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Shi-Han Edward Kaloudis breaking 3 bricks with his head.

Onishi Eizo (Kancho Sensei)

The Meaning of Koei-Kan Karate-Do

The name Koei-Kan was suggested to the founder of the system, Onishi Eizo, by his mentor, the late Master Toyama Kanken. 

The fundamental translation of Koei-Kan from the Japanese is: happiness (ko), prosperity (ei), and hall or house (kan). 

This definition is truly expressive of the nature and purpose of Koei-Kan.

To cultivate ourselves fully in an attempt to make the greatest use of our lives is the aim of Koei-Kan study. The development of this type of existence is beneficial to all life, as well as to that of the individual. The sentence "Prosper with happiness toward the future" has often been used to describe the meaning of Koei-Kan, and it is mentioned here because it perhaps best exemplifies the intrinsic values of the Koei-Kan system.

Koei-Kan Founder Kancho Onishi Eizo

  • Self-Defense- The primary techniques are strikes, punches, kicks and blocks.  Secondary techniques are throws, escapes, joint locks, chokes, grappling and ground fighting.  The application of techniques are kata (form), waza (technique) and kumite (sparring).  Self-Defense from knife, baseball bat and gun attacks are also taught to the adult students.

  • Training- For both adults and kids, we encourage our students to do the best they can.  Koei-Kan training helps you withyour strength, flexibility, stamina, discipline, ability to think and move under serious situations.  A number of drills, exercises and activities consist of the Koei-Kan Karate Training.

  • Weapons- Kobudo kata (Okinawan Weapons) also practiced in Koei-Kan Karate-Do.  These weapons include the bo,nunchaku, sai, kama and tonfa.  Proper care, handling and respect is taught with each weapon, along with basic blocks and strikes.