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Karate History

Anything dealing with history of budo, karate, Shotokan karate, Shuto Karate, or our members’ experiences.

What we practice (h/t The Karate Nerd)

What we practice (h/t The Karate Nerd)

Jesse Enkamp, the so-called “Karate Nerd” over in Sweden, has posted a video about “the three kinds of karate.” Enkamp gives a concise and accurate description of the evolution of karate’s purposes from its Okinawan roots to its first appearance as an Olympic sport next summer in Tokyo. The three types, corresponding roughly to late-18th and 19th centuries, early-mid 20th…

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The Bygone Days of Karate in America

The Bygone Days of Karate in America

I only met the founder of Shuto Karate Club, Louis Rabouin (pictured above at center), once, about a year before he passed away in 2011. We had a class in our club’s headquarters dojo in Skippack (at the time there was only Skippack and Hatfield) and Rabouin Shihan sat in a chair and watched. I remember him sternly correcting my…

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