Welcome to Legends Karate!
Restored, revived and systematized by Patrick McCarthy, Hanshi 9th Dan, old-school Karate (Koryu Uchinadi Kenpo-jutsu), can be traced back to Fujian Chinese-based Quanfa (Kenpo) practices haphazardly introduced and secretly cultivated in Okinawa, during the later part of the old Ryukyu Kingdom.
In line with the great Zen master Basho who famously said not to blindly follow tradition but to seek out what the masters sought, Legends Karate head instructor Sensei Joost Frehé delivers Hanshi McCarthy’s interpretation of Okinawa’s combative heritage while leaning extensively on the powerful yet graceful dynamics of Joost’s Okinawa Goju Ryu Shihan George Andrews (8th Dan).
Having made the historical pilgrimage to Fujian, China, himself and while there identified one of the remaining Crane schools that had a profound effect on the development of Okinawan Karate, Sensei Frehé has bridged the cultural gap between Okinawa and China and unearthed the erroneously made assumption that distinguishes external styles from internal ones that in reality do not exist isolated from each other.
Sensei Joost Frehé’s Legends Karate offers the unique opportunity to study both the combative and holistic aspects the art effortlessly combines, for more information on classes, club activities etc. please brows this site or contact us.