Great Events of Karate History.
"ZANSHIN" : Being aware of your enemies and surroundings........ The difference between Traditional Competition Karate vs Sport competition Karate. In the past, Traditional Karateka needed to display "ZANSHIN" to be awarded a "ippon/waza ari". Modern Sport Karateka can be awarded a "ippon/waza ari" while falling, no eye contact and run away after a "ippon/waza ari" showing no "ZANSHIN". PICTURED is myself after scoring with a mawashi geri to the back and still attacking with a Jodan Oizuki with eye contact with my opponent "ZANSHIN"........ 2nd Picture is a Modern Karateka scoring a beautiful Mae Ure Mawashi geri, but has no eye contact and running away after displaying No "ZANSHIN"... What made Shotokan Karate famous was strong display of "ZANSHIN" during the early years of Karate..... Practice your "ZANSHIN".... , #karate #karatedo #budo #traditional #shotokan #karate#zanshin #funakoshi