Linked Article: Okinawa Kata Classification: An Historical Overview

This article by Mario McKenna  (visit his blog) takes a close look at the infamous classifications of  “Shorin” and “Shorei” kata laid down by Funakoshi Gichin. McKenna compares Funakoshi’s categorization to writings by other karate teachers of the time, revealing a rather tangled historical and linguistic back story.

You can read the article here.

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