Hey fellow Karateka, I thought some might enjoy this picture. It comes from a book I recently purchased by Toyama Kanken and translated by Tobey Standbury. It seems to be circa 1949 and I though it was interesting. It seems that American journalist were interviewing Toyama and he described his Karate in this way. My question is, do you in your art, have any of these descriptions in common? One that I noticed, is the fencing, I think the explosive straight line attack that you find in fencing can be seen in Karate. So far this is the only concept that I mulled over. What do you guys think, are there any simaliarities between these concepts and your art?