Karate is an ancient martial art developed in Japan, in the Ryukyu Kingdom. Karate was brought to Jaan when the Ryukyuans migrated from Okinawa and started teaching karate to the Japanese, establishing the karate clubs, and getting more popular each day. In the 1960s and 1970s, movies about martial arts became increasingly popular and thus made karate even more well-known, since everybody wanted to be like Bruce Lee and other stars. The legendary Chief Instructor of Shotokan Dojo, Shigeru Egami argued that karate is not just a fantastic show, but that it is a constant marathon with oneself which can only be won through self-discipline, creativity, and hard training.
Karate Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Another day, another story that will infuriate you and make you wonder why people can be so cruel, heartless, and undeserving of dogs. Dogs are such pure creatures, so cute and cuddly, and most of the time they would not hurt a fly, so it is sometimes hard to understand why certain people feel the need to hurt them in any way. This is a story about Bruce, a brave dog who went through hell and back, and much like the human with whom he shares his name, Bruce Lee, this dog is all about survival, faith in the humanity, and kindness.
Bruce is an adorable bull lurcher who, unfortunately, had to suffer through some pretty horrible stuff. He was found in Little Orton, in the outskirts of Carlisle, abused and severely mistreated. The emaciated doggo was saved by RSPCA and quickly taken by a kind veterinarian who decided to help him as much as possible. The team of vets worked hard; they fought with everything they had to save Bruce and give him a chance to have a normal life after the torture he’d been through. They had to remove his eye as it was so infected it could not be saved, and fix his broken jaw, heal his deep wounds, and most importantly, deal with the emotional damage.
Luckily, the vets did manage to help the poor doggo. Even though his recovery is supposed to be long and hard, he soon began eating, going outside to pee, and drink water. He showed his brave spirit, his friendly nature, and his utmost belief in humans. He accepted the vets, the rescuers, the people around him and was grateful for all the help he got. He fought throughout his recovery and accepted all the love and care people gave him.
In a fantastic turn of events, Bruce also got adopted! Four months after he was found, he was adopted by his vet nurse, Marie Coleman. Marie looked after Bruce for full 48 hours the first time he was found and she says that she fell in love with him then and there. Marie loved Bruce because he was so calm, selfless, and sweet, and she decided to make him a permanent member of her family, and provide him with the happy, healthy, and long life he deserves.
Karate Inspired Dog Name Considerations
If you are a fan of traditional karate, you may consider naming your doggo after one of the masters that, first off, created it, and secondly, helped popularize karate all over Okinawa and then the world. Old masters deserve all the fame we can give them, and the world needs to know that karate did not come from cheesy movies from the 1970s, even though they are pretty cool. So, the first name you can consider is the name of the “father of karate” Gichin Funakoshi, a martial artist and the founder of Shotokan Karate-Do, the most popular style of karate.
Another name you can choose is Anko, after Anko Asato, one of Gichin Funakoshi’s teachers. A Ryūkyūan karate master, Anko is known as one of the greatest experts in karate from Okinawa. He was taught by Matsumura Sōkon, one of the original karate masters from this island, and a man who was considered an expert in the martial arts as a very young man. Finally, we cannot forget Kanga Sakugawa, who, apart from having a cool name, was one of the largest contributors to Te, the predecessor of modern karate. How cool would it be to name your doggo after one of these iconic people? They will surely be the most respected doggo in the park!