, for example, Karate-dō, Judo, Aikido and Jiu Jitsu".
Kaisho Goshin Budō Taiho Jutsu-ryū
Darrell Max Craig teaches a self-defense system called Kaisho Goshin Budō Taiho Jutsu-ryū in Houston, Texas. He has stated that this system is the official Jujutsu system for the Tokyo Police. He has also called his experiences in Japan with Ichiro Hata and the Imperial Palace Polie "invaluable" with regard to his martial arts training.
Goshinbudō Jujutsu Indonesia
Another system which uses the name Goshinbudō is the Goshinbudō Jujutsu Indonesia system. It was formulated by C.A. Taman and his student Ben Haryo. Taman studied Wado-ryū in Japan under the guidance of Hironori Otsuka, the founder of the system, and Takashi Sasaki (Hiroshima University teacher). Wado-ryū in itself is a combination of Shindo Yoshin-ryū jujutsu and Okinawan karate.
Taman brought the Wado-ryū system to Indonesia in 1968, and soon headed the JKF Wadokai branch of Indonesia. He later refined the system to include more self-defense techniques directly applicable to modern situations. The take downs, throws and joint-locking techniques of jujutsu are heavily utilized, while pressure-point strikes from traditional karate and kyusho-jitsu are heavily favored over the usual strong-style kicking and punching commonly used in sport karate.
In the 1990s, Taman ordered Ben Haryo to carry on further research in formulating self-defense which were rooted in traditions and still carried the "Budō Spirit" of self-improvement. Ben Haryo learned other styles of martial arts, most notably the Dentokan version of Hakko-Ryu and KoKoDo jujutsu and modern American jujutsu of the Ketsugo Jujutsu system. The techniques from those jujutsu systems were added into the previous Wado-ryū system, eventually creating a new group of self-defense techniques, which they called Goshinbudō Jujutsu. The karate and jujutsu arts have separate grading system, allowing students to test for both.
Goshin Budōkai USA
Noboru Goshin Budō Jiu-Jitsu
Noboru Goshin Budō Jiu-Jitsu is the name of another Goshin Budō group based on New York, USA, led by Kyoshi Anthony Gentile. According to their website, "Noboru is a synthesis of traditional Karate and Jiu Jitsu, the techniques are unique in that they have an extremely broad range of applications. Kyoshi Anthony Gentile and Sensei Ronni Gentile have designed Noboru to be especially effective for women."
Goshin Budō France
A group in France under the guidance of Carole Woelfel and Antonio Castro also practices jujutsu under the name Goshinbudō. Their affiliation is with the International Martial Arts Federation (IMAF).
Matsuoka Goshinbudō Jujitsu
Other groups using the name Goshin Budō
Some martial artists use the Goshin Budō term as the name of their dojo (training place). One example is the Goshin Budō Dojo in Garrett, Indiana, USA, under the guidance of Jay Zimmermann, a student of Hatsumi Masaaki from the Bujinkan organization. This Dojo practices the Bujinkan system of martial arts, and does not practice a specific art called Goshin Budō.
- ↑ http://butchvelezagk.com/tributetoshogokuniba.html
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://www.seishinkai.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=123&Itemid=65
- ↑ http://www.bestjudo.com/brjapanultimate.shtml
- ↑ http://wado-ryu.jp/jujutsu-e/jujutsu.htm
- ↑ http://www.dentokanhombu.com
- ↑ http://www.harbrodojo.com
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20091027031208/http://geocities.com/goshinbudo_indonesia/
- ↑ http://www.shubukanryu.com/bio-jarrell.html
- ↑ http://www.noborujiujitsu.com/aboutUs.php
- ↑ http://www.noborujiujitsu.com/philosophy.php
- ↑ http://imaf.com/
- ↑ http://www.goshinbudo.com/contentid-19.html
- ↑ http://www.savannahtaekwondo.com/instructors.html
- ↑ http://www.goshinbudodojo.com/about.html
- http://butchvelezagk.com/tributetoshogokuniba.html The Tribute Page to Shōgō Kuniba, Goshin Budō founder.
- http://www.seishinkai.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=123&Itemid=65 Biography of Shōgō Kuniba
- http://wado-ryu.jp/jujutsu-e/jujutsu.htm references to the combining of jujutsu and karate to form wado-ryū
- http://www.dentokanhombu.com references to the Dentokan system which combines Hakko-ryū jujutsu with other jujutsu systems
- http://web.archive.org/web/20091026134322/http://geocities.com/goshinbudo_indonesia references to Goshinbudō Jujutsu in Indonesia
- http://www.noborujiujitsu.com/aboutUs.php references to Noboru Goshin Budō Jiu Jitsu in New York
- http://www.shubukanryu.com/bio-jarrell.html references to the USA style of Goshin Budō
- http://www.goshinbudo.com/contentid-19.html references to the French style of Goshin Budō
- http://www.savannahtaekwondo.com/instructors.html references to the Matsuoka style of Goshin Budō
- http://www.goshinbudodojo.com/about.html references to the Bujinkan group which also uses "Goshin Budō" as the name of the Dojo.
- http://www.bestjudo.com/brjapanultimate.shtml references to Darrell Max Craig's book "Japan's Ultimate Martial Art Jujitsu Before 1882,Classical Japanese Art of Self-Defense", Published 1995 by Charles E. Tuttle Co.fr:Goshindo
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