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For the sake of Malaysia Sabah will be neglecting a great chance to bring gold medals home from Southeast Asia games which will be organized between June 5-16, 2015 in Singapore.
Subsequent to SEA Games Federation Council and neighboring organizing committee declared that the number of sports will be restricted to 36, exiting out karate, as several complaints has emerged from states, associations and countries.
In the view of Loh Beng Hooi, the Association President of karate Koi KK Sabah, it is not understandable as to why karate is not being included by the organizers into the sports events. A number of country’s karate federations and Asian Karate Federations are supporting the inclusion of martial arts in the sports.
Malaysia will loose a great occasion to take gold medal home, if karate is not included in next year’s sea games because they are expert in the field of karate.
Also the Sabahan Karatekas have the capability of bringing gold medals home but with the decision of sea games organizers to exclude karate in the next year, it is thought by Loh that this will be a huge loss for them and also for the country when spoken to, here yesterday.
Loh uttered that many Sabahan Karatekas have engrossed themselves in the National Team to support Malaysia on worldwide phase comprising the SEA games which would include Ricky Leong and Kata Virtuoso. Malaysia, like the others are continuously requesting the SEA Game organizers to count in Karate in the game list and have kept hopes that this will be taken into consideration by the next year.
The Sabahan Karatekas still will be involved with the 22nd world championship, Bremen 2014 on 5th-9th of November in Germany with several other international events and also the 2014 Asian Karatedo championship, even without being a part of sea games.
The Shotokan form of karate was introduced in 1921 by the same man who introduced Okinawan karate to Japan. It was the brainchild of Gichin Funakoshi. He studied the Okinawan styles of karate extensively and further debunked it to evolve into the current simpler style now called the Shotokan Kata. The origins of this form lay with the Shorei ryu and Shorin ryu forms of karate, which were parts of the Okinawan form.
Gichin Funakoshi, the father of Shotokan kata built his first official karate Dojo in Toshima, now located in Tokyo. He called this the House of Shoto or Shotokan, Shoto being Gichin Funakoshi’s pet name. This house was like the birthplace of the several katas which later diverged due to creative differences. These include the two distinct associations, the Shotokai and the Japan Karate Association. The root of the divergence arose from the controversy of having students participate in competitions, which was against the ideals of Gichin Funakoshi.
Shotokan is an “external” form of karate. Its base lay on three important steps, the kihon, kata and kumite. Kihon is the practice of the techniques of this form of karate. In this form, the kata is more of a performance or demonstration which includes stepping, jumping, sparring, twisting and each blow being potentially lethal. Particular attention is paid to the time and form. But very unlike other katas, in this form of karate, once the karateka grows older, more emphasis is laid on his fitness and agility. Kumite is the real application of the kata to live opponents. Advanced levels include some grappling and aikido styled skills which mainly focus on balance and strength of legs. Nowadays as karate is becoming cosmopolitan, several karatekas have introduced different elements from different katas into Shotokan and have contributed to its continuous evolving nature.