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Foundations of Karate Techniques

1(The following treatise on the "FOUNDATIONS of KARATE TECHNIQUES" was taken from Suzuki Sensei's book Karate-Do. This book is strongly recommended for all serious students of Wado-ryu.)  

It is impossible to make progress in Karate without mastery of those two fundamental techniques, the punch and the kick.  Young people today often find it unbearable to repeat the same exercise over and over again but the almost monotonous repetition of basic techniques are the only sure and essential foundation for the development of effective Karate.  Many beginners arrive with dreams of marvelous skill and prowess, only to give up all too soon, as they tire of the simple, essential repetition of basic techniques.

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Suzuki Sensei
The USA branch of the Wado International Karate-Do Federation (WIKF) was established by Suzuki Sensei to maintain the highest technical standards as defined and characterized by the WIKF syllabus. The WIKF syllabus is the basis for the curriculum taught in all WIKF member dojo around the world. The USA branch of the WIKF is dedicated to honoring the philosophical and technical legacy of Wado-Ryu karate as taught by Tatsuo Suzuki, Hanshi. All of our dojo must be places where the participants are learning pure Wado technique; the act of learning itself is valued; the establishment of a sense of friendship and cooperation; the adherence to common values, traditions, procedures; and the underlying sense of orderliness and commitment to a common purpose.

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