Oggi è la festa mondiale del Karate.
October 25th, 1936, the senior Karate masters in Okinawa held a meeting to decide the future of Karate. ?
Originally, the art was known as ”Toudi” (?? lit. ”Chinese Hand”) and taught in secrecy. But now it was decided to officially make it a Japanese art. ?
The result was a name change (?? Karate, “Empty Hand”), adopting Judo’s belt system (kyu/dan), creating new styles (-ryu), implementing titles (hanshi, kyoshi, shihan etc.) and introducing a competition format. ?
If it wasn’t for this decision, maybe Karate wouldn’t exist today!?
That’s why Oct 25 is celebrated as “World Karate Day”.