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Gichin Funakoshi 1924 Vintage Footage

Gichin Funakoshi 1924 Vintage Footage

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Considered to be the father of modern karate and the originator of the Shotokan style; Sensei Gichin Funakoshi is captured on this remarkable documentary film demonstrating the Tekki 1; 2; and 3 katas and the Meikyo kata; shot c.1924. Shot on location at Keio University in Tokyo; Japan; at the Keio Karate bu (Karate Club of Keio); which was the first University to adopt Karate into it’s physical education curriculum. In addition to Sensei Funakoshi; there is lots of the other footage covering the training of the University students and summer training camps (Shochu Keiko) at the beach.

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