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Karate’s Secret Techniques: Net property balance.

There was a topic raised online whether “primarily karate organizations/associations are businesses.” Here’s a perspective. The Japan Karatedo Federation (English: Japan Karatedo Federation or JKF) is a public interest incorporated foundation (kōeki shadan hōjin 公益社団法人). Such a “Public Interest Incorporated … Continue reading

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The Kobudō circles unite in an association, based on common interests

In postwar Okinawa the representatives of karate established the OKINAWA KARATE-DŌ RENMEI in May 1956 (see also my other article).  The styles were Uechi-ryū, Gōjū-ryū, Shōrin-ryū and Matsubayashi-ryū. As a result, systematization of the styles was gradually pushed forward. In … Continue reading

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