What is Muidokan?

Founded by researcher and bunkai expert Samir Berardo, Muidokan Karate Kenkyukai is a society of people passionate about karate, with the purpose of researching, practicing, preserving and promoting this art in its original form (ie non-sport, competitive or merely aesthetic, but instead as a complete system of training and fighting for the preserving of life…

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Samir Berardo

Father, husband and citizen. Translator with various published works, chief instructor of Muidokan Karate Kenkyukai and old style karate (toude) researcher, with emphasis on bunkai (the study of the meaning of kata movements – focus on the Shurite/Suidi kata branch). Samir is a black belt in Shotokan karate and Kukkiwon taekwondo, and has practiced Shorin-ryu…

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Muidokan Karate Kenkyukai

Since its development in the Kingdom of Ryukyu (in the region where today is the Japanese prefecture of Okinawa) to the present day, the martial art that we now know as “karate” underwent major transformations. Originally, it consisted of a complete system of traditions, knowledge, methods and highly effective techniques for hand-to-hand fighting and preservation…

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