Ashihara Karate vs Enshin Karate

Discussion in 'Karate' started by Gray Gi, Apr 12, 2022.


If you have to choose one to study, what style will you choose?

  1. Ashihara

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  2. Enshin

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  1. Gray Gi

    Gray Gi New Member

    I understand both styles are Kyokushin's runaway children, but I do not understand the differences between Ashihara and Enshin. They both teach Sabaki. The founder of Enshin was a student of Ashihara and Kyokushin. What are the main differences between Ashihara and Enshin? They look so much identical that I cannot tell them apart. Are there even differences?
  2. Mitch

    Mitch Lord Mitch of MAP Admin

    It's a long time since I did Enshin, and I haven't done any Ashihara, but I believe the kata are different and the kumite rules too. The Enshin I did really emphasised movement and grappling in addition to solid power.

    Here's a thread from some years ago that covers Kyokushin/Ashihara/Enshin and some thoughts on them. Gary - Enshin was my Enshin Sensei in the UK at the time, though he has retired now.

    Hope that helps :)

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