KARATEDO HISTORY

Ankoh Itosu   Chibana Chosin   Shugoro Nakazato

 

In ancient budo history "the island of Okinawa" has been acknowledged as the "birth place" and the sanctuary of Traditional Karate Do; Originally known as "Tode" it's history profoundly forged in Fujian China; where the traditional fighting skills and philosophies were passed down to the Ryu Kyuan people.

Shuri-te (首里手Okinawan: Suidii) is a pre- World War ll term for a type of martial art indigenous to the area around Shuri, the old capital city of the Ryukyu Kingdom.Shuri-Te is the name of the particular type of Okinawan martial art that developed in the Shuri, the ancient capital of Okinawa.

One of the early Okinawan masters, To-De Sakugawa (1733-1815) is credited as being one of the initial importers of Chinese martial arts to Okinawa, in particular to Shuri, where he started the development of the Shuri-Te style of Okinawan martial arts.

In years ahead Karate Do would be introduced into Mainland Japan by the Okinawan Karate Do Masters. Today our traditional schools of classical Karate Do are founded, and mirrored on these time honoured teaching's and philosophies' of the Okinawan Masters; who were the original founders of "Traditional Karate Do."

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