Lost in Translation by Sensei Nago Matsuyama Modern Karate has become very different from the Karate that had been trained over the centuries in Okinawa, or after it was brought to the Japanese main island, for that matter. You may say that it is progress or that it is retrogression. It depends on how you look at it. To pursue the original meanings or purposes of the techniques in Kata, we first have to understand why and how the changes in Karate have happened, and then trace them back to the originals. Those changes have been made on a few occasions. The Okinawan masters whoRead More →