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  1. Phrost is offline
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    The True History of ....

    I'd like for us to begin a segment where we discuss the true history of a particular Martial Art until the facts are separated from the BS.

    So let's start with Karate. What is the actual history of the art? What are some of the BS myths told about it? Who are some of its most influential people?

    This thread will be stickied for the duration of March. Please contribute your input.
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    chojun miyagi was one of the biggest players...
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    which karate?
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    Blooming Lotus' post is in violation of Bullshido rules. But I won't tell anyone.
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    I'd recommend the works of Patrick McCarthy for a start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaolin Bushido
    Blooming Lotus' post is in violation of Bullshido rules. But I won't tell anyone.
    Ouch. I even went and read the rules and I stiill don't know what I did. :/ ...???
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    Its the "don't post a link without a comment" rule he is referring to. I think he likes you.
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    Where should we begin?
    -Bodhidharma?That only one man could have the influence alone to bring MA into China
    -Shaolin temple being the begining of all things craptacular
    -What came first:Was there a Martial art on the Island of Okinawa before the arrival of chinese fisherman braught with them Kung-fu?
    -That Karateka may or may not have been sparring in white clothes at the begining of the last century.
    -Red gi's??

    There's just so much.
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    Things to keep in mind, that most people discussing history of Karate forget, is that Okinawa did have an indigenous fighting system called tode. During the trade with China many of the merchants brought over chuan'fa to the island. What you then had was two seperate systems being taught on the island, Chinese chuan'fa and Okinawan tode. These two systems often had clashes amongst schools, but it was the Japanese invasion of Okinawa that caused leaders of the two schools to start exchanging ideals which eventually lead up to the development of Okinawa-te. So there is a starting point for discussion. Have fun. :)
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