Kyokushin Happo Kuzushi ( unbalancing the opponent)
Is very often thought of as simply pushing or pulling.
Kuzushi means unbalancing the opponent to gain advantage over them.
At more advanced levels however it is much more than that. For example, kuzushi can also be achieved by breaking the opponent’s rhythm, fake attacks, strikes, changes of body position or grip, or a sudden change in speed or tempo. A critical element in kuzushi is that it should disrupt more than the body.
Kuzushi is very much a mental thing. Kuzushi should always disrupt the opponent’s concentration, resulting in a momentary opportunity for an attack. strong and positive mental attitude can often dominate a weaker state of mind, resulting in effective kuzushi.
Through out Kyokushin Karate the concept of Happo kuzushi is continually used. A frequently ignored and misunderstood concept, it is so fundamental to budo karate and the successful execution of its techniques that its importance cannot be over-estimated or over-emphasized.
This concept is found in all the kumite, goshin jitsu and kata of Kyokushin Karate. An understanding of how it got into Kyokushin Karate is important in understanding its place and its integration with circle and point theory. The happo kuzushi is in fact the simplest, while being the most complex expression of the circle & point theory in the movements of the body, which is the foundation of Kyokushin Karate.
This particular area of training came as a result of Sosai’s training in daito-ryu aiki-jutsu, also known as Takeda Ryu, and is mentioned in “This is Karate” – Chapter 12; Oyama, Masutatsu, ? 1965, Japan Publications Trading Com
So kyokushin Shihan seminar led by Wildeboer.
Sunday oct 5th, Shihan Wildeboer gave a So- kyokushin training at the dojo Budokai Texel. We practiced Kihon, kata and kumite treated in detail. Even the last technical details from Japan. This seminar was hosted by Shihan Nico Waerts. All participants enjoyed this training. To be continued!
Shihan Roel wildeboer & Shihan Nico Waerts
Shihan Nico Waerts
Kazuyuki Hasegawa is the highest Shihan who is the president of the new organization (Sokyokushin). He became a pupil of Kyokushin Kaikan So honbu dojo in 1967. He won the 3rd prize in the 1st All Japan Tournament in 1969. He had a brilliant championship in the 2nd tournament of the next year. His nickname is “The small giant”. He established the Tokushima branch dojo from 1970. (He also established the Aichi branch dojo in 1978). Moreover, as a leader, he has brought up many world champions and all Japan champions. He contributes immensely to Kyokushin Kaikan.
The other highest shihan, Daigo Oishi is the Vice president of the new organization (Sokyokushin). He became a pupil of Kyokushin Kaikan So honbu dojo in 1969. He won the 3rd prize of the 3rd Japan Tournament and 4th prize of the 6th All Japan Tournament. And in the memorable 1st World Tournament he won the 4th prize. Because of his excellent record, he became Sosai’s Uchideshi and was given masterful instruction for 5 years. His foot work was sharp and called ‘Yoto Muramasa’. Because Oishi Shihan’s technique had a sharpness and deadly force that reminded Oyama Sosai of this famous sword ‘Yoto Muramasa’. He was also acclaimed as the “genius of kick work” by Sosai Oyama. He established the Yamanashi branch in 1976. He also established the Shizuoka branch in 1977. He was always on the front line like Shihan Hasegawa.
In the Netherlands, shihan Ruud Wildeboer the representative of sho-kyokushin