Oficial representative of the Nihon karate-do shotokai
WELCOME TO ASOCIACION SHOTOKAI DE ESPAÑA
(Spanish Shotokai Association)
Founded in Madrid on March 1st 1980
The Spanish Shotokai association has amongst its aims:
To promote the acknowledgement and development of the Shotokai Karate-do school, understanding this as that which, with some technical peculiarities, extends the practice and studying of Karate-do as a cultural instrument to facilitate the harmonious development of man. To foment the friendship, comradeship and collaboration among the practitioners, clubs, associations, etc ... in local, regional, national and international environments.
like other martial arts, appears in occident surrounded by a halo of mystery and
is presented to us as the Bearer
of self improvement values which make us think, in many cases, that we are in
front of one of the many sects which proliferate around us. This feeling is even
deeper if we find ourselves face to face with a style like ours, little known,
with little or no presence in the sporting world and with no commercial interest
in promoting itself.
these pages we intend to offer an objective vision of Karate-do Shotokai from
the available sources, primarily the oral and written manifestations of
Masters Egami and Hironishi, their Master Gichin Funakoshi and the people
who coexisted and practiced with them. Also we have to highlight Kenji Tokitsu´s
contribution through his book:Histoire du Kàrate-do.
The Spanish Shotokai Association is made up of different groups and associations spread out across our geography and we invite you to visit the pages of some of them:
|Shotokai Karate-do (Valencia)|
|Asociación Shotokai Andalucía|
the same time ,and for many years now , the ASE maintains strong links and an
excellent friendship with many Shotokai groups in different countries. This is
reflected in a tight
schedule of annual courses. Among
these, and as is becoming usual, in December
the European Shotokai Course,
directed by Master Atsuo Hiruma.