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Master Mabuni Kenei, Soke of Shitokai Karatedo 1918 - 2015 - Saturday 19th December 2015
Besides his karate practice, Mabuni also studied several other martial arts such as aikidō, kendo, Okinawan kobudo, jujutsu, jûdô, and ninjutsu.
At the age of 34, Mabuni became the head of Shito-ryū. In particular, Mabuni emphasized the importance of the spiritual contents and values of karatedō.
Without generally refusing sport-oriented karate, he supported a clear distinction between traditional karatedō and sport karate.
Among his achievements is the completion of the kata Shimpā that his father had created but not completed. This kata was inspired by the Uechi-ryu.
Mabuni was the author of several books about the Shitō-ryū techniques and of one book about the historical roots and the spiritual basics of karate as budō art.
Karatedo Shitokai New Zealand
Founded in 1966 by the Late Sensei Bob Dalton and Official New Zealand Representative for World Shitokai Karate Federation and Asia Pasific Shitokai Karate Federation. WSKF, APSKF
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