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Our History

What   is   the   importance   of   lineage?   In   the   traditional   world   lineage   means   everything.   It   tells   you   where   you   came   from,   who   you   are today   and   where   you   are   going   tomorrow.   In   traditional   schools,   we   are   handed   down   from   the   masters   what   has   been   passed   down   for hundreds   of   years.   Refined   by   the   masters   into   what   our   style   of   karate   is   all   about   today. You   have   a   history   of   knowledge   passed   down to you and the responsibility to keep the old traditions of our martial art alive. Today   many   schools   will   take   on   Japanese,   Korean   or   Chinese   sounding   names   and   give   themselves   high-ranking   titles.   The   students   of these   schools   find   that   the   system   they   were   taught   is   made   up   by   someone   who   either   has   just   put   on   a   black   belt   or   did   not   have   the fortitude   to   complete   proper   training.   Others   just   merely   make   up   their   style   and   lack   the   understanding   of   what   they   teach.   This   is   why we   excel   over   these   other   schools   or   systems.   We   have   a   foundation   in   which   our   system   was   built.   It   is   that   which   was   passed   down   by the   masters   who   brought   karate   to   the   forefront   of   our   world.   You   will   spend   a   lifetime   learning   and   understanding   what   is   taught   in Shudokan Karate-do.
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