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Karate 空手
« on: December 21, 2016, 06:49:01 pm »
Despite the common belief by many who do not practice karate that it is an ancient Japanese art, it's rather a new creation. The birth place of Karate is the largest of the Ryukyu islands, Okinawa where Karate was first born. Karate was first brought to Okinawa by merchants who traveled to China and were trained in some of the Chinese martial arts.

Karate was first brought to Japan in the early 1920s when the Japanese Athletic Association held an event and to make it more interesting they invited one of the well know Okinawa Karate masters Funakoshi Gichin. Funakoshi accepted the invitation and compiled a very exciting demonstration. The demonstration was also seen by the found the of Judo, Gigoro Kano who was impressed and asked Funakoshi not to return to Okinawa but rather start teaching the art of Karate in Japan. Funakoshi decided it would be a great opportunity to bring Karate outside of Okinawa and let others know about it. Little did he know at this time that he will never again return to his home land.

Funakoshi began teaching and his school, which he named 'Shotokan', began to grow more and more. Many famous future masters studied in Funakoshi's school but later most created their own styles which often closely resembled Shotokan but with slight variations. Some of the most important changes were in the forms - also known as 'kata' - where most instructor stressed different techniques.

Most Japanese Karate styles root in Shotokan and are the variation of this one style. Image below shows the founder of modern Japanese karate, Funakoshi along with a few old images.
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 11:00:41 pm »
I also practised karate in the style: Kyokushin Karate and that was an awesome very effective style
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 05:49:19 pm »
Oyama M. was one of the great karate masters of all time who proven himself hundreds of times. OSS!
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 05:20:41 am »
I've practiced karate for 6 years and now I'm thinking about trying krav maga. Has anyone tried it? read this if you don't know what krav maga is http://thewowstyle.com/modern-martial-arts-for-self-defence/

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 06:45:30 am »
Hi Leon ... welcome to the forum, thanks for joining.

I myself have not heard of it yet but sounds like a great system to learn, I know the Israeli military systems are very effective self defense systems. Please let us know how it goes once you start training.

For other people who also have not heard of this system yet I post the description:
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This is a more modern kind of self-defence. Where did itcome from and what is in the very core of it? Krav Maga is a full-contact fighting system and is considered to be one of the best martial arts oriented toself-defence. This self-defence system was developed and actively used in the Israel Defense Forces. Therefore, the country from where this type of martial arts takes place is Israel. Nowadays Krav Maga is also actively practised. One of the best masters, who developed his own method of training,is Mikhail Peleg. He is a military instructor who will effectively teach you how to apply this martial art in practice.
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