Sensei Yatsutsune 'Ankoh' Itosu (1830 - 1915)

This section is dedicated to the History of Karate and Shotokan Karate, the Welsh Shotokan Karate teaches a traditional Style of Karate and are very proud of its origins, with that in mind we still endeavour to teach modern day Karate but never forgetting our roots.


Karate-Do  -  This page explains the background of Karate dating back to the 1700's.

Shotokan  - This page explains the history and origins of Shotokan Karate concentrating on Sensei Gichin Funakoshi the father of modern day Karate.

Lineage  -  This page is map of Karate where you can trace back the Masters.