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The Secret of the Way of the Karatedō (1 / 3): What is the Way

The Way, Master Funakoshi followed it since its beginnings around the year 1880, on the island of Okinawa. Others have been practiced before him, and so can we. The Way is indispensable to the practice of Karate - to that of "Art" as Gichin Funakoshi said - that is why Karatedō was born.

We have seen that the roots of the Karate Way derive in part from Buddhist values ​​- Bodhi and Saṃsāra - and that the Karatedō starts from the body to reach the spirit and unite the two. Let us now try to describe what the Way is, from the description given by Master Funakoshi.

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The Twenty Precepts of Karateo

Master Gichin Funakoshi in his quest to guide the karate practitioner has left us a collection of 20 precepts to apply daily. Any karateka must follow its basic principles which are just as important if not ...

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Is Karate a war art ???

In the preamble of the article on Taikyoku Nidan, I suggested that Karate was an art of war. However, following this article, I had a lot of reactions because some people think it's wrong. To be clear ...