How BOXING Destroyed KARATE
By Jesse Enkamp on
Okinawan Karate includes bunkai, grappling, weapons and throws. So why is Japanese Karate so different? The history of Western Boxing has the answer. It all began with a 1921 title fight between Jack Dempsey and George Carpentier in New Jersey, USA.
Big thanks to Patrick McCarthy, the world’s #1 Karate researcher & author, for providing me with the historical insight presented in this video. Please see "Tanpenshu" (Funakoshi Gichin) and "Watashi no Karatejutsu" (Motobu Choki) to learn more about the fascinating history of Karate.