What is old style karate?

“The number of individuals who really understand the nature of karate is extremely small. Furthermore, since karate is ever advancing, it is no longer possible to speak of the karate of today and the karate of a decade ago in the same breath. Accordingly, even fewer realize that karate in Tokyo today is almost completely…

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Video: kakedameshi, historical teachings of karate and hontou bunkai

Among the various sources of Muidokan research are the historical teachings of ancient karate. Some of those teachings used to be transmitted exclusively through oral traditions (kuden 口伝) between generations of practitioners. Other teachings have been recorded in texts over a few decades at least since the 19th century by Okinawan masters. Whatever the method…

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Bunkai – Pinan Nidan (collab w/ Noah Legel’s Karate Obsession)

In this video you can watch applications for the first part of Pinan Nidan kata (a close relative to Shotokan’s Heian Shodan). It comes from the research by Muidokan founder Samir Berardo, aimed at understanding the true fighting meaning of kata (hontou bunkai 本当分解). For this video, Samir had the kind collaboration of Noah Legel…

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Old Style Karate Seminar in São Paulo-Brazil!

Muidokan Karate Kenkyukai and Blog Puro Karate have the pleasure to invite you to the Old Style Karate Seminar: the effectiveness of historical applications for self-defense, which will be instructed by Sensei Samir Berardo, presenting the historical form of karate practiced in Ryuukyuu (Okinawa) before the modernization of the art, brought back through a strict…

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