Sensei Gichin Funakoshi documentary unpublished 1924

Gichin Funakoshi, November 10, 1868 – April 26, 1957, was the creator of Shotokan Karate, perhaps the most widely known style of karate, and is attributed as being the ‘father of modern karate.’ Following the teachings of Anko Itosu, he was one of the Okinawan karate masters who introduced karate to the Japanese mainland in 1921. He taught karate at various Japanese universities and became honorary head of the Japan Karate Association upon its establishment in 1949.

Here is an interesting documentary split into three from 1924 containing footage of showing intial stages of the JKA Karate forming

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3


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