Reconstructing the History of Karate
While I was researching Lies I Have Told About Martial Artists : KFP 87 I found a 24 page essay. The author is a PhD. in Cultural Anthropology, plus degreed in many other scholastic area's, loves Martial Arts and lives in Singapore. I wrote Dr. Tan and he agreed to let me share his essay with you.
Due to the depth of material, this will be a 2 part podcast, that will later have some extra's added to it.
During this Podcast
You will look at the arguments and data that Karate is at a minimum a blend of 3 cultures, but easily can be argued more.
To understand the development of Karate, you will be given a backdrop to the historical, cultural, political, and ideological influences that shaped Karate.
There are terms that re-examined for contextual relevancy.
Artifacts that present links, going further back to other influential powers that once were recognized.
Reconstructing Karate's History : Part 1
Starts with a story of FunaKoshi battling a Typhoon
Covers approximately 1,000 years of cultural and influential history.
Brings Karate Legends to light, and nebulious texts.
A shipwreck, where at the bottom is a manuscript.
and Part 1 takes you up to the Legendary Development of Shuri-Te Karate.
Reconstructing the History of Karate : Part 1 : Time- 54:28