The Tiger does not currently live in Japan, but has been a symbol of Shotokan Karate. Gichin Funakoshi spent much time contemplating Karate and the name comes from Tora no maki or Tiger scroll which is the way text books were written, on long scrolls. The tiger is a fitting symbol, it can run at 40mph, climb and fight. They have phenomenal power, They can leap over 12ft straight up and have been witnessed jumping even higher! Take on our speed challenges or set your own.
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