Nanbudo is a combat art in the year 1978 of master the Yoshinao Nanbu (10. Dan), based is. Doshu Nanbu created already in earlier years the Sankukai of carats style, which he developed from the protected plug dock, the style of its master (Tani).

The roots of the Nanbudo are in different combat arts such as carats, Judo, Aikido, Kobudo, but not only in these, because Nanbudo still is in full growth: Doshu Nanbu develops the style further continuously and teaches the pieces of news to its pupils (Nanbudoka) during that of steam turbine and gas turbine system. This steam turbine and gas turbine system by the Nanbudo clubs of the whole world are organized weekly, therefore there is a very close contact between the pupils and the master in the Nanbudo.

The name Nanbudo consists of the following components:

  • Nan = Nanbu
  • le = Budo (combat art)
  • DO = way

Nanbudo is characterized of stronger dynamics and flexibility opposite its ancestors. Tenshin (evade), e.g. is. a technology those the block always forestalls, thus hard blocks and its strength and waste of energy are avoided. The fight thus developing is characterized by harmonious co-operation between aggressor (tori) and defender (Uke).

Nanbudo consists of 3 parts:

  • Budoho: Combat equipment (Kata, Randori, Ju Randori, Ju Ippon Shobu, self-defense).
  • Kidoho: Techniques for the promotion of the physical health on all levels and the energy (AI Nanbu Taiso, Nanbu AI Undo, Shizen NO AI Undo, Tenchi Undo, Genki Kata, Taikioku).
  • Noryokukaihatsuho: Techniques those for mental stabilization serve (Nanbudo Mitsu NO Chikara, Nanbudo Nanatsu NO Chikara).

In the German-speaking countries Nanbudo is not yet strongly common, exception forms a few associations in German German and individual Nanbudoka in Germany.

At most Nanbudo is common in Cameroon, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Norway, Morocco, Spain and in Switzerland.

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