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Shinkyokushinkai Karate is one-of-a-kind. It is the pursuit of physical balance, the collaboration of footsteps and movements. More emphasis is placed on swift and effective attacks. There is no secret and shortcut to the practice of Karate,  just daily practices, again and again, to make your moves more effective.

Shinkyokushinkai Karate – Sun Ying Jie

Shinkyokushinkai Karate

I am Sun Ying Jie (孫穎杰), I have been practicing Karate for nearly fourteen years. But I was once lost, too.

There has always been a figure that I look up to, that is my teacher, Shihan Keiji Okumura. He is not only physically strong, but spiritually valiant. He set an example and taught me to accomplish with relentless determination, pushing myself to the limit and endeavor all the best to accomplish. If you can achieve this, you are stronger than yourself in the past.

Shinkyokushinkai Karate

In 2013, due to health concerns, Master Okumura ultimately decided to return to Japan to recuperate. At that time, when he entrusted me the dojo, I didn’t know if I could live up to his expectations to operate a dojo. It is not as glamorous as people assume.

Hence, I now relate to Master Okumura more that when he initially arrived in Shanghai and went through all the hardship alone. After the past four years, I now better perceive his interpretation of to accomplish with relentless determination and I can now better implement the mentality and spread the spirit to the people around me.

Master Shihan Keiji Okumura

Shinkyokushinkai Karate
Shinkyokushinkai Karate
Shinkyokushinkai Karate
Shinkyokushinkai Karate

“Human can accomplish anything as long as one persists. Though I am physically incompetent, I am all the same spirit-wise. I want to tell all of my pupils that you must possess a heart that does not give in to obstacles you must hold on to the Karate dreams. Shinkyokushinkai Karate is amazing, really amazing,” said Master Okumura.

Shinkyokushinkai Karate

If asked what I wish for right now, I would like to get Master Okumura to China, show him the China where he once planted the seeds of Karate have now flourished. I reckon that Karate is not just a type of marital art. it is also a type of spirit. When you face setbacks and obstacles in life, you endeavor with your utmost effort.

I believe everything can be conquered, I suppose this is the mentality of marital art. I will spread the spirit of accomplishing with relentless determination to every single one of those around me, who is working hard, just like how Master Okumura enlightened me in the past.

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