American Karate, is there a difference?
Karate is Karate!
There is no difference between Karate Kids in America and Karate Kids in Japan.
No, really, is there a difference between Karate Kids in America and Karate Kids in Japan?
This question was answered in a post, appropriately titled “What is the difference between Okinawan Karate, Japanese Karate, and American Karate?“, where they explain it is important to first understand the history of Karate and how it came to America. They explain, the basic development of Karate:
* Karate was developed in Okinawa
* Karate was first taught in Japan in 1922 by Gichin Funakoshi, founder of Shotokan Karate
* Karate was taught in America when Masayoshi “James” Mitose taught Kenpo Karate in Hawaii starting in 1936
The article is a quite a good read for those interest in an unbiased assessment — especially as you have so many choices in Kids Karate teachers in Vista. You’ll find that the the difference is not in art, style, or in this case Location (i.e., Karate Kids in America vs. Karate Kids in Japan), but rather in the practioner and your Kids’ Karate teacher.
We invite you to give Global Martial Arts’ new Karate dojo in Vista a try! Having opened in May 2018, our Karate Kids are well on their way to reaching their full potential!