Karate-Do Nyumon

Ranked #19 in Karate, Ranked #58 in Martial Arts

Karate-do Nyumon literally means a passage through the gates of the Karate way - in other words, an introduction to the world of Karate. Karate-do Nyumon is the result of Master Funakoshi's wish to clarify Karate thought and practice for those who know nothing about it. It comprises unpublished writings from the years before his death in 1957, together with simplified kata - sequences of movements - synthesized by Funakoshi from the traditional Okinawa Karate-do kata, for beginners. In his description of what Karate is, the Master describes the history of Karate - its origins in the ancient... more

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