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Karate was called “Te” from ancient times, and is a method of self-protection that flowered in the Ryukyu islands. Te is the instinctive, unconscious defense of oneself against an enemy’s attack. Development in Ryukyu improved these techniques, which evolved into Karate. Sayings such as “Don’t hit anyone and don’t get hit by anyone _ this is the way to get by”, and also “No first move in Karate” - this ascetic culture and the martial arts of wise men are what people called “Karate,” which then took on inner spiritual and philosophical elements, coming to be known as “Karate Do.”
-Kata Gekisai (1)
-Keiko youth club
Language: Japanese with English subtitles
Run time: 80 min.