|From big to small and back again...|
As regular readers will know, I'm not a great fan of looking too hard at the history of karate; for me there is too big a margin for speculation and interpretation, and way too little "known facts". Hearsay and stories make up the vast amount of "known" karate history; much of it in my opinion is spurious and easily seen as such with very little research required.
|Notice karate is depicted here as a "James Bond" type activity...|
So, is money necessary? I would say yes, and qualify that by once again stating my belief that while it's okay to make money in order to teach karate, it is not okay to teach karate in order to make money. The former allows for karate to continue, the latter will only hasten it's demise. What future karate history will say about us today is anyone's guess, but let us leave that up to the karateka who are not yet born; right now, you and I have an obligation to uphold...to nurture what we have received, and to pass it forward intact.