Karate365 is built on the principles of teaching excellence through the most popular Japanese karate style. The Shotokan Karate, founded by Gichin Funakoshi in the 20th century in Okinawa. We are striving to deliver opportunities to students/athletes to train the traditional karate in our Dojo; moreover to participate several local, regional and national tournaments, seminars and championships.
In Japan, martial arts are referred to as budo, meaning "martial way" or "way of war." The history of all budo is obscure. Most of the records and evidence to support any historic claim have long been lost or destroyed. Often, this history was not even recorded. In many cases, evidence that was thought to be compelling turned out to be questionable. Much of the history of the martial arts contains more legend than fact. But even a legend can have its merits. Karate is a martial art that has its origins in Okinawa, one of the Ryukyu Islands located south of Japan. The wordkaratecomes from two kanji characters, kara and te. Kara means "empty" and te means "hand." Thus, karate is translated as "empty hand," referring to the fact that a student of karate, a karateka, learns to defend oneself without the use of weapons..