Shotokan Karate Auburn University Karate Club



Shotokan History

Shotokan is a school of karate, developed from various martial arts by Gichin Funakoshi (1868–1957) and his son Yoshitaka Funakoshi (1906–1945). Gichin Funakoshi is widely recognized as having brought karate from Okinawa to mainland Japan, although Kenwa Mabuni, Chōki Motobu, and other Okinawan karate masters were actively teaching karate in Japan prior to this point. Funakoshi

Shotokan is one of the five traditional karate styles,[citation needed] the others being Gōjū-ryū, Shitō-ryū, Shōrin-ryū and Wadō-ryū. Although it began as a unified karate school that developed into the Japan Karate Association, Shotokan now exists as several independent organizations.

Dojo Kun

The five rules of the Shotokan Dojo are:
  • Seek Perfection of Character
  • Be Faithful
  • Endeavor
  • Respect others
  • Refrain from Violent Behavior

Life of Gichin Funakoshi
Wikipedia: Shotokan
Upcoming Events

Belt Test
February 2,3, 2013
Atlanta, GA

Steve Ubl Seminar
March 1,2,3, 2013
Pensacola, FL

All South Tournament
April 6, 2013
New Orleans, LA

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