Gichin Funakoshi - Map of Influence

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1. Jigoro Kano & Judo

1.1. The punching and kicking techniques in the tandoku movements of Jigoro Kano’s physical education program show similarities with the Shotokan karate of Gichin Funakoshi.

2. Taekwondo

2.1. From such an example, it is noted that Won Kuk Lee was influenced by the Budo philosophy of Gichin Funakoshi in particular. His Chungdokwan emphasized form-oriented training when other dojos (Songmookwan, Jidokwan, Changmookwan, Mooduckkwan) focused on sparring practices in training. Also in his book Taekwondo kyobum [1968], Lee wrote a sentence ‘there is no first strike in taekwondo’ which means not to fight with or hurt others voluntarily. Gichin Funakoshi’s book Ryukyu Kenpo [1922] also includes the sentence ‘there is no first strike in karate. In this sense, Won Kuk Lee is thought to be influenced by Gichin Funakoshi’s Budo principle as well as the technical and institutional influence during practicing Gichin Funakoshi karate

3. It's Practitioners (Society)

3.1. Martial arts allows you to focus on yourself and reflect. One of the biggest impacts martial arts has on our lives is giving us unwavering self-confidence. Many people struggle with their self-image. A lot are unhappy with the way they look, with their physical and mental capabilities.

4. General Society

4.1. Thanks to the benefits of karate and the martial arts to their practitioners, society reaps the benefits indirectly from the ractitioners being in their communities.

5. Film Industry

5.1. There wouldn't be any of the amazing action movies and fight scenes in our cinemas today if it wasn't for karate. Karate's techniques are continuously used in movies. Karate helped popularize other martial arts too. That is why they are all present in the movies.

6. MMA

6.1. Karate has been and is the foundation of many champions in MMA from GSP to WB to The Karate Hottie. The mentality of karate and karateka is key to the sport. Its philosophies are crucial for sports and have led to success.

7. The Young Generations (Bullying)

7.1. Karate contributes to decreasing bullying. I talk from experience. The bully is a person who is insecure and projects his insecurities on others in various forms of violence. The victim is also insecure and therefore target of bullying. The main benefits of the martial arts are confidence, respect and discipline. If you train to acquire these skills the problem on both sides is annulled. The victim also acquires the skills to protect themselves in the case of being harrassed.

8. Psychology of the Individual

8.1. karatedo instils many foundational principles of positive psychology such as a focus on personal strengths, flow, positive/productive communication, optimism, resilience and celebrating successes.

9. Physical Advantages

9.1. Strength and Flexibility. Speed. Agility and Improved Reflexes. Co-ordination. Improved Cardiovascular Health.

10. Military

10.1. Karate is part of many military combative systems. The soldiers gain all the benefits physical and mental. It helps with making them better soldiers and people in general.