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Die Stellung für den Zweikampf (Kumite kamae 組手構え)

Die Darstellung unten zeigt die Stellung für den Zweikampf (kumite kamae 組手構え), wie sie offenbar von Mabuni Kenwa damals (1938) vorgesehen war. Dabei stehen sich beide Opponenten in der gleichen Positur gegenüber, nämlich mit dem linken Bein vorne, dem linken … Continue reading

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Karate and Western-style military training

The Motobu-ryū blog just published an interesting article entitled “Mai no Te and Fluidity.” In it there is a short note mentioning the influence of Western-style military training (heishiki taisō 兵式体操) on the practice of early modern karate. Find corresponding short … Continue reading

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110 YEARS AGO: THE MODERN CHARACTERS FOR KARATE ARE USED FOR THE FIRST TIME!!!

Hanashiro Chōmo (1869–1945) was an Okinawan soldier (infantry) and a physical education and Karate teacher at the Middle School in Shuri. In 1905 he created the basic text book called “Karate Kumite” as a manual for teaching Karate at school. … Continue reading

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