The picture shows the japanese letter for dojo as well as the latin letters dojo. Dojo is the place where karateka train.


Goshin-jutsu (護身術) means “art of self-defense”. Unlike point fighting goshin-jutsu applies the whole variety of Shotokan techniques. It focuses on real-life situations and how to master them. Therefore, it also applies knee and elbow strikes, […]

The picture shows the term Hikite.

History of Shotokan

Shotokan karate has been developed since the 1920´s. Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957), an assistant teacher trained in Chinese and Japanese philosophy from Okinawa, and his son Yoshitaka (Gigo) Funakoshi (1906–1945) formulated the foundational principles of the. […]

The picture shows the letter anf Japanese kanji for Ippon.