It is “Shinku-Kai”. “Shinku-Kai” Karate originated from “Shito-Ryu” School which was formed by taking the first characters (kanji) from the names of two primary teachers, Itosu and Higa(shi)onna. Thus, the name Shito Ryu has no literal meaning but simply we can say “Shito” is called “Disciple” and “Ryu or Ryuha” is called for “Form, Manner, System or School” . “Shinku” represents the Innovation, Independence, Determination, Courage, Sincerity and Activity & the meaning of “Kai” is “Association/Organization”. We are an Association of International Karate-Do Shito Ryu Shinku-Kai. (An ISO 9001 : 2015 Certified and Accredited By : International Accreditation Forum & Egyptian Accreditation Council).

About Shito Ryu

Kenwa Mabuni

Kenwa Mabuni (1889-1952) is the founder of the Shito-ryu style of Karate. Mabuni was born in Shuri, Okinawa, the son of a 17th generation Samurai called the Bushi (warrior) class. Members of his family served Okinawan lords for hundreds of years. During his time, the martial arts (Okinawa-te) was known according to the village where it was practiced: Shuri-te (the hand of Shuri), Naha-te and Tomari-te. Mabuni learned Shuri-te from Yasutsune Itosu, who was a student of Sokon Matsumura, and Naha-te from Kanryu Higashionna. Mabuni learned some 23 kata from Yasutsune Itosu. Mabuni also learned several empty hand katas and Kobudo (weapon) katas from Seisho Arakaki (1840-1918), and some white crane Kung Fu forms from Woo Yin Gue, a Chinese tea merchant in Okinawa.  

Modern Shito-Ryu

Modern Shito-Ryu styles also place a strong emphasis on sparring. Shito-Ryu stresses speed and economy of movement, and fighting is generally initiated from a higher, more upright stance than Shotokan employs. On the other hand, the style has a relatively high number of Kata; a significant of time is spent perfecting forms.


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Karate does not limit its participation based on skill and potential, the benefits of integrating its practice into everyday life are often underestimated from both a physical and mental perspective, Karate develops our self-discipline and confidence.


In Japanese: "empty hand", an unarmed martial-arts discipline such as kicking, striking, and defensive blocking with arms and legs that uses as much body strength as possible during and immediately after striking.


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What is Karate-Do?
(Pronounced as ‘Kah―Rah―Teh―dough’)

It is a Japanese word; the meaning is Empty Hand Way

Kara = Empty || Te = Hand || Do = Way

Karate is the martial art in which one is trained to defend and protect himself/herself in any given situation by using the basic technique of Standing, Punching, Striking, Kicking and Blocking. For Karate one needs to have Timing, Rhythm, Breathing, Power, Speed, and Strong Spirit, so that his/her body can be trained as a weapon. The ultimate aim of karate is to develop perfect character and overcoming mental & physical sufferings under rigorous discipline. The themes of traditional karate training are fighting and self-defense, though its mental and moral aspects target the overall improvement of the individual. If Karate had to be described in only one sentence, then the most suitable one may arguably be “You never attack first in karate”.

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