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Kimura Shukokai Lineage

The Kimura Shukokai lineage is impeccable. The roots of Shukokai include some of the greatest names in the history of Karate, and the martial arts in general. Kimura Shukokai Karate has been refined over the centuries by our forefathers, and has evolved into what we practice today.
Shukokai Karate Lineage Chart
As defined by Sir Charles Darwin, evolution is impossible to trace and define with 100% accuracy due to environmental, personal, and and in humanities case, sociological variations.

Kimura Shukokai has evolved greatly due to innovations made by our instructors and their instructors, and it would be difficult (if not impossible) to draw a straight line (with regards to technique) to styles of the past.

Consequently, this information does not imply that we study the exact techniques that were studied 300 years ago, although in some cases we do. We are however, directly influenced by them.