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Shotokan Karate-Do

China sōng tāo guǎn kōng shǒu dào
Japan shou tou kan kara te dou
Shotokan Karate-Do

These Japanese Kanji make up the title for Shotokan Karate.

This should be considered a Japanese-only title. It does make sense and is pronounceable in Chinese and Korean but only as a title for a building (perhaps a martial arts hall) surrounded by pine trees - followed by the characters for "The empty hand method" (kong shou dao / Karate-do). Also, the first two characters were simplified in both Japanese and Chinese. The third character was simplified in Chinese but not Japanese.

Upon request, we can offer the fully traditional Chinese version but be sure you know what you are asking for.

Note: This would be understood in Chinese and Korean Hanja by a person from those cultures who is familiar with martial arts and various schools of Japanese karate.

Shotokan-Ryu

Martial arts term
Japan shou tou kan ryuu
Shotokan-Ryu

松濤館流 is the Japanese martial arts title, Shotokan-Ryu.

松濤館流 is a style or school of karate.

Shotokan

China sōng tāo guǎn
Japan shou tou kan
Shotokan

These Kanji characters make up the title for Shotokan.

This should be considered a Japanese-only title. It does make sense and is pronounceable in Chinese and Korean but only as a title for a building (perhaps a martial arts hall) surrounded by pine trees. Also, the first two characters were simplified in both Japanese and Chinese. The third character was simplified in Chinese but not Japanese.

Upon request, we can offer the fully traditional Chinese version but be sure you know what you are asking for.

Note: This would be understood in Chinese and Korean Hanja by a person from those cultures who is familiar with martial arts and various schools of Japanese karate.

Wado-Ryu

Style of Karate or Jujitsu
Japan wa dou ryuu
Wado-Ryu

Wado-Ryu is a style of Karate or Jujutsu (Jujitsu).
Note: Many will argue as to whether this is a style of Karate or Jujutsu.

While some find Wado-Ryu similar to Shotokan Karate, enough differences exist in perspective and technique that it stands by itself.

Breaking down the characters into the proper Japanese Romaji, you have "wa dou ryuu" or "wa dō ryū." The meaning is roughly-translated as "Harmony Way Style" or "Peace Method Style." The first Kanji should probably be read as harmony, rather than peace in this case.


See Also:  Wado-Kai


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Below are some entries from our dictionary that may match your shotokan karate-do search...

Characters

If shown, 2nd row is Simp. Chinese

Pronunciation
Romanization
Simple Dictionary Definition

唐手

see styles
Japanese karate / からて
Wado-Ryu
Japanese karate

空手

see styles
Mandarin kōng shǒu / kong1 shou3
Taiwan k`ung shou / kung shou
Japanese sorate / そらて
Wado-Ryu
Chinese empty-handed; unarmed; karate
Japanese (1) karate; (2) empty handed; (surname) Sorate

黒帯

see styles
Japanese kuroobi / くろおび Japanese black belt (judo, karate, etc.)

少林流

see styles
Japanese shourinryuu / shorinryu / しょうりんりゅう
Wado-Ryu
Japanese {MA} (Shorin-ryu) Okinawa school of karate

空手道

see styles
Mandarin kōng shǒu dào / kong1 shou3 dao4
Taiwan k`ung shou tao / kung shou tao
Japanese karatedou / karatedo / からてどう
Wado-Ryu
Chinese karate
Japanese the way of karate; karate

少林寺流

see styles
Japanese shourinjiryuu / shorinjiryu / しょうりんじりゅう
Wado-Ryu
Japanese {MA} (See 少林流) Shorin-ryu; Okinawa school of karate

松濤館流

see styles
Japanese shoutoukanryuu / shotokanryu / しょうとうかんりゅう
Wado-Ryu
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (martial arts term) Shotokan (style of karate)

巻藁

see styles
Japanese makiwara / まきわら Japanese straw post for training sword strikes, karate punches and arrow hits

手刀

see styles
Mandarin shǒu dāo / shou3 dao1
Taiwan shou tao
Japanese tegatana;shutou / tegatana;shuto / てがたな;しゅとう
Chinese hand formed into a flat shape, as for a karate chop
Japanese hand used like a sword in striking

組手

see styles
Japanese kumite / くみて Japanese (1) wooden joints; (2) paired karate kata; (3) (sumo) beltwork

裏拳

see styles
Japanese uraken / うらけん Japanese backhand blow; backhand chop; backfist (karate)

足刀

see styles
Japanese sokutou / sokuto / そくとう Japanese {MA} outer edge of the foot (from little toe to heel) (karate)

巻き藁

see styles
Japanese makiwara / まきわら Japanese straw post for training sword strikes, karate punches and arrow hits

空手家

see styles
Japanese karateka / からてか Japanese karate practitioner

空手着

see styles
Japanese karategi / からてぎ Japanese {MA} karate gi; karate uniform

組み手

see styles
Japanese kumite / くみて Japanese (1) wooden joints; (2) paired karate kata; (3) (sumo) beltwork

肘当て

see styles
Japanese hijiate / ひじあて Japanese (1) (detachable) elbow rest; arm rest; elbow pad; (2) (martial arts term) elbow strike (karate)

肘打ち

see styles
Japanese hijiuchi / ひじうち Japanese {MA} elbow strike (karate)

ひじ当て

see styles
Japanese hijiate / ひじあて Japanese (1) (detachable) elbow rest; arm rest; elbow pad; (2) (martial arts term) elbow strike (karate)

猿臂打ち

see styles
Japanese enpiuchi / えんぴうち Japanese {MA} elbow strike (karate)

空手の型

see styles
Japanese karatenokata / からてのかた Japanese kata (in karate)

巻藁;巻き藁

see styles
Japanese makiwara / まきわら Japanese straw post for training sword strikes, karate punches and arrow hits

組み手;組手

see styles
Japanese kumite / くみて Japanese (1) wooden joints; (2) paired karate kata; (3) {sumo} beltwork

松濤館流(oK)

see styles
Japanese shoutoukanryuu / shotokanryu / しょうとうかんりゅう Japanese {MA} Shotokan (style of karate)

空手(P);唐手

see styles
Japanese karate / からて Japanese (1) karate; (2) (空手 only) empty handed

肘当て;ひじ当て

see styles
Japanese hijiate / ひじあて Japanese (1) (detachable) elbow rest; arm rest; elbow pad; (2) {MA} elbow strike (karate)

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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji(Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Shotokan Karate-Do鬆濤館空手道
松涛館空手道
shou tou kan kara te dou
shoutoukankaratedou
sho to kan kara te do
shotokankaratedo
sōng tāo guǎn kōng shǒu dào
song1 tao1 guan3 kong1 shou3 dao4
song tao guan kong shou dao
songtaoguankongshoudao
sung t`ao kuan k`ung shou tao
sungtaokuankungshoutao
sung tao kuan kung shou tao
Shotokan-Ryu松濤館流shou tou kan ryuu
shoutoukanryuu
sho to kan ryu
shotokanryu
Shotokan鬆濤館
松涛館
shou tou kan
shoutoukan
sho to kan
shotokan
sōng tāo guǎn
song1 tao1 guan3
song tao guan
songtaoguan
sung t`ao kuan
sungtaokuan
sung tao kuan
Wado-Ryu和道流wa dou ryuu
wadouryuu
wa do ryu
wadoryu
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
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