Japan Matsuri 2017

Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Shotokan Karate

Ticino Shotokan Karate will perform a karate exhibition and will explain its characteristics following the philosophy and the teaching of Master Tsutomu Ohshima, the first accredited expert to teach Karate in America.

It’s likely that the term Shotokan is nowadays one of the most popular related to this art and one of the most renowned Karate styles of the world; the origins of this name derive from the word “Kan”, which means “house” or “training place”, and the word “Shoto”, which means “The wind that pass through the pines” and represents the alias of Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan style.

Website: www.ticinoshotokan.com/


During the 6th edition of Japan Matsuri, the Lugano Judo Budo Club is glad to perform on stage an Aikido show, a Japanese martial art founded by Master Ueshiba in the late 1920s.
The word AIKIDO is made of three different ideograms: “AI” means union or relationship with yourself and with others, “KI” means energy, spirituality and vitality, while “DO” derives from the Chinese “Tao” and can be translated with the word path, way, or with the idea of the research made by everyone during his or her life. In other words, this idea explores the evolution of a person from a spiritual and a personal point of view, with the final purpose to understand his or her own “Ego”.

Website: www.jbclugano.ch

This year, the Wa Rei Ryu school will amaze the public of Japan Matsuri with an exhibition of Japanese fencing, a very important part of the Japanese history that is one of the most ancient, refined and long-lasting arts of this culture. Exercising it, it’s possible to improve a person’s physical condition, balance and concentration, but it is not to be confused with a competitive sport or a self-defense martial art, as it’s a very different form of art from any other.

Website: www.wareiryuswitzerland.com