TRADITIONAL KARATE

Shotokan

Japan
Shotokan (Shotokan) - “house of trembling pines” or “hall of pines and sea”.Shotokan is characterised by linear movements and linear appliance of strength. Postures are low and wide. Blocks are firm. Hand strikes are strong and reversed and include hips. Ikken-Hissatsu principle (one strike outright) is the essential in Shotokan karate-do. Shotokan karate-do program has 26 various katas usually called classical ones. The important component of training is their study and practicing.

Founder

Funakosi Gichin
Funakosi Gichin
Founder

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