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Gichin Funakoshi 20 Guiding Principles Of Karatedo Niju Kun

Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan karate, laid out the Twenty Precepts of Karate (Niju kun), which are there as a guide for all karateka to follow and adhere to. These principles form the foundations Shotokan karate. These twenty principles were based heavily on Bushido and Zen. The principles allude to notions of respect, […]

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Master Anko Itosu and His Ten Precepts of Karate

Master Anko Itosu was a very important person in the development of Shotokan karate, he was probably the first person to practice a karate that resembles the type of Shotokan karate that is practiced today. He was responsible for taking the martial art from being a secretive, behind closed doors art, to being practiced by […]