14 Sep

Significant events in the development of Karate

Karate has created a remarkable credibility in the field of Martial Arts. Many people especially in Asia are fascinated at how this particular technique developed. Because of the wonders of Karate, many people are even dedicating their whole life to study this Martial Art.

So how was the world able to adapt to Karate?

In 1905, schools and institutions in Okinawa decided to include Karate in the curriculum of their physical education at the intermediate level. Then in 1917, the first demonstration of Chinese-style Karate was shown in public. Then in 1922, promoters of Karate made efforts to make Karate more prominent in Japan. It was in 1924 when the first Karate club in Japan was founded. It was in Keo University. Then Karate did not only settle in China and in Japan. It was then introduced to Canada in 1930. Years later, in 1939, Japan formally opened their first Karate training school. The school was then called Shoto-Kan. Then in 1945, Karate made its way to the United States. The early Chinese style was taught in the US. While Karate was gaining more followers, the promulgators decided to make a Karate association. That was when the Japan Karate Association was born. In 1949, Karate masters decided to collaborate with them and spread Karate though put the world.  That is why in 1950, Karate was formally introduced to the United Kingdom with the help of Karate masters. In 1960, Karate made its way to the Soviet Union. However, the technique was banned and unbanned for several times for three decades. The government of Soviet Union has not been fully supportive of this martial art even though it was introduced as a self-defense technique.  In 1964, a form of Karate was created in France then in 1989, Karate was finally legalized in the Soviet Union