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Wado ryu

Shito ryu

Goju ryu


Shotokan is a style of compression and is described as "harder" Goju is described as hard and soft, Shito is more about bodily movement. Wado I'm not so sure of.

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Shorin Ryu, Shotokan,Goju ryu and Isshin Ryu

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There are hundreds of various styles of karate. To determine which of the four are most important would be difficult. One way of dividing it is Okinawan, Japanese and Korean.

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