Its amazing what resources are available on the internet these days. It makes obtaining information that was previously unavailable on the history and development of Karate-do easily accessible at the click of a ‘mouse’. All this new information helps us piece together the development of the art that we practice and come to a better understanding of what it is we practice and why.
Below you can find one small example to this puzzle. It is a short article originally published in the Asahi Shimbun December 4, 1941 that talks about a young Matsubayashi-ryu founder Nagamine Shoshin traveling from Okinawa to Tokyo to give a demonstration of Karate-do to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Force (1). (more…)