We practice karate-jutsu (空手術) putting the emphasis on the techniques, their strategy and practical applications in agression situations. We study the techniques offered and regrouped in the repertoire of the classical forms (kata) of this fighting art. We explore this independently of any constraining notion of styles or schools. In this context, the practice of karate-jutsu is a significative part of the Munndialarts pedagogical method  of training.

Philippe Munn and Master Tokitsu Kenji in a kumite drill of the shorin-mon/jiseido school, 1998

Démonstration of kumite by Philippe Munn and Master Tokitsu Kenji of the shorin-mon/jiseido school.

The classical forms of karate-jutsu contains a very rich repertoire of strategies and techniques for self-preservation in situation of agression. We study these forms and their practical applications using a progressive approach adapted to the capacities of the practitioners. The historical root of karate-jutsu stemming form the richness of the Chinese martial arts (wushu), including the vast shaolinquan curant, this practice integrates very naturally in our global training method alongside the other fighting arts that we study. The principle of «coherence of sensations» during individual practice being for us, a fundamental element of a sound training method.

Study of techniques of the Chito-ryu school with Higashi Shane sensei, 1988

Philippe Munn and Robert Paquette sensei engaging in kumite of the ate-wazakan/kyokushin school, circa 1980

Philippe Munn started is training in karate-jutsu in 1976. He has studied many styles of this art through the years and as reach different levels of black belt in the schools of shorin-mon/jiseido, chito-ryu, shotokan and ate-wazakan/kyokushin. Even though his research and studies of the fighting arts, especially under the influence of Master Tokitsu Kenji, pushed his research toward the origin of karate-jutsu and the study of the Chinese fighting arts, Philippe Munn continues with passion his practice of this art.

Philippe Munn and Master Tokitsu Kenji of the shorn-mon/jiseido school, circa 1999

Philippe Munn and Higashi Shane sensei of the chito-ryu school, 1988

Philippe Munn and Master Tashiro Tsutomu and Chitose Yasuhiro of the chito-ryu school, 1986

Philippe Munn at the dojo of Master Yamagushi Toru of the shotokan school, 1985

Philippe Munn with Master et sensei of the shotokan school: Katsumata Yutaka, Kanazawa Hirokazu and Chan Chau Tran, 1985

Seminar with Master Nishiyama Hidetaka of the shotokan school, 1985

Philippe Munn and Robert Paquette sensei of the ate-wazakan/kyokushin school, circa 1980

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