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Chang'an - ancient capital of the Tang dynasty.

This is just an FYI for something I found out the other day.

Tang (唐) obviously being the original kanji used for karate (唐手).

"Chang'an (長安) meaning "Perpetual Peace" in Classical Chinese."


Others have made that connection before: http://iainabernethy.co.uk/content/master-itosu

JWT's picture

Thanks for sharing. I also drew attention to the possible connection when discussing the history and purpose of the Pinan / Heian kata in Volume One of the Pinan Flow System.  

All the best  

John Titchen