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The founder of Modern Karate

History of Karate
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The founder of Modern Karate

"Karate ni sente nashi"
("There is no first attack in Karate") - Master Gichin Funakoshi

The founder of Modern Karate was Master Gichin Funakoshi, here I will explain who he was and other things about him.

Master Gichin Funakoshi was born in 1968 at Shuri, Okinawa.
It was whilst he was lecturing at the Okinawa Teachers College that he was given the opportunity in 1922 to lecture and demonstrate his art of Karate.  After such a demonstration Funakoshi received a multitude of requests for him to teach in Tokyo. In 1936 he developed Shotokan a new style of Karate a huge landmark in Karate's History.
 Master Funakoshi died in 1957 Where the qoute "Karate ni ssente nashi" became an epitaph on his gravestone.