Tribute on year after.
On April 28th, 2020 Yoshinao Nanbu Doshu Soke passed away.
COVID restrictions have prevented us and still prevent us from paying a public tribute to him at the height of who he was, what he stood for and what he still stands for and for what he has carried out and created, both in Nanbudo and in karate and Budo in general.
We had started thinking about organizing a big event on April 28th, 2021 that we would have prepared in collaboration with the French Karate Federation, big names in Martial Arts, with an international impact, but this is not possible yet.
We all hope to be able to pay tribute to him during the training course in Playa de Aro this summer if the international health situation allows it.
The Cameroonian Federation of Nanbudo is organizing a tribute to Doshu during a training course taking place from April 1st to 3rd. Doshu has invested a lot in Africa where he has made many trips and led many training courses. The WNF will delegate members of its Bureau and of the International Technical Commission to the extent of what is authorized by the countries where their members live.
We propose for those who wish, on April 28th at 8 p.m. French time, depending on the possibilities of each and the health rules issued in each country, to meet all together, in unison, where we are, alone, with others, in a dojo, in video, or other, to say the Mantra of Nanbudo 108 times.
We had done it to accompany him on May 12th, we hope to do it as well on Thursday evening at the international training course in Playa de Aro around the rock he loved so much.
Na Mu Tai Tan Han Dan Sei No Sei :
For those who do not know it, to simplify the most, this mantra is related to the seven forces of Nanbudo and explained in his books:
NA Nanbudo, body and mind
MU Mugen, empty, nothing, universe, infinite
TAI Tai Ryoku, body
TAN Tan Ryoku, courage
HAN Handan Ryoku, discernment
DAN Danko Ryoku, action
SEI Sei Ryoku, positive energy
NO No Ryoku, intellectual skill
SEI Sei Ryoku, vitality (pronounce « se » a tonal accent)
The sounds, the words with the meaning given to them, support for meditation, and beyond time and space, to meet together, with him, for a moment full of emotions, sensations, sadness and joy, unspeakable.
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