This is the web log of the Traditional Karate Research Institute. TKRI is a not-for-profit organization(s) dedicated to providing high quality karate training to interested students and to promoting research related to the various interrelated karate traditions of Japan and Okinawa. Regular classes are held in the states of Missouri and Virginia, and since 1993 we’ve been regular demonstrators at the annual Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden (the largest such event in the U.S.) We also arrange and sponsor presentations seminars and lectures by important authorities on martial culture. More information on TKRI may be found at , at, and in Gillian Russell’s post “Morning World“.