Kofukan is Traditional Japanese Karatedo.
Member of the Swiss Karate Federation SKF & the Swiss Shito-ryu Karatedo Federation
Kofukan Switzerland (since 1992) is the Swiss branch of the Kofukan International organization and we are happy to celebrate 20 Years Kofukan Karate Club Zermatt & 80 Years Doshisha Karatedo Club Japan.
Our Karate teacher's teachers from Okinawa brought their friendship, lifestyle, culture
and Martial Arts (Ryukyu weaponry, To-de fighting and survival-skills, that
were taught in secret 1609-1895 during the Satsuma invasion) to
Kofukan International Masters are graduates of Doshisha University and our Black Belts regularly learn from Doshisha Karatedo Masters first hand to take on their unique Karatedo heritage that was developed to live humbly, healthy, save, long, make friendship, be of good value for our society
and, in a case of life threatening attacks, use every part of a body, inside and outside, to make sure we survive & to stop attackers immediately. Self-defense motto: No attack.
If you attack, sorry, no more way out.
ZEN is a key element on our Karate way.
Kofukan International, a traditional Shito-ryu Karate assiciation of Masters Tomiyama, Omi & Okubo, has member countries around the world.
Master Tomiyama, "Tasshi Shihan, 8th Dan Kansho" Shito-ryu & 6th Dan Goju-ryu, is a graduate of the Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, and "Senior Instructor" or so called "Doshisha Oldboy" of the world famous Doshisha University Karatedo Club (since 1937).
Already before that, around 1920ies, Master Chojun Miyagi and Master Kenwa Mabuni have taught Naha-te (from Master Higaonna) to the Doshisha Karate-do Students and later "Hanko-ryu" ("Mabuni Goju-...
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Kofukan Switzerland has been founded in 1992 as the Swiss branch of the Kofukan International Karatedo association of Masters Tomiyama, Omi and Okubo. Kofukan Dojos were established in Gamsen (Olympica) and Brig (Kollegium) in 1992, in Zermatt in late 1993, and in Zürich in January 2008. Other Dojos in Bern, Olten, Ostermundigen,...
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Kofukan Karate-Club Zermatt has been established in 1998 by its board members and is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in Zermatt in September 2018. Happy birthday ! Congratulations for the outstanding efforts to keep the Karate-do spirit alive at the world-famous Matterhorn mountain.
Kofukan Switzerland Senior Instructors have been training with Master Fujimoto at Doshisha University Karatedo Club in Kyoto and with Soke & Founder Chojiro Tani of Tani-ha Shito-ryu Kempo Karate-do Shukokai in Japan, London and Slovenia. We're officially graded as "Shito-ryu Karate-do Kofukan Black Belts" of Master Tomiyama & "Tani-ha Shito-ryu Kempo Karate-do Black Belts" of Master "Soke" Chojiro Tani, Tani-ha Shito-ryu Kempo Karate-do Shukokai.
We regularly travel to Japan (1999, 2007, 2012, 2015, 2017, 2019,...) for about three weeks each to meet & train with our teachers and friends from all around the planet and to keep our personal connections alive. We also have close contact to the Karatedo & Kobudo stiles and their Masters, Naha-te, Goju, Uechi, Shito, Ju-Go-Shizen-ryu...
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