TAIWAN NATIONAL SANDA COMPETITION!
June 2014 -- New Sanda students of the Yoseikan dojo joined the national
Sanda championship for the first time, and harvested one gold, one
silver and 3 bronze medals in the beginners tournament. Bravo to all and
to the coach Kenny Wang (aka Dudu).
WORLD YOSEIKAN FEDERATION TAIWAN
2014 May 3 to 7, Yoseikan Budo expert Jose Perez, came to Taiwan as a
WYF delegate and held a 5 days seminar for Yoseikan coaches. We had up
to 25 people attending this important seminar. The dojo was also
confirmed as the official representative of the newly reorganized World
Yoseikan Federation. Thanks everyone for joining. This also means that
Yoseikan in Taiwan and in the region will grow stronger in 2014 and in
the coming years.
TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL BATTODO TOURNAMENT!
May 2014 -- Kevin attended again the national Battodo tournament and
again took the second place in the tameshigiri competition. Kevin should
test for 3rd dan this year, and hope to win first place in next year
tournament. Jia You Kevin !!!
In addition, Kevin's last year photo was used for the AD promoting the tournament!!
THREE BLUE BELTS AT THE YOSEIKAN!
March 30, 2014: Julio, Kenny and Kevin got their BJJ blue belts from Japan’s Carlos Toyota BJJ. Congrats to all. Work harder!!!
CENTRAL TAIWAN BJJ TOURNAMENT!
May 5th, 2013, Yoseikan Taiwan joined the central Taiwan BJJ Open in Taichung, and walked away with 1 gold for Kevin and 2 bronze for Kenny and Fun. Congrats Boys!
TAIWAN YOSEIKAN NEW AFFILIATIONS!
TAIWAN YOSEIKAN JOINS SANDA & BJJ
June 2012: the Taiwan Yoseikan is now affiliated to the Taiwan National Sanda Federation (as the Mingde School), and to Carlos Toyota BJJ (Japan).
We are glad to now be able to provide classes in many disciplines:
Budo, Sanda, Daito-ryu, BJJ.
TAIWAN YOSEIKAN WITH EXPERT CARLOS TOYOTA
June 8 to 10, 2012, the Yoseikan successfully hosted a BJJ-MMA seminar with mutli-champion Carlos Toyota from Japan. Carlos, a Brasilian/Japanese mix, is a BJJ black belt who has competed in many disciplines and won many titles:
JIU JITSU CHAMPION
*3rd position world champion
*2x Deep Hamamatsu
*Brazil vs Russia
Heat, Deep, Mars, Gladiator
DEMO AT THE NATIONAL BATTODO MEET
This July 2010, Kevin and Godfrey did a Yoseikan Budo demo at the national iaido & battodo meet in Taiwan, in front of hundreds of specialists headed by Master Nakaseiya Katsushi, Shihan of the Nippon Battodo Renmei.
The program included some traditional Yoseikan kenjitsu, iaido, aikijutsu, and emono dori, including throws on a concrete floor... The demo video can be seen on our facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/Geeepsy#!/group.php?gid=407576648573
JULIO FIGHTS IN MUAYTHAI
JULIO JOINS THE FIRST TAIWAN AMATEUR MUAYTHAI
On June 26, 2010, Julio joined the first Taiwan Amateur Muaythai championship organized by the national Sanda federation. Weighing in at 75 KG, he did a good fight, but lost on points to his heavier opponent in the 80KG category.
NEW BLACK BELTS
May 18 - Clebrating new black belts at the Yoseikan
* 1st Dan Battodo Renmei, and 2nd Dan Yoseikan Budo for Kevin (actually passed in November 2009).
* 1st Dan Yoseikan Budo for John Eusebio
* 1st Dan Yoseikan Kempo and 1st Kyu Yoseikan Budo for Gael.
KEVIN GETS BLACK BELT IN BATTOJUTSU
Congratulations to Kevin!
To add to his rank in Yoseikan Budo and to his instructor license in Wushu, this October, Kevin Hsen received his Shodan in Battojutsu from Nakaseiya Katsushi, Shihan of the Nippon Battodo Renmei.
Next June, Kevin should receive his diploma in physical education from the Culture University. In addition he is now also studying Chinese medicine.
4th JULY.2009 - YOSEIKAN FIGHTER WINS MMA AGAIN
Gael DUR from the Taiwan Yosekan Budo won the last Mingwu MMA cage tournament on July 4, 2009 in Hsinchu (Taiwan) in the 80-85Kg category, with a clean victory by choke 2 minutes in the first round.
It’s the third victory for Gael who now has a score of 3 wins and 1 loss.
Gael at 80,9Kg beats his 85 Kg opponent Arnold – a Sanda and fitness coach – without difficulty, despite the weight difference and a violent start from Arnold.
JAN.2009 - NEW - COACHES TRAINING
New Sunday class for coaches, competitors and black belt ranks.
We have launched a new class every other Sunday from 1 to 4PM, held by our head coach. Three hours of intensive advanced training aimed at black belt level people who wish to qualify for ranks, as well as competitors and coaches.
The class will include both intensive sparring (MMA) as well as technical work (traditional) and ranking preparation.
Selective entry: originally designed for Yoseikan members, this class is also open to outsiders providing they qualify and have a good knowledge of all around basic work. Screening and admission by our head coach.
MAY.2008 - TYB FIGHTERS JOIN MMA CHAMPIONSHIP
24 May 2008 - Yoseikan fighters join MMA tournament in Taiwan.
After a victory in the national Sanda competition in 2006, the Taiwan Yoseikan Budo makes the headlines again in MMA in a tournament held in Hsinchu (Taiwan) on May 24, 2008, with 3 fighters.
Daredevil Kevin Hsen, despite a good technical display, finally lost by submission, due to an impressive weight difference (52KG against 65KG).
Gael Dur, (former winner of the Sanda tournament) literally crushed his opponent in the 80KG class, winning with a sutemi followed by a choke in the second round.
Julio Moscoso, in 75KG, dominated his opponent (a former national judo champ and 6 times KFC winner) from end to end, but could only get a draw because the match could only be won by submission or KO. Julio, seen on this photo, even granted himself the luxury of a clean spinning kick to the face in this fight…
Our three fighters, with a surprising technical display, were definitely the stars of the night and of the enthusiastic public.
FEB.2007 - TYB MEMBER OF TKA & SKIF
YOSEIKAN NOW A MEMBER OF THE TAIWAN NATIONAL
Taiwan Yoseikan Budo is glad to announce that it is now affiliated with the Taiwan Karate Federation and the Shotokan Karate International Federation, and as such it will join major events of these organizations. Further, it will soon be also affiliated to the Taiwan National Sports Jujitsu Federation, in view of the coming Jujitsu world championships to be held in Taiwan in 2009.
JAN.2007 - MASTER HIROO MOCHIZUKI 9TH DAN
HONORS FOR MASTER HIROO MOCHIZUKI
Master Hiroo Mochizuki, as recognition for his unconditional involvement in martial arts and his dedication to their development in Europe and the world for more than 30 years, has been awarded 9th Dan Karate by the FFKAMA. He now is the highest-ranking Karate Master in France, and has received praise, respect and congratulations from all Yoseikan Budokas around the world.
JAN.2007 - JAPAN YOSEIKAN NEWS
FROM JAPAN TO FRANCE
The original Yoseikan dojo in Shizuoka, Japan, that was built in 1931 and rebuilt twice after WW2, has been sold. After Master Minoru Mochizuki had left to France in 1999 to live with his eldest son Hiroo Mochizuki, the dojo had been rented out to various organizations. It was finally sold and renamed 'GAKUNAN JYUKU'.
Yoseikan Budo is however still taught in Japan under the YWF umbrella in the following cities:
Minoru Mochizuki’s grandchildren Mitchi and Kyoshi keep on teaching Yoseikan Budo in several dojos in France (Aix en Provence and around), under the supervision of Master Hiroo Mochizuki.
A wonderful project for the creation of a Yoseikan Budo World Center located in Simiane-Collongue (Provence/France), has been realized by Frenchman Dan Renaud and presented to a panel of judges at Marseilles (France) on Nov.29, 2006. The jury, including Master Hiroo Mochizuki who acted as expert, lauded and approved the project.
Providing that financial partners can be found to support this briliant project, the new Yoseikan Budo Central Dojo (hombu dojo) could soon be erected in France, and become an icon for the development of this discipline as envisioned by the founder.
DEC.2006 - NATIONAL SANDA COMPETITION
YOSEIKAN TOUGHER THAN YOU THOUGHT?
Taiwan Yoseikan Budo ends up the year on a win!
Two TYB fighters joined the Annual Taiwan National Sanda Competition on Dec. 27&28, 2006. Kevin Hsen took the 3rd prize in the 56KG category after a loss, and Gael Dur took the 1st prize in a special 80KG bout that he dominated from end to end. Sanda bouts are full contact bouts with three high-speed 2mn rounds without any protection, on a 6x6mt ring.
For TYB fighters this is a fantastic performance in a different discipline and without any specific preparation. Since we only got the invitation 2 weeks in advance, and were made aware of the rules at the last minute, TYB fighters put in a lot of techniques that did not award them any points. No doubt that more preparation would have boosted an even better result! These 2 trophies come in addition to the one gained at the karate & jujitsu demonstration in June, and show that Yoseikan Budo can do pretty good in any kind of situation. Unfortunately for our fighters, only a limited number of throws are allowed in sanda, and there is no real grappling and groundwork.
NATIONAL SHOTOKAN COMPETITION
JUNE 2006 - TYB TAKES 2nd PRIZE AT NATIONAL COMPETITION
On June 4, 2006, TYB was invited to join the demonstration competition at the Annual Taiwan National Karate Championships in Taipei.
The Yoseikan team composed of Kevin Hsen, Andre Van Rensburg and coach Godfrey Zwygart gave a 5-mn demonstration combining techniques from modern and traditional Budo (jujitsu and kobudo), and won the second prize. Well over 1000 spectators gave TYB’s demo a wonderful and appreciative ovation.
JUNE 2006 COMPETITION
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all who participated.
Also a big thank you to all those of our studenst who did beautiful demos in so many various styles: Eric for amazing acrobatics, Sean for the "fan" kungfu kata, John for the Penshak Silat and escrima demos, and Kevin and Timmy for the startling kicks.
A special hat-off to Kevin, who did a great job for his first competition ever, while fighting opponents that were 10 kilos (20%) over his weight.
THREE HIGH-RANKING BUDOKAS FROM JAPAN VISIT TYB
were happy to have the visit and train with the following experts on Sept
Masaki KAN (Tokyo Yoseikan President)
6th dan Yoseikan Budo - 6th dan kempo - 7th dan Aikido - 4th dan karate.
Mituhiro SATO (Hamamatsu Yoseikan president) - Bodyguard to Japanese Prime Minister.
5th dan Yoseikan Budo - 5th dan kempo - 5th dan aikido & Jujitsu- 5th dan judo - 3rd dan sumo
Kensaku SUGIYAMA (Hamamatsu Yoseikan technical director)
3rd dan Yoseikan Budo - 4th dan kempo - 3th dan aikido & Jujitsu - Professional Boxer (Japan Pro-Boxing Federation)
Left to right: Masaki KAN, Godfrey, Mituhiro SATO and Kensaku SUGIYAMA.
APRIL-2004 MASTER CLASS WITH MARIO AMBROSINI
MARIO AMBROSINI -- 6th Dan black belt and world champion 1993 -- came especially from France for a week to train students at TYB and give a special Master Class that was exceptionally open to martial artists from other clubs and federations.
Pictured here are 8 students of the Yoseikan with guests and Mario
2000 & 2002 MASTER CLASSES
WITH MITCHI MOCHIZUKI (5TH DAN) , AND YVES FONTAINE (4TH DAN)
MITCHI MOCHIZUKI (the founder's son) and YVES FONTAINE (a ground work specialist) came especially from France each for a week to train students at the Taiwan Yoseikan.
Sensei Mitchi (Son of the Founder) and Sensei Fontaine
MAY 2004 BJJ SEMINAR WITH BARET YOSHIDA
Godfrey and Tony joined the BARET YOSHIDA BJJ Sseminar in Andy Wang's dojo in Taipei. Baret is a BJJ black belt and a professional NHB fighter (Shooto, Pancrase, Suerbrawl) He is also a 3-time PAN-AM BJJ medalist and a 2-time Abu Dhabi World Championship finalist.
2005 WORLD CUP
The 2005 YOSEIKAN WORLD CUP was held May 21 at the Judo Institute in Paris, France. The large audience enjoyed an exceptional show given by both the competitors of the 11 participating nations and the experts providing brilliant demonstrations.
Left: Master Hiroo Mochizuki with Master Aosaka - Right: Tambo bout (Photos: courtesy of YWF).
Individual Competition: France is the big winner in this tournament with 15 medals in all (7 gold), followed by Italy (6) and Canada and Switzerland (5 medals each).
Team Competition: Italy won the "team" tournament, followed by Belgium and Monaco.