Fashion – Okinawa Style

Vancouver, Karate, Goju, Uechi, Shotokan, Kitsilano, Kobudo, Lessons, Dojo
Elderly Shizoku – Ryukyu Kingdom

The other day my friend Joe Swift responded to a post on Facebook about principles of analysing the techniques found in classical Karate-do kata. In his response he mentioned the the importance of understanding the historical context in which kata were developed, including the clothing that people wore. I thought I would go into a bit more detail about that as it may clarify a few things about the meaning of Karate-do kata that have been passed down to us. Otherwise, as my friend Joe said, you may end up super-imposing MMA or Krav Maga applications on top of the kata when they don’t belong there.

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