Not knocking Funakoshi, but just noting a couple of things:Considering that Shotokan spawned Kyokushin and Machida Karate, he did something right.
Not knocking Funakoshi, but just noting a couple of things:
Modern shotokan is much different than the one Funakoshi developed and taught pre-WWII, as he, himself, stated with some remorse before his death.
Most of kyokushin founder Oyama's training was goju karate.
I DID NOT.You called him a “sell out”. I would consider that a “knock”.
I DID NOT.
I posed the question, "Was Funakoshi a sell out?" to open up discussion on this remarkable man and his legacy as his story had various effects on the art of karate.
Perhaps your bias kept you from differentiating a statement from a question.
Your critical thinking process is messed up. I have repeatedly praised him and his abilities and I am an advocate of traditional karate. Just for a moment, Hanzou, try to be objective and see things for what they are. Mizu no kokoro.You posed a rhetorical question on the grounds that he supposedly “watered down” Okinawan karate for the Japanese masses. Again, that’s knocking his achievements, and showing a bias towards “traditional” karate.
Your critical thinking process is messed up. I have repeatedly praised him and his abilities and I am an advocate of traditional karate. Just for a moment, Hanzou, try to be objective and see things for what they are. Mizu no kokoro.
None is so blind as he who refuses to see.You start a thread questioning whether Funakoshi is a sell out to Okinawan karate and then proceed to explain how he watered it down for the Japanese. When I point out that you’re knocking Funakoshi, you say that MY critical thinking skills are messed up for even suggesting such a thing…..
Okay bud, carry on….
This is a good example of how kata, kumite and kihon have diverged in some styles (and in some schools within a given style) over the years when once they were much in accord with each other. Originally, they were one and the same, coming to be seen as individual things only at the beginning of the 20th century.what i disliked about shotokan was all the deep stances. I know they stand higher with fighting