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Keinosuke Enoeda - Unsu

Posted by on Friday, July 27, 2018, In : Photography 

Keinosuke Enoeda, former Chief Instructor of the Karate Union of Great Britain, performing the kata unsu. 

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Hienori Otsuka

Posted by on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, In : Photography 

Hienori Otsuka - Founder of Wado-Ryu Karate

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Hirokazu Kanazawa

Posted by on Friday, March 9, 2018, In : Photography 

Hirokazu Kanazawa 

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Kenwa Mabuni

Posted by on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, In : Photography 

Kenwa Mabuni founder of Shito-Ryu karate, photographed in 1938.

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Jumping Spinning Back Kick - Unsu

Posted by on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, In : Photography 

Mikazuki geri (crescent kick) flowing into sempu geri (jumping whirlwind kick) and ending with fuse no shisei (going to ground position) from the kata Unsu.

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Gichin Funakoshi - Gankaku

Posted by on Monday, January 15, 2018, In : Photography 

Sensei Gichin Funakoshi performing the characteristic crane-like technique from the kata Gankaku.


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Karate Kick

Posted by on Sunday, January 17, 2016, In : Photography 

A karateka breaking bricks with a front kick.

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Winter Training with Mas Oyama

Posted by on Saturday, September 12, 2015, In : Photography 

Mas Oyama, founder of Kyokushin karate, leading his students in some winter training.

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Tekki Shodan - Gichin Funakoshi

Posted by on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, In : Photography 

Still photos of Gichin Funakoshi taken while performing Tekki Shodan.

More photos of Sensei Funakoshi performing Tekki Shodan
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Sosai Masutatsu 'Mas' Oyama

Posted by on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, In : Photography 

The legendary Sosai Masutatsu 'Mas' Oyama, founder of kyokushin karate.

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Mas Oyama Makiwara Training

Posted by on Monday, August 19, 2013, In : Photography 

A young Masutatsu “Mas” Oyama training on a makiwara board c.1954.
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Mas Oyama - Fighting a Bull

Posted by on Thursday, July 18, 2013, In : Photography 

Sensei Mas Oyama, who had 52 fights with bulls, killing 3 outright and cutting off the horns of the rest with his knife hand strike.
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Eisuke Akamine and Taira Shinken

Posted by on Sunday, July 14, 2013, In : Photography 

Master Eisuke Akamine (left) and Master Taira Shinken training with traditional Okinawan
karate weapons, the bo staff and the tonfa respectively.

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Chojun Miyagi & Juhatsu Kyoda

Posted by on Sunday, June 9, 2013, In : Photography 

A young Chojun Miyagi and Juhatsu Kyoda practising what appears to be an
application of the Okinawan kata Saifa.

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Gichin Funakoshi - Shuto Uke

Posted by on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, In : Photography 

Gichin Funakoshi executing a shuto uke (knife hand block)

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Sensei Gichin Funakoshi Demonstrating Basics

Posted by on Thursday, December 6, 2012, In : Photography 

Sensei Gichin Funakoshi demonstrating some basic karate moves.

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Anko Itosu - 1908

Posted by on Sunday, September 9, 2012, In : Photography 

Anko Itosu (just left of centre sporting a big white moustache), at a martial arts exhibition in 1908.

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Sensei Anko Itosu with Kenwa Mabuni & Gichin Funakoshi

Posted by on Saturday, August 25, 2012, In : Photography 

Sensei Anko Itosu (with the glasses), pictured with some of his students including
Kenwa Mabuni (standing) & Gichin Funakoshi (to Itosu's left).

Date: c.1880.

Update - Having recently read an article on it has come to my attention that Kenwa Mabuni can not be in this picture as he was not born until 1889, 21 years after Gichin Funakoshi. It seems likely that the boy seated is in fact Funakoshi though there is some doubt as to weather or not it is Anko Itosu sat be...
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Training at Shuri Castle

Posted by on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, In : Photography 

Training at Shuri Castle c.1938. Photographed by Nakasone Genwa

The History of Okinawan Karate
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Early Karate Training in Japan

Posted by on Tuesday, July 31, 2012, In : Photography 

Students of karate training on a roof top in Japan c.1934

The History of Okinawan Karate
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Chojun Miyagi Training (1929)

Posted by on Monday, July 30, 2012, In : Photography 

Chojun Miyagi (1888-1953), Founder of Goju-ryu teaching in Okinawa
Picture taken in 1929

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