We practice traditional Japanese shotokan karate. If we simplify it into three parts, they are:
-Kihon (Basic techniques)
-Kata (A series of moves against imaginary opponents)
-Kumite (Fighting techniques)
Shotokan karate was developed by Gichin Funakoshi and his son Gigo Funakoshi from other martial arts. Later on, the Japan Karate Association was formed, and it’s motto is “Keepers of Karate’s Highest Tradition.” Eventually, the Japan Karate Association / American Federation was formed, and it’s chief instructor is Takayuki Mikami, who holds a 9th dan.