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Warriors of Budo: Episode One Karate… A History

This film clip is taken from Warriors of Budo: Episode One Karate. It is a brief history of Karate from it’s concept as a fighting art in the far east and India to a martial art in China and to the island of Okinawa through the trading and immigration routes. Karate finally entered mainland Japan in the beginning of the 20th century. Narrated by Dr. Alex Bennett.

Chapter One: Kalari, perhaps Karate’s oldest ancestor.

Chapter Two: Shaolin Temple, the roots of martial arts.

Chapter Three: Okinawa, the birthplace of Karate featuring Sensei Morio Higaonna, 10th dan.