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{| |- | The art is only as good as the practitioner. Okinawa Karate is where karate originated. It combined local fighting skills with Chinese Kung Fu to create what we study today. It changed when it moved to Japan and Korea. |}

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Yes, Okinawa is the home of karate. There are many great masters and students still there. Members of my organization visit often and train with some of the instructors. And instructors visit us in the US to teach.

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