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What is Shinsei Wado Ryu Karate?

Wado-Ryu (wa-doe-roo) means "Way of Peace School" and emphasizes the principles of respect, courtesy, discipline, self-control and the use of Karate for self-defense only. The late Master Hironori Ohtsuka was the founder of Wado-Ryu Karate. Ohtsuka was already a Master of the ancient Japanese art of Jujitsu when he began his study of Okinawan Shuri-te Karate from the legendary Karate Master Gichin Funakoshi. After mastering the movements of Karate, Ohtsuka Sensei combined his knowledge of the two styles to form what is now Wado-Ryu Karate. This unique blend of the soft, yielding movements of Jujitsu and the hard, powerful movements of Karate make for a very effective form of self-defense with little wasted movement. Although not considered "sport Karate", Wado-Ryu has also proved to be very effective in the competition arena. It is estimated that over 70% of all world Karate champions study Wado-Ryu. “Shinsei” denotes “new sacred way” or a fresh Christian approach to studying Wado-Ryu.