This quote is just so great that today I thought I’d share it again. Interesting to consider that over 70 years later we still have the same problems with regards to incomplete karate and closed minds with reagrds to the fact that there could be more to karate than is commonly thought.
“The karate that has been introduced to Tokyo is actually just a part of the whole. The fact that those who have learnt karate there feel it only consists of kicks & punches, and that throws & locks are only to be found in judo or jujutsu, can only be put down to a lack of understanding … Those who are thinking of the future of karate should have an open mind and strive to study the complete art” – Kenwa Mabuni 1938
All the best,