Karate-Do as a way to Fudo-Shin
When considering the implications of the evolution of karate
to Karate-Do one must consider the forms by which to motivate
a higher meaning in training. It will not do to maintain old
methods of training when the philosophy of the art evolves beyond
the, previously, mostly physical cultivation of technique.
famous for his insightful developments of Karate, which eventually
led to the formulation of Karate-Do and Shotokan-Ryu (by the influence
he projected onto his pupils).
Egami exemplified the assimilation of
the teachings of Funakoshi and even further developed the philosophy of the
way, as did most other serious contemporaries. Consequently these insights
of contemplative karate have been adopted by most advanced schools of karate(-do)
and are continually developed.