ABOUT SHOSEIKAN AND SEKISHINKAN
All-Japan Shoseikan Karate-do was founded by our Soke, Katsutoshi Ishihara, in Chiba-Prefecture of Japan in 1968. Ishihara is one of the active students of Gogen Yamaguchi, one of the world famous Karatedo-ka.
Since 1971, Ishihara has travelled around the world to promote Shoseikan and Goju-Ryu Karate-do. As a result, World Shoseikan Karate (WSK) was formed and assisting the worldwide Karate development. Currently, we have over 50 Shibu Dojo in Japan, Canada, USA, Hong Kong, India, Pondicherry, Chennai, Dubai, Sri Lanka and Mexico.
In 2006, the first Shoseikan Dojo of Canada (aka WSK Sekishinkan Karate-do) was established in Vancouver, BC by Shihan, Henry Chan (6th Dan) who is the direct student of Kancho Ishihara. In 2007, Kancho Ishihara has officially appointed Shihan Chan as the Chief Instructor of the World Shoseikan Karate Canada Division, along with the permission using Shoseikan's name. With the spirit and knowledge from Kancho Ishihara, Shihan Chan aims to promote Goju-Ryu Karatedo and Shoseikan spirit across Canada and America.
The "Seki" means red and warm. "Shin" means "heart". When both words are combined together the "Seki-shin", means "a pure and genuine heart as it was born". We hope that our Karatedo spirit continues with a warm heart in WSK Sekishinkan Karate-do under the direction of Shihan Chan.
Sekishinkan is World Shoseikan Karate Canada Division and is authorized by Katsutoshi Ishihara, the Chief Master of World Shoseikan Karate-do. Any other clubs using Shoseikan's name in Canada may be un-authorized and does not have the affiliation with WSK.
OUR GOAL & MISSION STATEMENT
Sekishinkan Karate is proud to announce that all of its instructors are NCCP certified. National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is the recognized national standard for certification in 65 different sports including Karate. Our aim is to continually provide our instructors the tools to deliver a Karate program of the highest caliber. Our Mission Statement is:
(1) To teach and promote traditional Japan Goju-Ryu Karate at the highest level of skill and technique.
(2) To guide our member to adhere to the principles of accomplishments, in order to achieve fitness, confident, values of respect, harmony, discipline and responsibility, and strive for the perfection of character.
(3) To assist our member to achieve their best under a safe, friendly and encouraging training environment.
Sekishinkan Karate is:
(1) Member of World Shoseikan Karate-do (WSK)
(2) associated and recognized by All-Japan Karate Federation Goju-Kai
(3) registered member of Karate BC
(4) affiliated with Karate Canada
(5) affiliated the standard of World Karate Federation (WKF)
(6) certified by National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
(7) registered member of Coaches Association of BC (CABC)
Karate BC, the sport governing body for Karate recognized and funded by the Provincial Government, is the provincial affiliate of Karate Canada, the sport governing body for Karate in Canada. Karate Canada is the Canadian representative in the World Karate Federation (WKF) the international sport governing body for Karate recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
PRINCIPLE OF ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- To be proud studying the way of Goju
- To honor the principle of etiquette
- To develop a solid body, good health and a strong mind
- To foster the spirit of effort and teamwork
- To respect the traditional spirit to the ancient martial art of Japan