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Arizona Hombu Karate Dojo

Traditional Okinawan Martial Arts (Karate, Kobudo, Self-Defense, Samurai Arts)


Arizona Karate - Living History Demonstration

Posted by Dan Hausel, Soke on September 19, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Arizona Karate - A Living HIstory Demonstration at the Arizona Hombu Dojo. Open to the Public

In 525 AD, an Indian monk named Boddhidarma walked through a pass in the Himalayan Mountains from India to the northern Chinese Henan province to teach Zen philosophy to the monks of the Shaolin temple. Finding the monks to be lazy and unfit, Boddhidarma added combat training exercises blended with philosophy to create the first martial art.

In 1374 AD, a group of 36 Chinese families migrated to Okinawa with a text of martial arts similar to the art taught at the Shaolin Temple.

In 1480 AD, Okinawa King Shoshin outlawed bladed weapons. Many Okinawans developed Kobudo, a martial art that employs tools of trade as weapons in order to defend themselves.

In 1609 AD, Okinawa was invaded by 3000 Samurai from Japan. Karate was kept secret through these events and not until 1922, was introduced to Japan. Later in the early 1950s, it was introduced on Hawaii.

Join us at the Arizona Hombu as we celebrate karate with public demonstrations and exhibits of Karate, Kobudo & Samurai Arts.


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