The Other Ryukyukan

I think most Karateka are familiar with the Ryukyukan located in Fuzhou. The Ryukyukan served…

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Yamaguchi Gogen & Goju-ryu

There have been numerous articles about Goju Kai founder Yamaguchi Gogen over the decades, but…

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Yamaguchi Gogen with his son Goshi


Oral history tells us that in the early 20th century at the dojo of Higaonna…

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Karate Styles

Japan has culturally and historically been an ordered and hierarchical society. Therefore it comes as…

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Toyama (Oyadomari) Kanken overseeing practice