Karate - NISORA MARTIAL ARTS @ THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE...

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NISORA MARTIAL ARTS @ THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE ISSHINRYU KARATE MID-TERM EXAM STUDY GUIDE Topics that will be included on the mid-term include: 1. The dream that inspired Tatsuo Shimabuku to develop Isshinryu Karate. -He dreamed of a goddess that was half woman and half sea serpent who rose out of the turbulent sea. One hand was in a fist and one was lowered in the sign of peace. It was dark and her dragon child was soaring in the background. 2. What does Isshinryu mean? -The one heart way 3. Who were Shimabuku’s Instructors? -Irshu Matsumora -Gajoka Chioyu -Chojan Miyagi -Chotoku Kyan -Hirara Shinken -Yabu Ko No -Choki Motubu 4. Know what the Isshinryu Emblem stands for and what the different parts of the emblem stand for. -emblem stand for the Karate-Kai trying to attain the ideals of total peace and harmony with himself and his environment -The shape: represents vertical punch of Isshin-Ryu -Half Woman Half Serpent: goddess names Mizugami represents gentleness of fe- male nature in karate
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