Happo Kumite

Happo kumite (八方組み手) means literally “all sides” or “four ordinal directions” kumite. Hence, happo kumite increases the complexity of kumite in a way that it adds opponents. The amount of opponents and angles of attack […]

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. […]