TRADITIONAL WORLD KARATE ASSOCIATION

History

A Brief History of TWKA
"Greetings- I come to you with only karate, empty hands." - Vic Moore

History behind TWKA Karate is Vic Moore's passion, and he has a strict approach to karate. Vic came from the "Old School" of karate and had to earn every honor that he received. As an instructor Vic Moore doesn't give away belts or titles, with Vic you must earn them! As karate movies became very popular in the 60's and 70"s they sparked a massive influx of people wanting to learn karate. The enormous supply of students far exceeded the minute supply of instructors, which ignited a large demand for instructors. There was an influx of foreign karate teachers to the US, many of whom were under qualified and promoted themselves to higher ranks. There also were many 1st and 2nd degree black belts that were not really qualified to teach karate, leaving the Dojo early, to cash in on the new cash cow of karate schools. An instructor that only knows so much can only teach so much to his/her students, then those students became teachers and the cycle repeated itself. Vic met 4th degree black belts that only knew 2 punches, 2 kicks, and one stance, and 3rd degree black belts knowing 3 punches, 1 kick, 2 stances, and 2 katas. This was troubling to Vic.

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