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  1. Ivan

    Fundamental differences between Karate and Kung Fu

    Hey guys, I am writing a dissertation on Chinese influences on the origins of Karate in Okinawa. I have began comparing Kung Fu to Karate and come to the conclusion that due to the large amount of substyles in each martial art, I can't compare techniques. Instead, I must compare movements...
  2. Ivan

    Introduction on my dissertation on Karate

    So I recently made a post asking for help on writing a dissertation. I have chosen to specifically write about how Kung Fu and relations between China and Okinawa impacted the origins of Karate in Okinawa. Here is my introduction. Please, leave some constructive criticism below. I would love to...
  3. Ivan

    I need help writing a dissertation on the origins of Okinawan Karate

    I am doing an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) in the UK, and I have chosen to write a dissertation on the origins of Okinawan Karate, and I was hoping that different history experts could assist me in doing so. For starters, I need to find some good sources, that can be cross-referenced to...
  4. S

    Taekwondo isn't from Karate, it's from Korean Gwonbub that existed for 300 years

    Taekwondo isn't from Karate, it's from Korean Gwonbub that existed for 300 years. Taekwondo isn't from Karate. It's a misconception from how some called Taekwondo Toudi like they called Taekyun Judo, Jiujitsu with linguistic influence during Japanese occupation. Byungin Yoon, the father of...
  5. Anarax

    New Member

    Hello, I've been training in Martial Arts for over 10 years. I have studied Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Brazilian and some European Martial Arts. I've taught fencing for 2 years at the college level. I'm heavily involved in Martial Arts history and understanding the historical context...
  6. ahmad abou taleb

    Karate history

    Karate (蝛箸) (English /krti/) is a martial art developed on the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It developed from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands (called te ()) under the influence of Chinese martial arts, particularly Fujian White Crane.兩沛arate is now...
  7. Mattattack

    Book Recommendations!

    Hello all, I'm soliciting recommendations for books on martial arts! In particular I am very interested in books on Traditional Chinese Martial Arts and I am more interested in histories and analsyses than how-to books. Here are some that I like The Shaolin Monastery by Meier Shahar Chinese...
  8. Historyofkarate

    The REAL Story of Karate

    The Karate Tapestry Chapter 3 By Robert Hunt There's a beginning somewhere. We seek it out, like Paul Harvey used to say, for "the rest of the story". Of course, there is no real beginning, just the hazy starting place we choose. But, we want to understand it as far in the past as possible...
  9. paitingman

    Wing Chun History Book question

    I happened to see a video about a book titled The Creation of Wing Chun: A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts by Benjamin N. Judkins and Jon Nielson. I was just wondering if anyone had gotten a chance to read the book or had come across any other writings by these two authors...
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