Reconstructing the History of Karate
Dr. Kevin Tan is a well respected University Cultural Anthropologist from Asia. He will use the anthropological tools to rake through the data to give you some new insights. He says,"Any scholarly attempt at retracing a history of karate must therefore require a non-insular and less exclusive defi- nitions of terms such as Japanese history, Japanese culture, and martial tradition. This is because any thorough reconstruction of karate’s history must inevitably require, as will be shown in this article, the necessary inclusion of a complex interplay of Okinawan, Japanese, Chinese, and Western colonizing discourses, all which play significant roles in furthering our understanding of karate’s historical and technical evolution." Download and consider the many possibilities that Dr. Tan bare out.
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