If you wanted to study Karate under a master in Japan, you had to prove yourself worthy. Your character, patience and INITIATION AU KARATE PDF was tested through various tasks and chores. New students regularly drop by my dojo to watch a class or try a free lesson, and sometimes they even demand to learn certain tournament katas or progress through ranks at their own pace. That said, I like some aspects from both eras.

But how did we get to this point? And if you ask my friend Jamie Clubb, the history is complex. This is a huge article, so make sure you have lots of time! I hope this piece will bring clarity to how socioeconomical, cultural and political influences have shaped the history of Karate.