Published On: Fri, May 31st, 2019

Black Belt Sparring in Shotokan Karate

Shōtōkan is a style of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi and his son Gigo Funakoshi. Gichin was born in Okinawa and is widely credited with popularizing “karate do” through a series of public demonstrations, and by promoting the development of university karate clubs, including those at Keio, Waseda, Hitotsubashi, Takushoku, Chuo, Gakushuin, and Hosei.

Kumite for Shotokan karate practitioners is always controlled, speed and accuracy is the key.

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