Karate (空手) is a martial art developed on the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (called te (手), literally "hand"; tii in Okinawan) under the influence of Chinese martial arts. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes. Historically and in some modern styles grappling, throws, joint locks, restraints, and vital point strikes are also taught.
Karate developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. It was brought to the Japanese mainland in the early 20th century during a time of cultural exchanges between the Japanese and the Chinese. It was systematically taught in Japan after the Taisho era. In 1922 the Japanese Ministry of Education invited Gichin Funakoshi to Tokyo to give a karate demonstration. In 1924 Keio University established the first university karate club in mainland Japan and by 1932, major Japanese universities had karate clubs. In this era of escalating Japanese militarism,the name was changed from 唐手 ("Chinese hand" or "Tang hand")to 空手 ("empty hand") – both of which are pronounced karate – to indicate that the Japanese wished to develop the combat form in Japanese style. After World War II, Okinawa became an important United States military site and karate became popular among servicemen stationed there.
Shotokan (松濤館) is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Gigo (Yoshitaka) Funakoshi (1906–1945). Gichin was born in Okinawa and is widely credited with popularizing "karatedo" through a series of public demonstrations, and by promoting the development of university karate clubs, including those at Keio, Waseda, Hitotsubashi (Shodai), Takushoku, Chuo, Gakushuin, and Hosei.
Funakoshi had many students at the university clubs and outside dojos, who continued to teach karate after his death in 1957. However, internal disagreements (in particular the notion that competition is contrary to the essence of karate) led to the creation of different organizations—including an initial split between the Japan Karate Association (headed by Masatoshi Nakayama) and the Shotokai (headed by Motonobu Hironishi and Shigeru Egami), followed by many others—so that today there is no single "Shotokan school", although they all bear Funakoshi's influence.
As the most widely practiced style, Shotokan is considered a traditional and influential form of karatedo.
“Kurinkai” was established in January of 1983. I am continued on the coattails of all people surrounding the meeting until now and thank you.
In Kurinkai basic movement(kihon基本、kata型) is based Shotonkan-ryu karatedo(style of karatedo) and Kumite(組手) we practice a sparring exhibition in karate are Sundome（寸止め）and Bougutsuki（防具付）.
Now Karatedo in Kumite there are Sundome, Bougutsuki, Full contact, etc., and they have merits and demerits. So it is difficult to decide which is better.
From a point of view of the fewer injuries of the players and certainty of the umpire in the match , I am convinced of understanding all most including audience when Bougutsuki is belonging to it.
Originally, the history of Bogutsuki karate is older than that of Sundome karate and Full-contact karate in terms of kumite match rules; the Japanese Karatedo Tournament, karate's first tournament in Japan, was conducted under Bogutsuki rules.
We are learning Karatedo（空手道）, Ryukyukobudo（琉球古武道） and Iaido （居合道）in Kurinkai. Ryukyukobudo having weapons and Karatedo the arms of empty hands may be compared to an important pair. By practicing both Budo we can confront any enemy and the scope of our practice will widen.
Finally, it leads to the Iaido with the genuine sword
For "the life martial arts " we aim for being concerned with the martial arts throughout the life in Kurinkai.
Our motto is "cannot continue if not fun" and from kindergartener to over 70 yeas old we practice strictly and happily.
Recently dreadful crimes are increasing around the world in addition to Japan.
At least we are the only one who can protect ourself from danger. To that end, it is most suitable to learn Budo.
“An uncut gem does not sparkle. People cannot know the way as human being if do not learn.”「Bu（武）」is the technique to protect oneself and to bring up. 「Dou（道）」is the way as the person. I think those are the figure which we respect each other, sincerity and the path of learning.