The way of karate is also the way to meet interesting people - shihan Piotrkowicz with his wife and his friend in karate - Hollywood star, James Caan. Los Angeles 2000.
|Three kanji signs in the upper part:
|| - military (militant)
|| - virtue
|| - house, temple
|| - The Temple of Warfare Virtues
The kanji signs on the lower strip make up the sign: kokusai karate-do, which means international karate-do.
Shihan Tom Piotrkowicz executes knife hand block - clear, proper technique.
The Gosoku-ryu style is a tough and rapid karate school (go-toughness, soku-speed, ryu-direction, but also softness). The combination of these characteristics is best exhibited by cats, who have fast, agile defensive moves, but at the same time full of power and paralysing, dynamic counterattacks. These are the characteristics of this highly effective style of self-defence, which, apart from traditional karate techniques (basing mostly on the Shotokan style), includes modern ways of defence that developed in the recent years. Permeation of tradition with modernity, power with speed, defence with incessant attacks is the feature that distinguishes the techniques of the style's founder - master Takayuki Kubota 10 dan. The entire life of the master testifies of the effectiveness of his karate-do (tough times after the war, personal bodyguard of the American ambassador in Japan, expert of the Japanese police, and currently of the American one and FBI in close combat, president of the International Karate Association (IKA), actor and choreographer of fights in Hollywood). Studying the Gosoku-ryu style, the practitioner learns stances from traditional karate styles, modern self-defence, kobudo, and finally proceeds to a highly individualised study of Gosoku-ryu techniques. Master Kubota managed to unite two apparently opposite directions in the development of karate from Okinawa: shorin-ryu and shorei-ryu. Creating the effective self-defence Gosoku-ryu style master Kubota emphasised the development of three areas:
1. universal promotion of the art of karate-do,
2. its adaptation towards practical application,
3. adjusting teaching methods and techniques to the requirements and the level of different people, especially children and the youth.
A karate school must not only develop the bodies, but also bring people up. Soke Kubota (master Kubota officially received "soke" - "the style's founder " title in 1989) believes that karate constitutes a certain gift of the Japanese culture for the rest of the civilised world on the verge of the new millennium.
Soke Takayuki Kubota - hardcore makiwara training.
KATA IN DIFFERENT KARATE STYLES
|Gekisai dai ichi
Gekisai dai ni
|Kihon ichi no kata
Kihon ni no kata
Kihon san no kata
Kihon yon no kata
Uke no kata
Ni no kata
Ju hachi no tachi kata
Go no kata
Kime no kata
Anso no kata
GOSOKU-RYU is not only empty hands fihting system, but this is the full system of fighting: empty hands and weapons. Because that in our style there are kobudo forms - kata (bo, tonfa, kama, nunchaku, sai, jo, tsue) and Japanese sword forms(katana kata). We are practising master forms created by soke Kubota and basic forms and classic forms from Okinawa and Japan.
KATA KOBUDO created by master Kubota:
TONFA Washi no kata, Juji no uke.
JO Keibo jitsu, Ken shin ryu.
TSUE (walking cane) Tsue ichi no kata, ni no kata, san no kata, yon no kata, go no kata, roku no kata, Gyaku tsue no kata, Mawashi no kata,Gyaku mawashi no kata.
KATANA KATA created by master Kubota:
Sankaku giri, Atemi no kata, Kubo giri, Gyaku giri, Iaido ichi no kata, ni no kata, san no kata, Toshin.
Soke Kubota is also known as a famous creator of very fast and effective ju-jutsu system with arresting and wrestling technics KUBOTA JU-JITSU.
He is inventor the new self-defence weapons: KUBOTAN and KUBOTAI.