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  • Traditional Shotokan Karate comes to Tehachapi

    EMB Martial Arts Center|Aug 19, 2023

    Karate is the world’s most popular martial art and Shotokan is karate’s most popular style. Shotokan Karate was developed in 1922 by the father of modern day karate, Gichin Funakoshi. Master Funakoshi’s philosophy was simple, ”The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants.” Shotokan is a prominent martial art because it develops character, self-discipline, control, improves physical fitness and teaches humility and respect. The emphasis on respect and humility are the guidi...