Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai Qatar. A proud member of Shito-Ryu Karate-Do Genbu-Kai International and the teachings of Shihan (Master) Fumio Demura Improve physical fitness, develop focus and energy, learn self-defense and experience the many benefits of a genuine martial art.

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Shihan Fumio Demura


Shihan Fumio Demura, Chief Instructor of Shito-Ryu Genbu-Kai International and Sensei Ken Nishiki, Chief Instructor of Shito-Ryu Genbu-Kai Japan visited the Qatar dojo in January 2020.

Members of the local Shotokan dojo also participated and a consulate of the Japanese Embassy brought her family and gifts from the embassy.

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Class dates and times for fall 2021 and winter 2022

If possible, classes will be held in the dance studio of Georgetown University in Education City (Qatar Foundation). We will update you later in the summer of 2021 as we know more.

History and Names

History and Names Shito-Ryu Our style of Karate-do Genbukai Our branch of Shito-ryu Master Demura Our Head instructor Master Sakagami Master Demura’s instructor Kenwa Mabuni Founder of Shito-Ryu and Master Sakagami’s Teacher Expressions of Courtesy & Respect Onegaishimasu Please (Teach/help me) Arigato Gozaimushita Thank you Sumimasen Excuse me Gomen nasai I’m Sorry Shinzen ni rei Bow to the dojo …

Dojo Etiquette

Dojo etiquette is another tradition which has been passed down since the days of Sakugawa Sensei. Dojo etiquette are the rules by which Karate practitioners are to conduct themselves. By having these rules, Karate as a whole, is brought up to a higher level of respect. Karate, was at one …

History of Shito Ryu Karate

The origin of today’s four major Japanese karate-do systems can be traced to a group of islands known as the Ryukyu Island …