This site is based on my daily practice of traditional Shotokan Karate-Do. I'm a Japan and international instructor based in Oita City. My dojo constantly has high-level trainees from all over Japan and, occassionally karateka from abroad, seeking true budo. More than anything else, unlike the majority of other karate-do websites, this page is primarily dedicated to training itself; that is, Karate-Do as a vehicle for holistic development.
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
The Weapons of the Body
The vast array of karada no buki (weapons of the body) make karate-do extremely unique as an unarmed system of self-defence. Here is a list of the most common, as taught in Asai-ha Shotokan-ryu. I failed to include the head, hips and teeth as weapons, but these are also standard.
Please note: In some of the photos I have intentionally positioned the karada no buki to more clearly show how to correctly form them (as opposed to showing it in the typical manner for actual application).Osu, André.