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.