Certified Safety Armor

photo

In the Koshiki karatedo Kumite, we wear an official safe armor “super safe” on bare hands, bare feet, face and body.
The World Koshiki Karatedo Federation has solved many problems such as “securing game safety”, “clarifying game judgment”, “substantial cancellation of prohibition limit technique”, by developing and using safety “Super Safe”.

Prevention effect of face and body risk by “Super Safe”

We protect the vital points of the body that can not be trained by using a “Super Safe”.

Safety protection We wear “Super Safe” on the face and the torso to prevent danger so as not to get injured.

photo

While hitting the opponent with the fists, “safety game”, dynamic and versatile techniques became available

With conventional non-contact rules, full contact rules there are many Karatedo techniques that are forbidden to be “dangerous”.

With the rules of Koshiki Karatedo, many techniques can be revived and used, due to wearing “Super Safe”.

Dynamic and diverse foot attacks, open hand attacks such as hand swords, back swords, hammers against the upper point (face).
For the middle point (body), a powerful approach technique such as “Enpi” (elbow striking) and knee kicking.

Also, against the low point it is also possible to kick legs (low kicks) as a trick skill (making technique) under the principle of “getting the next superior technique by breaking the partner’s body balance”.

If you can produce these infinitely Karate techniques you will further deepen the real pleasure of Karate and compete with the original skills of Karate.

Safety of athletes and development of karate technology

While considering the safety of the athletes, “Necessary for highly safe armor” in order to spread and develop as international martial arts and sports.

With “highly safe armor”, it is possible to measure technology improvement while respecting the spirit of traditional martial arts.

Karatedo games can be roughly divided into three styles.

  • Non-contact (stops on the approaching side)
  • Light contact (lightly hit)
  • Full contact (fully hit)

Currently, the majority of Japanese Karatedo games are played in non-contact.

In the case of non-contact, there are many cases where we do not use armor because of the premise of “do not hit”, and if we can not stop the skill by successfully killing momentum, we will injure.

Because distance is not matched, it is difficult to make judgment depending on the angle and it is easy to invite false judgment.

Also, stopping the skill will cause a momentary skill’s death to die.
Originally Karatedo’s technique is established by “batting with bare hands and kicking with bare feet”.
With non-contact, the real thrill of traditional karate is compromised.

In order to compete fully the skills and pleasure of Karatedo, you can enjoy the game with the light contact or the full contact form, the game form is extremely natural that you can train your opponent with skill.

Development and use of safety armor

世界硬式空手道連盟は安全防具スーパーセーフを開発・使用することにより、
「試合の安全性の確保」、「勝負判定の明確化」、「禁止制限技の大幅解除」
など、多くの問題を解決してきました。
現在も、より「勝負判定の明確化」がなされるように安全防具の改良に取り組んでいます。

安全防具を使用しても相互にある程度「イタミ」があることに重要な意味があります。
相手の攻撃を受ける場合「イタミ」を回避するため、体の捌きや受け技が工夫されるようになります。
また打つ方にもある程度「イタミ」があることは大切です。
「イタミ」があることによって無謀な打ちや突きや当てっぱなしの攻撃が自然に制御され、乱れを防ぎ基本に基づいてコントロールされた正確な攻防の技術が身に付きます。

安全防具の歴史

安全防具に関して、各空手道関係団体は古くから研究・試験を行っていました。
沖縄唐手の少林寺流拳行館空手道においても創始者久高幸利拳聖十段により40余年に渡り、防具の研究と指導がなされてきました。

長年にわたる各空手道関係団体の成果をふまえ、久高正之を中心とする国際少林寺流拳行館空手道連盟及び全空連技術研究委員会によって、安全防具の開発が進められました。1977年に行われた第4回世界空手道選手権大会の総会における決定事項に基づいて、1979年当時の空手道界では画期的な安全防具スーパーセーフが世に出ました。