Monday, March 13, 2006

Two grizzled tigers

Miyagi Chojun (top), 1888-1953; Funakoshi Gichin, 1868-1957

Two grizzled tigers
Funakoshi, Miyagi
laugh and swap stories

(Miyagi Chojun-sensei is the founder of Goju-ryu karate-do; Funakoshi Gichin-sensei is the founder of Shotokan karate-do. My introduction to the martial arts was through Shotokan, which also led to a long-term residence in Japan. I now study Okinawan Goju-ryu.)


anu said...

:) i remember that.

Michael said...

Hi Anu,

I like to think I was there, too. :))

CV said...

Good story for us karatekas.

Michael said...

Thank you, Chadie, and welcome to my blog! I'm looking forward to checking out your blog and Web site.