Karate Online Magazine

Shuri Castle in Okinawa

Karate (空手) is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed partially from the indigenous martial arts of Ryukyu Islands.
Masters of Okinawa Karate

Masters of karate in Tokyo (c. 1930s), from left to right, Kanken Toyama, Hironori Otsuka, Takeshi Shimoda, Gichin Funakoshi, Motobu Chōki, Kenwa Mabuni, Genwa Nakasone, and Shinken Taira.
Gōgen Yamaguchi

Gōgen Yamaguchi was world famous sensei of the Gōjū-Ryū style.