Shito – Ryu Karate
Shito-Ryu is a traditional form of karate developed in Japan. It is most described as a combination of Shotokan, a style of linear movements, and Goju-Ryu a style of more rounded movements. It is also generally known that its teachers utilise formal exercises (kata) from many Okinawa sources.
Unfortunately such explanations fail to adequately fail to describe what Shito-Ryu really is. There were four traditional styles of karate formed in Japan:
The name Shito-Ryu was created by combining the names of the two masters responsible for the beginnings of the Shito-Ryu style. Shito-Ryu was developed and passed on from Master Anko Itosu and Master Kanryu Higaonna.
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