Kyoshi Tyraus Farrelly is Shinan Alenaddaf's most senior ranked student, studying Kan Zen Ryu Karate for over 30 years. Like his Instructors, he has also trained with and studied many other styles of martial arts over this time. He is a 3 times National Open Black Belt Champion and a 5 times state champion.
Kyoshi Tyraus was the Head NSW State Coach for the National All Styles for 8 years, training many State and National Champions.
He held the position of State Technical Commissioner for the Australian Martial Arts Championships (AMAC), for 2 years before being promoted to his current position as the National Technical Commissioner for AMAC, & the International Technical Commissioner for WMAC, (World Martial Arts Championships) in 2010.
He was also a National Team Member for the World Karate Championships in 1996.
Kyoshi Tyraus is responsible for the development of the “Karate Goals Booklet”, unique to Kan Zen Ryu Karate Association of Australia, and has contributed to the evolution of Kan Zen Ryu Karate in Australia by exploring and introducing simple concepts which help students discover the “links” between basic and advanced techniques. The techniques found in Kan Zen Ryu Karate, such as advanced trapping, securing, grappling & take-downs will also be explored on the many video links planned for this site.
The head and founder of Kan Zen Ryu Karate-Do Dr. F. Varasteh is a 10th Dan with a Soke Title, (Head & Founder). He has spent his lifetime studying the Martial Arts, in over 50 years of study he has trained with many of the World’s most famous Masters. Drawing from his vast experience in many different fighting systems, Dr. Varasteh has developed one of the most comprehensive and practical Martial Arts systems in the World today. Based on a scientific and logical breakdown of all aspects of Karate, students are encouraged to question, so as to gain a complete understanding of the techniques, principals and philosophies of Karate-Do. In this way Kan Zen Ryu is constantly evolving, and is one of the most progressive and effective Martial Arts systems in the World.
Essentially Kan-Zen-Ryu is the evolution and synthesis of 4 famous styles of Okinawan Karate:
1. Shorinji Ryu (Kori Hisataka)
2. Wado-Ryu (H. Ohtsuka)
3. Go-Ju-Ryu (G. Yamaguchi)
4. Ishin-Ryu (T. Shimabuku)
Homa, as he likes to be called, started Karate in 1964 at the age of 13 in Teran, Iran. He was amongst the first students to receive a shodan (Black Belt) in Kan Zen Ryu, and trained directly under the head and founder, Soke Farhad Varasteh. He was 3 times National and undefeated Karate Champion of Iran, up until the time he left to study medicine in India in 1970. Shinan Alenaddaf was the first person to introduce Karate to India and instructed Kan Zen Ryu Karate classes up until 1972 when he started a new life in Australia.
Homa has taught Karate in Australia ever since, and is one of the highest ranking Kan Zen Ryu Karate instructors in the World, holding a Shichi Dan 7th Deg Black Belt.
He is the head and founder of Kan Zen Ryu Karate Do Australia. Like his Instructor, Shinan Alenaddaf has studied the techniques of many styles, searching for the truth by constantly questioning and analysing the mechanics and principals of each technique. Through his studies he has added to the evolution of Kan Zen Ryu, by introducing the principals and strategies of grappling and joint locks. Shinan Alenaddaf is also responsible for introducing a system of shifting which is unique to Kan Zen Ryu. Following the principals of body mechanics, balance and body weight transfer it is an extremely simple, dynamic, and effective form of movement.
"Vital point striking, throws, takedowns, submissions, ground fighting, all forms of self-defence and all ranges of fighting are right there in our basics”, says Kyoshi Farrelly.
"We need only discover the application potential of each technique, a block is not just a block, our stances do more than provide balance & transportation, and a kick or punch has far greater potential than just merely striking!"
"If we look at the mechanics of each technique and consider every movement of the body as part of the application, then we discover what lies beyond basics. We discover the true potential of Karate to be a comprehensive self-defence system in all ranges and situations".
This is part of my personal journey, re-discovering, what I believe is the "old karate", before tournaments, and before the introduction of any Karate syllabus. In those earlier days there was just "movement potential" and the different real life self-defence scenarios that techniques were developed for. What looked at first glance a simple technique, had many possible real world applications!
About Your Instructor
Head & Founder of Kan Zen Ryu
Head Founder of Kan Zen Ryu Australia
The Importance of The Basics
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