Wado Kai in the News

Wado, Hidenori Otuska, Goju-ryu, Vancouver, BC, Kitsilano, Kobudo
Students demonstrating board breaking

The last blog post about Matsubayashi ryu founder Nagamine Shoshin seemed to be popular among readers. So today I thought I would present a short newspaper article on Wado-ryu founder Otsuka Hironori and his students doing a public demonstration in the early 1950s. There’s nothing incredibly insightful about this article, but it’s still provides a glimpse of how Karate was being portrayed after WWII. Of note was the fact that foreigners were among the spectators.