I’m finally getting around to translating some of the newspaper articles I have on Karate and Kobudo. I really have too many and I doubt I’ll ever get through them all. That said, here is a short translation of an article entitled “Karatedo: Then and Now – Part I” written by Nakakichi Choboku that appeared on February 25, 1956 in the Ryukyu Shimpo. I think that some readers may enjoy reading. Please note that I didn’t bother translating the second half of the article as it relates the story of Matsumuara Sokon versus the shop keeper in their duel at the cemetery.