Manhattan Beach
Traditional Shotokan Karate



We are working aggressively to update our on-line, stay at home classes.

We will demonstrate how Traditional Shotokan's Karate (Karate-Do) Lessons apply to all things at all times.

We have an incredible global network of instructors we encourage input from you to set up a program to help EVERYONE!

Together we can help.

Please continue to check in as we accelerate our program.

At first it will be a bit crude. But we need to start. Then as we can we will fill in and polish.


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Send us a pic and or video of something you've been working on at home. Just to show, to get feed back.


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4th Lesson


For the Instructors


Master Funakoshi's book and how it applies NOW!
"Karate-Do My Way of Life"
Is a must read.
The auto biography of Master Funakoshi







[ Nishiyama Sensei Side note: Nishiyama Sensei would never speak of himself as "Master".
When he spoke of Master Funikoshi he would always address him as "Master Funakoshi"
He would always pronounce it as "Funakosha" (sha) and not "Funakoshi" (shi).
So I always pronounce it as "Funakosha". ]
His book (Master Funakoshi's "Karate-Do My Way of Life") spans his entire life.
There are many references to:
National and International events.
From natural distastes like the Great Earthquake where his Dojo survived (and was used as hospital to care for the injured).
Typhoons, where as a young man he went on the roof of his home and tested his stance against the typhoon wind.
And man-made disasters like war with Russia and the United States. The Atomic bomb where his Dojo was destroyed.
Political conflict with the right and left.
Which demanded the cutting of his "Top Knot" and how that event forever changed his life and that of ours.
So we're here faced with a pandemic.
This is a chapter in our lives, maybe only a paragraph in our own Karate-Do autobiography.
If you haven't started writing one, start.
If you started and stopped then it's time to pick it up again.
It;s days like today's that our Karate-Do training, is all about.
When others crumble we are at our strongest.
We have been taught the principles and now we must apply them.
Nishiyama Sensei Side Note: Nishiyama once said: "I don't not teach "Shotokan.
I once taught at the Shotokan.
I teach Karate-Do".
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