February 14, 2018

Itosu-Kai teaches teaches the traditional weapons of RyuKyu (Okinawan) Kobudo.

Kobudo, the art of Okinawan weaponry means "the Way of Ancient Warrior". Using traditional farming and fishing implements, the Okinawan people developed their farming tools into weapons that...

February 14, 2018

Yasutsune (Anko) Itosu (1830-1915)

Yasutsune (Anko) Itosu was the first master of karate in the Shuri area of Okinawa, one of the three main karate development areas in that country at the turn of the century. He is responsible for the development of the five Pinan Kata...

February 14, 2018

Shito-Ryu is one of the four major karate styles of Japan. It combines the features of the two great traditions of Okinawan and Japanese karate.

"Itosu-Kai" indicates our following of perhaps the greatest master of the last two centuries, Yasutune Itosu (1830-1915)....

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