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Karate-Do: My Way of Life Chapter Summary & Analysis - Recognition Summary

Gichin Funakoshi
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Recognition Summary and Analysis

In 1921 the Ministry of Education holds a demonstration of ancient Japanese martial arts. Gichin is asked to introduce karate to the Japanese capital of Tokyo. He wants to present something dramatic. Gichin decides to show three long scrolls containing photographs of karate stances, kata and movements. He postpones a return home to Okinawa when Kano also requests a demonstration. Gichin is surprised when more than a hundred people watch the demonstration with Shinkin Gima who is a first-rate karateka. Judo master Jigoro Kano asks Gichin to teach him some basic kata. A painter, Hoan Kosugi seeks instruction for his organization, the Tabata Poplar Club. Gichin decides Tokyo is a good place for him to offer Karate-do to the people of Japan. He writes to Masters Azato and Itosu about his idea. They encourage and warn him of the difficulties. Gichin finds temporary quarters at Meisei...

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