Shotokan Karate is considered traditional Japanese karate.
This style of karate has it's roots in Okinawa, but was brought
to Japan by Gichin Funakoshi, after a demonstration in front of
the Japanese Emperor. Funakoshi Sensei was a school teacher and
poet, whose pen name was Shoto. His style of karate was named after
the training hall where he practiced, the house of shoto, the
Shoto-Kan. It is a hard, linear style of karate with a focus on
self-defense and development of character. It's ultimate aim is
the perfection of character through the perfection of technique.
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Last Updated: January 16, 2018