Hi! My name is Gaye, and I'm from Sydney, Australia. I have had an interest in Japan and Karate most of my life, I started traveling to Japan from 19 years old and I started doing Karate in Australia when I was 22 and came to Japan 6 years ago with SSR on a 3 month Intensive Training Course.
I fell in love with Japan and Karate and have decided to make Gifu my new home.
Let me tell you more about SSR Karate. It was founded 40 years ago by our Souke (Founder) Shusui Kawai he has traveled to many countries over the years promoting his Karate.
Our Souke is a very respected man who has had experience in the military and is
also a fully qalified Zen Priest. Souke displays wonderful Karate technique and it shows in over 50 years of Karate training. Our Head Instructor, Mondo Kawai
Sensei is the son of Souke who has been doing Karate from the age of 3. He is a
Master of Karate, Self-Defense and weapon techniques eg: Nunchaku. AND, hes pretty good at English too!
Left: SSR Karate & SFD Founder, Shusui Kawai. Right: SSR Karate & SFD Master, Mondo Kawai
SSR Karate is not only Karate, Zen Spirit plays a major role in training. We use this training to help improve our body, minds and spirit. I think, by doing martial arts, not only will you improve yourself mentally and physically, but you will also learn respect for yourself and others.
This is one way of learning alot about Japan and its culture.
For example, one of my favourite times of year is when we go to Yoro Montains for our summer camp. In the evening we meditate in the temple, do some training in the temple grounds and the next day, we hike up to the Yoro waterfall and meditate under it. I love to meditate under the waterfall because water is powerfull it gives me such an adrenelin rush!
Me doing Zazen meditation in the temple.
Me meditating under the waterfall!
Are you interested yet???
↑From left Jonas, Emelie, Anna & Frida.
Let us introduce just some of our many international students!!!
Here are a few students from Sweden, They came to Japan to study Japanese at the ISI Japanese Language School Chukyo. They not only wanted to learn Japanese, but also wanted to experience Japanese culture "hands on".
They are very enthusiastic and love to try anything new.
Are you interested in Japanese swords (Katana)? Well, Souke is also fully trained in Iai 居合 (the way of the sword) and loves to teach people how to use a Katana properly.
If you are lucky, you might even get him to show you his wonderful techniques when he slices the bamboo with the sword. It's amazing!!
Carl from Canada, who is passionate about Nunchaku, was very eager to learn Nunchaku techniques from Mondo sensei.
Q: How to enrole ?
Please send us *E-mail then we will send you details of enrolement.To get an Intensive Training Course Certificate, you have to do at least 1 month training at our Dojo.
*If you are a student of "ISI Japanese Language School Chukyo" you can call us directly at SSR karate office, our number is 058-279-3676 fax number is 058-279-6336.(English and Japanese both available)
Q: How to become a SSR Karate/SFD instructor ?
Please send us E-mail then we will send you details of enrolement. To become a Karate Instructor (Black belt = Sho-Dan), you need to train at our Dojo in Gifu, Japan at least 1 to 2 years. To become a SSR Self-Defense Instructor you need to train at least 3 months at our Dojo in Gifu, Japan or a online training is available. If you have any questions please contact us by E-mail. English or Japanese is ok.
☆ Further detailed information regarding the online training will be given by E-mail request only.
Enrole now !!! Send us E-mail !
ZEN SuiShinRyu Karate Do Kensei Kaikan / Goshin Do ( SSR SELDEFENSE )
Adress: 3-1-6 Hikie, Gifu city, Gifu pref, JAPAN 〒501-6133