About Karate Karate – a traditional Japanese martial art. Literally, the term "Karate" can be translated as "the way of the empty hand", ie disarmed hand. Such writing was first suggested by Gichin Funakoshi. Karate originated in Okinawa, regularly trading with Japan and China. Martial arts were practiced in Okinawa, mainly among immigrants from China. Obviously in this environment and was born karate (incidentally, the original write "karate" could be translated as "the way of Chinese hand".
There are many legends about the fact that karate originated in response to hostile actions of the Japanese invaders on the island (in particular the prohibition production and carrying any weapons). In the early XX century, a mass emigration of the people of Okinawa in Japan (due to the difficult economic situation on the island). However, until the 1920s in Japan Karatedo was ignored … History of Style Style Karate Shito-Ryu is one of the oldest styles of Okinawan karate. The founder of the style is Kenwa Mabuni who had studied the great masters of karate-do Itosu "Anko" Yasutsune (the direction of Shuri-te) and Kanryo Higaonna (Naha-te direction). In the name of the style of Shito-Ryu encrypted first hieroglyphs of names of Itosu and Higaonna, and the emblem of Shito-Ryu uses the emblem of the family Mabuni.
Itosu was a man of great physical strength. Apart from his native Okinawan dialect of Japanese, he also spoke fluently Japanese and Chinese. There is a version that was first created by Itosu kata (forms of Chinese martial arts have been extremely difficult for the people of Okinawa). It is believed in Shito-Ryu Itosu came from the force, the linear technique, while from Higaonna – technology is soft, partly using the kinetic energy of the opponent. After the death of Mabuni Kenwa in 1952 it took over his life to the numerous disciples and followers. Original school is Shito-Ryu Shito-Kai, headed by the son of master and apprentice Keney Mabuni Manzo Iwata. The style of Shito-ryu style is among the top four major styles, which also includes the Goju-ryu, Shotokan and Wado Ryu. In the style of Shito-Ryu kata paid much attention. Shito-ryu today These days the style of Shito-Ryu is very popular. There are many varieties of sub-genres, and schools. Held Numerous national and international style competition. At the same time, athletes from the Shito-Ryu win prizes at competitions in karate obschestilevyh. Links Section Karate Shito-Ryu in Balashikha Interregional Federation of Karate-do Shito-Ryu