This is an excellent video which showcases many historical elements of Shotokan along with some very old footage.
As an old karate guy myself I can watch this kind of thing all day long. A lot of little snippets here which should give you a flavor of what karate is about, and martial arts in general.
Don’t worry, this is still primarily a writing blog, but martial arts have been a part of my life since I was in my early twenties, so it’s only right I share things like this when I find videos that might reach a broader audience. Speaking for myself I can watch old Shotokan videos of guys doing techniques all day long, but I know when I bring something like this to the blog I probably need to be a little more general.
Hope you like it!