KARATE AKADEMIJA

“Karate Akademija” – it’s one of the most professional step-by-step education system schools of Traditional Karate in Lithuania, founded in 1996.

Founder – Rytis Bublevicius (6 Dan) which is widely known in an international Traditional Karate arena as a professional athlete and a great team coach who has developed more than 20 black belt masters and more than 10 European and World champions.

Learning basis is Fudokan – modern style of karate. Teacher of R.Bublevicius is Fudokan karate style founder and WFF executive president prof. Soke dr. Ilija Jorga (10th Dan, Serbia). They have long and great relations and cooperation that lasts for more than 25 years. For its members “Karate Akademija” provides all possibilities to participate in International Fudokan Karate Federation competition events and Championships.

For advanced members “Karate Akademija” provides an ability to study the subtleties of karate art and to widen the application possibilities of practical karate through Koryu Karate Jutsu Jissen Ryu – an old real battle style karate. R.Bublevicius has very friendly relations with an exceptional master of this ancient karate style – Kyoshi Hubert Laenen (8th Dan, Belgium), who is a chief instructor of Koryu Karate Jutsu in Europe.

To improve children coordination, health, to build self confidence is the reason why parents choose karate as a discipline for their kids. Many times parents are themselves seduced to start training karate martial art. Some of them because of their willpower and consistent training and professionalism of R.Bublevicius as their coach they even became European Champions in their older age!

Discover a champion inside of yourself through karate by becoming a part of “Karate Akademija”!

FAQ

  • What’s the difference between Fudokan and other styles of Karate?

Fudokan karate – one of the most modern and increasingly popular karate style, the official founding date is 1980. Fudokan style is combined of  modern sport karate techniques and the old traditional styles of karate, such as Shotokan, Goju-ryu, wado-ryu, Shito-ryu techniques features.

  • What is the difference between training courses in Karate Academy compared to other clubs?

We have cascade training, same as in the school, where after graduation from one class you get to the next level. Children and youth are trained by Karate Academy instructors, who have higher education.

  • How often do you have competitions and championships?

Club “Karate Academy” athletes not only actively participate in sporting events (at least 2-4 competitions per year), but also organizes their own events. These events are recurring and are well known outside of Lithuania:” Winter Cup”, ” karate masters Fudokan League”, ” Karate Academy preference”.

  • How to choose a training group? what should be taken into consideration?

Groups are divided by age and skill level.  We will advice you depending on your skill level and your preferences.

  • What groups there are?

Kids from 2 to 12 years go to the first step and advanced groups.
Adults and teenagers attend self-defense and Karate Academy professionals group.

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FUDOKAN KARATE DO

About Fudokan Karate

FUDOKAN Karate-do – an integrated system designed to develop a personality, acquiring self-confidence, emotional stability and formation of self-control.

Those who practices Fudokan, develop body control, agility and strength, responsibility and understanding for their own actions. Fudokan self-development idea is not to loose your path, moving towards your goal with firm steps.
Fudokan style of karate founded by the doctor of medical sciences, clinical physiology and sports medicine specialist Professor Ilija soke JORGA 10 Dan. He started traning karate when he was 19 years old, with his brother Vladimir Jorga, after a year he became a student of master TETSUJI Murakami and acquired his first Dan from his sensei when he was 27. Later he was thought by masters Taiji Kase and HIDETAKA Nishiyama.

Karate master Ilija Jorge – three times European champion, 15 times champion of Yugoslavia, in 1977 World Karate Championships in Tokyo he took third place in kumite and kata events. On November 15 1980, Ilija Jorga announced his den to Fudokan Karate-do Federation, which soon was approved and accepted as a traditional karate style by ITKF (International Traditional Karate Federation) and then it was approved the legendary Karate Master Sensei Nishiyama HIDETAKA.
Appendix “The Den” shows that the style belongs to traditional karate. The word “Fudo” in Japanese means “firmness, solidity, resistance” and the “kan” is translated as “house”. Put together we get “an indestructible home” or “the house with a solid foundation.” Fudokan technology is reflected in kata (jap. “Shape”) mostly taken from the Shotokan Karate style, three of them taken from Goju-Ryu and Shito-ryu style, and some were created by Sensei Ilija Jorge himself. By studying karate for over 50 years prof. I. JORGA has further enhanced the concept of Karate by applying medicine, physiology and sports technology know-how. Since he had experience in judo, he included in fudokan style throws, grasps by kimono.

Lithuania had its first contact with dr. Jorga in 1993-1994. Lithuanian representatives of Karate, R. Petkevičius, V. GOLOVAC, T. Grigaravičius, J. Žiugžda, R. BUBLEVICIUS went to karate methodological seminars in Poland, Belarus and Ukraine. The first time Professor. dr. Ilija JORGA came to Lithuania in 1995 and organized an introduction seminar of traditional karate fudokan, then until 1998 he hosted three more seminars. Lithuania established close ties with one of the strongest school in the world of traditional karate in Poland. Every year Lithuania is visited by Vice President of Traditional Karate in Poland, 4th Dan Master ANDRZEJ MACIEJEWSKI, he shares the experience for almost twenty years now. Lithuania Fudokan karate masters studied with Sensei HIDETAKA NISHYAMA and went to Sensei Ilija JORGE seminars. Lithuanians have a long tradition of sports, tournaments, both by developing and participating in international competitions. From 1995 to 1998 Vilnius was the place where the Baltic countries international tournament “Baltic Cup” was held. Since 2001 annual International Children and Youth Karate Tournament “Winter Cup” is held in Vilnius too.

Since 1996 Lithuanina Fudokan karate team has been participating in European and world, Fudokan Karate and the traditional karate championships. The first time in the history of Lithuanian Traditional Karate World Championships, Rytis Bublevicius was the first in Lithuania to be vice-champion in 2004. One of the more successful appearance of the national team was in 2007, World Karate Fudokan Championship: world champion in 17-18 years group became ARNOLDAS Sarkis (trainer R. Bublevicius), bronze medal NATALIA ARTIOMOVA (trainer J. Žiugžda) and Rytis BUBLEVICIUS. Club “Karate Academy” instructors and students in 2011 European and World Championships, won 17 medals, of which two were silver and two gold. 1996 the first black belts (1st Dan) has passed, J. Žiugžda and R. BUBLEVICIUS.  1st dan was awarded posthumously to Tom Grigaravičius (first president of Traditional Karate Fudokan Federation). In 2008, M. KLIAUZA and R. BUBLEVICIUS passed exams for the highest in the Baltic countries Fudokan Karate 4th Dan, black belt. Today Fudokan is promoted and practiced in nearly 90 countries worldwide, it is the dominant style of karate in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In 2007, after decades of work, the world Fudokan Shotokan Karate-do Federation (WTFSKF) was created. Karate Lithuania Fudokan official activities began in 1996 when durring European Fudokan Karate Championships it was accepted to international Fudokan organization.

Lithuanian Fudokan sportsmeni in 2011 renovated the contacts with Fudokan organization (WRFSKF). Lithuanian Fudokan Association was founded in 2012, RYTIS BUBLEVICIUS, 5 DAN, was elected as the president of it, members of Board – DAIVA KRASAUSKAITE, 1 Dan and DONATAS SALNA, 1 kyu.

On the summer of 2012 Fudokan style founder, sports medicine doctor, 10 Dan master Soke ILIJA JORGA has came to Lithuania after 14 years. He made a seminar in Nida, to which a big group of karate enthusiasts gathered. At the seminar there were exams for the degree of Dan. The head and instructor of the club “Karate academy” RYTIS BUBLEVICIUS has passed the highest in Baltic countries Fudokan karate 5 Dan black belt and has become the main WFF (World Fudokan Federation) instructor in Baltic countries.

In Itally, at the city of Citta di Caorle, in 2013 a decision was made to join the World Fudokan Federation (WFF). Ltihuanian Fudokan Asscociation national team has achieved important winnings in international arena and has joined the ranks of Fudokan karate elite.

In 2012 at the Europe Championship (Spala, Poland) 1 gold, 2 silver and 4 bronze medals were earned.

In 2013 at the Europe Championship (Citta di Caorle, Venice, Ittaly) 1 silver and 6 bronze medals were earned.

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About Fudokan Kata

HEIAN-OI-Kumi
This is the first and the main fusion of karate, which links all elements of the traditional kata. This form gives new opportunities to learn and study karate from the initial stage to the highest. 

It is first necessary to master the five Heiankata. Kata Heian Oi-Kumi is also the first step towards becoming a karate master. Teachers like the old JKA Sensei Taiji Kase diligently improved the Heian katas by constantly analyzing techniques and their applications. In traditional Fudokan karate katas developed in a structured form of Heian-oh-kumi. It has been adapted to Fudokan style in the early eighties. By performing Heian Oi-Kumi, within 2 minutes one reaches physical limits of endurance of his body, similar to those we face towards the end of Jiyu-kumite fighting time. The form has the main blocks, shocks, jumps, transitions – the elements that constitute Fudokan karate training. Good quality and performed Heian Oi-Kumi shows karateka’s skill level.  In order to properly master this kata karateka has to train intensely for 3-4 years. This kata features: 7-ki ai.

Taiji SHODAN

There are two main forms of these Fudokan master karate katas. Partly created by Prof.  I. Jorga teacher Sensei Taiji Kase, who used the Shotokan Karate concept to create Fudokan karate principles. In this way, one of Bu-Do rules were realized, in other words, the rule of Shu-Ha-Ri.Taiji Shodan is composed of a double blocks chain, they are carried out at three levels and becomes logically coherent whole, carried out by embu-sen, forming the letter “T”.  This kata has inherited typical elements of school of Naha-Te (Shorin-Ryu). Another kata Taiji nidan is dominated by elements from Shuri-Te (Shorin Ryu) school. Taiji Shodan kata was first performed in 1981, then it was included in the 1st Dan exams program.

KAMINARI

All the famous schools of karate has an average of 20 kata. However, over the years this number decreased to 10, because katas are closely related. Kata Kaminari analysis carried out in accordance with the original principles that were applied in Okinawa. Here we have constant changes. Fast and slow movements, strong and gentle, firm and smooth, straight and round, low and high punches, jumps and throws. Kaminari kata is similar to SEKKO-No-Ki, a spark from flint split. Kata based on performer’s lightning fast movements, so fast that there is no time for mental reaction. Speed is necessary feature of karateka: even the wisdom, strength of spirit or mental energy depends on the psychological dynamics. In short: the reaction between impulse to act and acting must be faster than the mental course of events. Kaminari kata is the best example of the principle of Mushin-No-Kokoro (unshaken wisdom / unshakeable principle of the mind) formulated by legendary fencer Yagyu MUNENORI (XVII)  This principle requires to get separated from feelings and allows for the powerful techniques that are free from mind interference. Kaminari is a fundamental kata that does not depend on style or karate school. Its name derives from the phrase of which the author was a teacher of Zen-Takuarz. “Kan–Ni–Hatsu–o–Irezu” line means the spontaneous and lightning fast performance of form, which allows you to react independently by lowering the level of consciousness. Kata Kaminari was presented to Fudokan in 1986 Karate seminar held in Budapest. It is included in 4 and 5 Dan’s examination program.

MEIKYO (ROHAI)

Creator of Meikyo kata is unknown. The emergence of this kata
in Ryu Kyu Islands archipelage is associated with the legend of the “sinking ships”, belonging to the royal fleet in China. After the ship has sunk, Meikyo creator settled in a small town of Tomari. Based on the form of kata or techniques it can be said that the concept comes from the southern Chinese territory. But to know more about it is impossible. Subsequent historical development of kata are easier to detect, especially among karatekas who were interested in this kata. The biggest merit for transferring this kata to the younger generation belong to karatekas who were students of master Gusukumy. Today, there are many variations of Meikyo (Rohai) kata. Around the middle of Nineteenth century there were two principal directions of this kata. The first line is a master of knowledge GASUKUMY to Anko Itosu (1830-1915), characterized by the school Shuri-te. Another direction is to the knowledge of GUSUKUMY Kanryo Higaonna (1851-1915), with some characteristics of Naha-Te school. With kata Meikyo (Rohai) system one should concentrate on the understanding and mastering of school Shuri-Te principles. When it comes to the external form of the kata, then there are different techniques which are characteristic to majority of styles originating from the school of Shorin-Ryu.

Nationalist movement in Japan increased between I and II World War II and forced to turn away quickly from whatever had connections with Chinese culture. Under these circumstances, Sensei Gichin Funakoshi was forced to change the names of katas from Chinese to Japanese, soRohai became Meikyo. Meikyo Shodan reflects Shuri-Te (Shorin-Ryu) school tradition so it can be called Meikyo-Shuri-Te, and Meikyo nidan has elements from Naha-Te school (Shorin-Ryu), so it can be called Meikyo-Naha-Te.Both forms included in Fudokan in eighties. Meikyo Shodan first demonstrated in 1982, and Meikyo nidan – 1988.

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DAN register

DAN (black belt) register at Lithuanian Fudokan Association (LFA) and World Fudokan Federation (WFF)

  1. RYTIS BUBLEVIČIUS: ROKU-DAN (6)
  2. GIEDRIUS ŠVETKAUSKAS: YON-DAN (4)
  3. VLADISLAV BOBIN: NI-DAN (2)
  4. SAULIUS ROČKA: NI-DAN (2)
  5. JAKUB-GUSTAV VUJČIK: NI-DAN (2)
  6. MYKOLAS BANEVIČIUS: SHO-DAN (1)
  7. ARTURAS BOBINAS: SHO-DAN (1)
  8. ROLANDAS VAIŠKŪNAS: SHO-DAN (1)
  9. SERGEJ KOLESNIKOV: SHO-DAN (1)
  10. MAKSIMAS MILTA: SHO-DAN (1)
  11. MARIJANAS VIŠNEVSKIS: SHO-DAN (1)
  12. KARINA GINKUTĖ: SHO-DAN (1)
  13. MAKSIM IVANOV: SHO-DAN (1)
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KORYU KARATE JUTSU

About Koryu Karate Jutsu Jissen Ryu

What is Koryu Karate Jutsu Jissen Ryu?

  • Koryu = the old way
  • Karate = fighting with bare hands
  • Jutsu = skill or art
  • Jissen = real fighting martial art
  • Ryu = method or the way it is been don

Koryu Karate Jutsu Jissen Ryu is the practice in karate like it was ment to be in the old day’s for self protection and others in real combat.

It is not a sport fighting art, but a true Bu Jutsu fighting way.

In sport karate you have rule’s and control to make sure not to hurt your partner in competition.

In Koryu Karate Jutsu Jissen Ryu, we have no rule’s and all is possible , punch, kick, throw, sweep, vital points, choking, joint lock , weapons etc…but we control in practice but not in real combat.

The bunkai in kata is a very important practice and study to preserve the old (koryu) and original meaning in the kata.

Defending against more people then one with and without weapons is practiced.

The knowledge in Kyusho jutsu is a must for all also healing and meditation must be studied.

Koryu Karate Jutsu Jissen ryu is to go back in time and keep the old Karate spirit alive in modern times.

There is no limit but the sky, so all karate style and other bu jutsu are welcome in our seminars!

Mutual respect, love and happiness are highly recommended and a open mind to learn from all good things in live!

Enjoy each day and see you on a seminar one day!

With love, Hubert Laenen Kyoshi Chief Instructor 8°Dan.


The only one Koryu Karate Jutsu Jissen Ryu representative (Schibucho) in Lithuania is Rytis Bublevicius (6 Dan (Fudokan Karate), 2 Dan (Koryu Karate)).

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CLASSES

Gradual education system is applied in “Karate Akademija”.

FIRST STEP

Group is dedicated for children age from 4 to 8 years.

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The program:

  • basics of Fudokan karate;
  • concentration and discipline development exercises;
  • proper posture prophylaxis;
  • mobility games;
  • preparation for the initial qualification degree;
  • a medical certificate is required on the state of health;
  • visitor agreement is necessary.
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CLUB TEAM

Group is dedicated for youth age from 9 to 15 years and older.

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The program:

  • Fudokan Karate program for advanced members;
  • concentration and discipline development exercises;
  • protection is mandatory;
  • preparation and participation in the competition
  • a medical certificate is required on the state of health;
  • visitor agreement is necessary.
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SELF-DEFENSE

Self-defence group trainings are dedicated only to adults.

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The program:

  • practice of Koryu Karate Jutsu;
  • functional karate workout;
  • self-defense + MMA;
  • protection is mandatory;
  • preparation and participation in the competition
  • a medical certificate is required on the state of health;
  • visitor agreement is necessary.
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INSTRUCTORS

SERGEJ KOLESNIKOV

1 DAN

Instructor for an “Advanced” group.

Personal information

  • Date of birth: 30-th of January;
  • Experience in karate: since 1990;
  • Experience in athletics: 1986 – 1996;
  • Member of National Practical Shooting Association;

Education / position held:

  • Higher police shcool;
  • Mobile team officer;
  • Instructor of the club “Karate Akademija”.
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Sports achievements

  • Lithuanian Fudokan Cup 1996, 2-nd place (Vilnius);
  • Winter Cup 2014, 4-th place (Vilnius);
  • Fudokan karate masters league 2014, 5-8 place (Neringa);
  • Fudokan karate masters league 2015, 5-8 place (Neringa);
  • Sho-Dan (1 Dan) 2016, examiner Soke Ilija Jorga (10 Dan).
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RYTIS BUBLEVIČIUS

6 DAN

“Karate Akademija” president & instructor for club team & self-defence groups.

Personal information

  • Date of birth: 18-th of August;
  • Experience in karate: since 1988;
  • Licensed KKSD instructor since 2006;
  • World Fudokan Federation (WFF) international class instructor since 2008;
  • International category judge (category B) license since 2008;
  • Chief WFF instructor in the Baltic States since 2012;
  • Koryu Karate Jutsu Jissen Ryu instructor in Lithuania since 2016.

Education / position held:

  • Bachelor of Law, Major of the Internal Service;
  • President of the club “Karate Academy”;
  • President of the Fudokan Association of Lithuania since 2012.
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Sports achievements

  • 8-th times Lithuanian Champion;
  • European Fudokan Karate Championship 2000, 3-rd place (Lublin, Poland);
  • World Traditional Karate Championship 2004, 2-nd place (Davos, Switzerland);
  • European Cup 2006, 3-rd place (Lublin, Poland);
  • European Fudokan Karate Championship 2007, 3-rd place (Koper, Slovenia);
  • World Fudokan Karate Championship 2007, 3-rd place (Lodz, Poland);
  • World Traditional Karate Championship 2008, two 2-nd places (Vilnius, Lithuania);
  • Absolute Lithuanian Champion 2009 (kata, kumite, fuku-go);
  • 5-th World Traditional Karate Cup 2009, 3-rd place (Start Wies, Poland);
  • 29-th European Traditional Karate Championship 2009, 3-rd place (Casale Monferrato, Italy);
  • „Goodwill“ Karate Tournament 2010, 2-nd place (Dojo-Stara Wies, Lenkija);
  • European Fudokan Shotokan Karate Championship 2013, 3-rd place (Citta di Caorle, Venecija, Italy);
  • European Fudokan Karate Championship 2015, 1-st, 2-nd and 3-rd place (Neapoli, Italy).

Qualifying Ratings:

  • Sho-Dan (1 Dan) 1996, examiner prof. dr. Ilija Jorga (7 Dan) (Fudokan Karate);
  • Ni-Dan (2 Dan) 1998, examiner prof. dr. Ilija Jorga (8 Dan) (Fudokan Karate);
  • San-Dan (3 Dan) 2004, examiner Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama (9 Dan) (Traditional Karate);
  • Yon-Dan (4 Dan) 2008, examiner Soke Ilija Jorga (10 Dan) (Fudokan Karate);
  • Go-Dan (5 Dan) 2012, examiner Soke Ilija Jorga (10 Dan) (Fudokan Karate);
  • Roku-Dan (6 Dan) 2015, examiner Soke Ilija Jorga (10 Dan) (Fudokan Karate);
  • Sho-Dan (1 Dan) 2017, examiner Kyoshi Hubert Laenen (8 Dan) (Koryu Karate Jutsu Jissen Ryu);
  • Ni-Dan (2 Dan) 2017, examiner Kyoshi Hubert Laenen (8 Dan) (Koryu Karate Jutsu Jissen Ryu).
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EVENTS

17-TH INTERNATIONAL KARATE TOURNAMENT FOR KIDS & YOUTH "WINTER CUP 2018"

March 3-rd, Karaimu str. 73,Trakai

KORYU KARATE JUTSU SEMINAR WITH HUBER LAENEN

5-7-th of October, Vilnius

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IMPORTANT

FUDO-GI

Members of “Karate Akademija” could obtain an official Fudokan karate outfit-kimono (FUDO-GI). Price: €110,-

WFF BUDO PASSPORT

WFF Budo passport is dedicated to capture results and achievements in Fudokan karate and is issued by an official representative of Lithuania. Price: €10,-

KORYU-GI

Members of “Karate Akademija” could obtain a Koryu Karate Jutsu outfit-kimono (KORYU-GI). Price: €85,-

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