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Shotokan Karate-Do

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

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 Wall Scroll

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 Wall Scroll

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 Wall Scroll

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

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Japanese karate からて
Japanese karate
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Tang Hand

空手

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Mandarin kōng shǒu / kong1 shou3
Taiwan k`ung shou / kung shou
Japanese karate からて
Chinese empty-handed; unarmed; karate
Japanese (1) karate; (2) empty handed; (surname) Sorate
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Karate

黒帯

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Japanese kuroobi くろおび
Japanese black belt (judo, karate, etc.)
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Black Belt

少林流

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Japanese shourinryuu / shorinryu しょうりんりゅう
Japanese (martial arts term) (Shorin-ryu) Okinawa school of karate
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Shorin-Ryu

空手道

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Mandarin kōng shǒu dào / kong1 shou3 dao4
Taiwan k`ung shou tao / kung shou tao
Japanese karatedou / karatedo からてどう
Chinese karate
Japanese the way of karate; karate
More info / calligraphy:
Karate-Do

少林寺流

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Japanese shourinjiryuu / shorinjiryu しょうりんじりゅう
Japanese (martial arts term) Shorin-ryu; Okinawa school of karate
More info / calligraphy:
Shorin Ji Ryu

松濤館流

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Japanese shoutoukanryuu / shotokanryu しょうとうかんりゅう
Japanese (out-dated kanji) (martial arts term) Shotokan (style of karate)
More info / calligraphy:
Shotokan-Ryu

巻藁

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

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組手

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

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裏拳

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

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足刀

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Japanese sokutou / sokuto そくとう
Japanese (martial arts term) outer edge of the foot (from little toe to heel) (karate)

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巻き藁

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

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空手家

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Japanese karateka からてか
Japanese karate practitioner

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空手着

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Japanese karategi からてぎ
Japanese (martial arts term) karate gi; karate uniform

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組み手

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

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肘当て

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

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肘打ち

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Japanese hijiuchi ひじうち
Japanese (martial arts term) elbow strike (karate)

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ひじ当て

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

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空手の型

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

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猿臂打ち

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Japanese enpiuchi えんぴうち
Japanese (martial arts term) 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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