Yiquan

Equipment

Belt Keikogi Padded Weapons Protective Equipment

Rules

Standard competitions are comprised of three types of sparring: sude randori, emono randori, emono sude randori. There are very few prohibitions for these kinds of sparring competitions, but there are two sets of forbidden techniques.

Description

YoseiKan is a new form of marital arts that incorporates techniques from other martial arts such as judo and jujitsu. YoseiKan is a comprehensive Japanese martial art mixing elements of jujitsu, judo, karate, western boxing, and a variety of other martial arts styles. It has evolved over the years to incorporate a wider range of styles and increased emphasis on competition.

History

The name YoseiKan is derived from three Japanese words: yo meaning teaching, sei meaning truth, and kan meaning place. YoseiKan was created by Minoru Mochizuki in 1931 as a composite martial art. Mochizuki studied under and assisted the founders of judo and akido, as well as being a student of karate and koryu budo. His experiences are reflected in the sport's eclectic style, which mixes aikido, jujitsu, judo, karate, and Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto-ryu. In the 1970s his son, Hiroo Mochizuki, began introducing western elements like boxing, and an emphasis on competition. Hiroo is responsible for evolving the sport into what it is today.