What is Karate No Hanashi (空手話)?

What is Karate No Hanashi (空手話)?

Karate No Hanashi (Talking About Karate) is an online source of well-researched and accurate technical and historical material principally about Okinawan and Japanese karate.

We also provide karate news coverage and as some of our contributors live in Japan and Okinawa, we often “break” stories well before the ‘grapevine’ can.

What is your purpose? Are you a profit based publication?

Our purpose is to provide a source of reliable, trustworthy information.

So much of what appears on the Internet is demonstrably bogus, yet until now there was no alternative. Hanashi is a reliable alternative. This publication is produced by unpaid volunteers, but we do accept advertising from legitimate companies to cover the cost of our online presence.

Who are your contributors? Am I likely to have heard of any of them?

If you are in any way involved in legitimate karate, you should have heard of most of them.

They include: Robert Dohrenwend, Ph.D. John Chandler, M.D., Matthias Golinski, M.A., Charles Goodin, J.D., Stanley Henning, M.A., David Hooper, Ph.D., Jeffrey K. Mann, Ph.D., Richard Nguyen, M.D., Graham Noble, B.Sc., Akihiro Omi, B.A., Guy Power, M.A., Mark Tankosich, M.A., Henning Wittwer, Teiko Yonaha-Tursi.

Where are your contributors based? In the US, overseas, or where?

We have contributors spread around the world in Japan, Okinawa, the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and elsewhere.

Their location has no bearing on the quality and value of the work they produce for this publication.

Who are your advisors? Are they widely respected and recognized?

If you have not already heard of them, then you need to. They include Tetsu Gima, Minoru Higa, Morio Higaonna, Seisho Itokazu, Tsuneo Kinjo, Yoshio Kuba, Masakazu Kuramoto, Tsutomu Nakahodo, Zenpo Shimabukuro, Katsuhiko Shinzato Tsuyoshi Uechi, Takenobu Uehara, and Hirokuni Yamashiro.

What do you publish that would be of interest to me?

Much of what we publish you will not find elsewhere. Techniques that are taught only in private dojo in Okinawa, first hand accounts of famous masters and their teaching methods, items of news called in from karate friends in Japan and Okinawa.