The picture shows the japanese letter for dojo as well as the latin letters dojo. Dojo is the place where karateka train.
The picture shows Dojo kun in Kanji and Romanji.


Goshin-jutsu (護身術) means “art of self-defense”. Unlike point fighting goshin-jutsu applies the whole variety of Karate techniques. It focuses on real-life situations and how to master them. Therefore, it also applies knee and elbow strikes, […]

The picture shows the term Hikite.

History of Shotokan

Shotokan karate has been developed since the 1920´s. Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957), an assistant teacher trained in Chinese and Japanese philosophy from Okinawa, and his son Yoshitaka (Gigo) Funakoshi (1906–1945) formulated the foundational principles of the. […]