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Karate Do as a Martial Art: War or Peace?

By Marco Sanna The Origin of Karate Do as Martial Art Back in the days, martial arts prepared warriors for hand-to-hand combat. Self-protection was paramount. In such a system was little room for art, spiritualism, […]

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Shotokan Karate Philosophy – Diverse and Confusing

By Dr. Christian Tribowski Have you ever found yourself in a deep discussion about Shotokan Karate Philosophy? Have you ever felt torn apart between different aspects of Shotokan like bushido on the one hand and […]

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Pearl of wisdom

Don’t we love all the intellectual and mythic comments of our Japanese Karate Sensei? 技とは無から生ずる瞬間的和の芸術 Waza towa Mu kara shozuru shunkanteki Wa no Geijutsu A Waza is a Harmony of Art arising instantaneously from Nothingness […]

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The origin of Karate

So Karate means “Empty Hand”. At least today it does. But that was not always the case. How come that experienced practitioners start using Kobudo weapons as well? Not so empty handed any more. Well, […]