三戦(天・地・人)は岩の如し 技は毬の如し 空手は円の技也 之、士鍔舘空手也。
Message from Sensei Kazunobu Tsubamoto
The late Grandmaster Sosui Ichikawa devoted his entire life to further developing
and polishing the Goju-Ryu Karate-do of the Miyagi - Higa lineage, and as a result ,
he created *Nihon Koshu-do, the esoteric and highest level skill of Goju-Ryu Karate-do.
I was initiated into the highest levels of Nihon Goju-Ryu Karate-do and Nihon Koshu-do
by Grandmaster Ichikawa, who appointed me SOKE (successor) of Nihon Koshu-do
shortly before his passing in 2005.
Grandmaster Ichikawa was the 4th generation (SOKE) of Nihon Goju-Ryu Karate-do,
which he inherited from the Miyagi - Higa lineage.
I now work diligently to further develop and refine this authentic and highest level budo
which Grandmaster Ichikawa entrusted to me.
Kazunobu Tsubamoto, Kancho of Shigaku-Kan
Philosophy of Shigaku-kan Karate:
The truth of the Kata Three Battles ( Universe, Earth, Myself ) is solid like a rock.
Karate skills are like a ball which is always ready to move around.
Karate techniques are the circle movements.
This is Shigaku-kan karate.