In Buenos Aires, there is a common saying that there are two types of people in the world; those that can be a waiter in a restaurant and those that can’t. Hopefully, you never get the opportunity to appreciate a waiter task challenged person. It can turn an expected mundane experience into a frustrating nightmare. Read More

Beikoku Shidokan lineage

We are extremely proud of our Shidokan Karate pedigree or lineage. The more I talk with and meet other martial artists the more I realize how fortunate we are to practice Self Defense Karate with Sensei Seikichi Iha. Many martial artists speak in awe of their instructor, or instructor’s instructor, who traveled to Japan and Read More

* The Kanji on our left Chest: This spells out Shidokan means “Warrior Way”, “Right Way”, “Heart Way” or “Gentleman’s Way”. One Japanese woman recently told me it meant Samurai Way. My preferred includes the complete exoteric meanings: Warrior Path. See https://virginiadojo.com/2020-alexandria-self-defense-karate-warrior-path/ The first character reads “Shi” interpreted as Heart, Central, Correct, Gentleman, Warrior or Read More

Beikoku Shidokan Shorin Ryu Karate of the Kobayashi lineage Wait! What? What does all this mean? How can I explain what I do without just saying I practice “karaddy”? You practice Shidokan Shorin Ryu Karate of the Kobayashi lineage. Most simply: Shidokan refers to Miyahira’s school. Shorin Ryu refers to Itosu’s style of Karate. Kobayashi Read More

Who is who in Shidokan? Remember Shidokan is MIyahira’s Dojo. Nakazato led Shorinkan, Higa led Kyudokan, Uema led Shubukan(?), Ishikawa had his own dojo. Shinzato led Shinshukan in Brazil and Argentina (mostly senior students who left Miyazato). See note at bottom of page The Shidokan Dojo Leader Board (picture below taken 3/6/2017 at Miyahira’s Dojo) Read More