Category Archives: Special Reports

Differences between Karate in Okinawa & Japan

Karate is very different in Japan and Okinawa.

In this video you’ll learn 10 reasons – including Kobudo, bunkai, hojo undo (strength training) and self-defense. These are things I discovered at the birthplace of Karate.

Regardless of your style, it’s important to know the history and evolution of martial arts. Especially Karate, which came from China and made it all the way to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

“Those who don’t learn from the past, are doomed to repeat it…”

Presented by Jesse Enkamp

Shorin Ryu Shubukan

Shōrin-ryū (少林流) as in the Shaolin Temple of China. “Ryu” means “style”. Shōrin-ryū, is one of the major modern Okinawan martial arts and is one of the oldest styles of karate. It was named by Choshin Chibana in 1933, but the system itself is much older. “Shōrin” means pine tree. Shōrin-ryū combines elements of the traditional Okinawan fighting styles of Shuri-te.