Welcome to Kan ou-kan Trinidad and Tobago
Authentic Koryu in Trinidad and Tobago
澁川一流柔術 Shibukawa Ichi Ryu Jujutsu
無雙神傳英信流抜刀兵法 Muso Shinden Eishin Ryu Iai Heiho
大石神影流剣術 Oishi Shinkage Ryu Kenjutsu
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Muso Shinden Eishin Ryu Iai Heiho
Oishi Shinkage Ryu Kenjutsu
Shibukawa Ichi Ryu Jujutsu
About Our Institution
Koryu Trinidad and Tobago seeks to foster the development of our students throughout their Martial Arts education. We are passionate about maintaining the highest standards of authentic Japanese Martial Arts training . Koryu Trinidad and Tobago offers the tools and support necessary for anyone interested in learning true and authentic Koryu arts in Trinidad and TObago.
WHAT IS KORYU ?
The Meiji Restoration is one of the most significant periods in the history of Japanese martial arts because it symbolises the end of ancient Japan. In 1868 a government and political system was implemented to unify the country and abandon its feudal system. This lead to the end of the legendary warrior class known as samurai.
The terms koryu and kobudo literally mean old “old school” or “old martial arts” and specifically refer to styles that were founded before the Meiji Restoration of 1868. These were the exact systems of combat that were practiced in the time of the samurai and remain relatively unchanged up to the present. Styles of martial arts that were created after the Meiji Restoration are refered to as gendai or modern styles.
There were previously hundreds of koryu but many have become extinct or absorbed into modern systems.
Kanoukan teaches 3 major koryu systems. Find out more in the sections below.
About Kan ou-kan
Morimoto Kunio, the president of Kan ou -Kan, is a grandmaster of the Muso Shinden Eishin-ryu Iai Heiho, Oishi Shinkage-ryu kenjutsu and Shibukawa Ichi-ryu Jujutsu.
In 1995, Mr.Morimoto decided to convey the techniques widely and founded Kan ou -Kan.
Mr.Morimoto is recognized by the Association of Japanese Traditional Martial Arts (Nihon Kobudo Kyokai) and the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Traditional Martial Arts (Nihon Kobudo Shinkokai) as the legitimate successor to and head of Muso Shinden Eishin-ryu Iai Heiho and Shibukawa Ichi-ryu jujutsu. So, only his pupils can perform the katas of the Muso Shinden Eishin-ryu Iai Heiho and Shibukawa Ichi-ryu jujutsu at the Nippon Budokan and the Meiji Shrine. No other person is recognized as an official successor.
Morimoto is a executive board of member of the Association for the Promotion of Japanese Traditional Martial Arts (Nihon Kobudo Shinkokai).
Not only does he teach the traditional Japanese martial arts, but he also studies the history of Budo (Japanese martial arts). He is a member of the Japanese Academy of Budo. He is a director of Chugoku and Shikoku Branch of the Japanese Academy of Budo. So he knows a lot about the history and the philosophy of Budo as well.
Where do I Learn Koryu in T&T
The T&T Budokai led by John Ramirez Sensei is the authorised representative for Kan ou-kan in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Location: Port of Spain
No Limit Martial Arts led by Anim Mohammed Sensei is an authorised Practice Group for Kan ou-kan in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Location: Rio Claro, Trinidad