6 posts / 0 new
Last post
Iain Abernethy
Iain Abernethy's picture
Early BBC report on karate

Alan Whicker reports on karate for the BBC; at a time where it was not a household name … how many falsehood, myths and misunderstandings can you spot!

All the best,


PS My personal favourite has to be, “Compared with Judo, karate is like comparing murder with a ladies’ tea party”. No ill-informed sensationalist reporting from the BBC then? ;-)

Th0mas's picture

Good old Alan Whicker! Lol :-)

I believe that is a young Kanazawa behind him in the dojo...

Creidiki's picture


You just cannot get publicity like that for karate anymore. Imagine all the new walk-ins to any available karate class after that report.

senshido's picture

Class! laugh does anyone know who the South Wales student was/is?

karate10's picture

Vintage at Its best......"Its so deadly that most of the Japanese are freighten of it"...LOL

Steve Gombosi
Steve Gombosi's picture

My fist doesn't look like a "board" - they look more like a morningstar. The police were duly impressed when I went in to register them ;-).

I still haven't figured out how to strike those "seven vulnerable points" "at one blow".