In the sixteenth century, a principle of hierarchy was introduced in the Japanese martial arts under the name “Menkyo”. The master was then giving his disciple a certificate in the form of a calligraphed roll, testifying the technical and mental Lire la suite The true meaning of Karate ranks
Shōtōkan Karate is the most popular style in the world (80% of karate federation members practice this style in France). On an international level, the World Karate Federation (WKF) recognizes four schools of karate: Gōjū-ryū, Shitō-ryū, Shōtōkan, and Wadō-ryū. However, Lire la suite What is the very best style of karate?