This video contains essential material for anyone who practices Japanese karate. It is both an illustrated genealogy and a guide to the fundamental style of Japanese karate that developed in Japan 60 years ago as a result of the work of Yasuhiro Konishi, Choki Motobu, Gichin Funakoshi, and others. Konishi was one of the greatest of the Japanese karate pioneers. His work strongly influenced the development of Shotokan, Shotokai, Wado Ryu, Shito Ryu, Kyokushibkai and other styles. Loaded with priceless historical material, this is the definitive work on the historical and technical development of Japanese karate between the wars presented by instructor, Kiyoshi Yamazaki, and the son of the Founder, Yasuhiro Konishi.