Category Archives: Genealogy Studies

8. Generation Gima Pēchin Shinji 儀間親雲上眞時

Names and DOB Childhood name: Shinshi眞市 Chinese-style name: Ma Sagen 麻作愿 Born: as the firstborn son, 1612 (?) -01-05 Family Father: Shinshi 眞之 Mother: Magami 眞龜 of the Kin-clan 金氏 Wife: Mamichi 眞滿, daughter of Kuniyoshi Pēchin Shinshun 國吉親雲上眞春 of the Sa-clan 査氏 … Continue reading

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7. Generation Gima Satonushi Pēchin Shinshi 儀間里之子親雲上眞之

Names and DOB Childhood name: Masanrā 眞三良 Chinese-style name: Ma Kyōyo 麻擧要 Born: as the firstborn son, 1585 Family Father: Shinjō 眞常 Mother: Manabi 眞鍋 of the Mō-clan 毛氏 Wife: Magami 眞龜, daughter of Tomoyose Pēchin (Kin Shireki) 友寄親雲上 (金仕歴)(she died 1662-02-18. Posthumous … Continue reading

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6. Generation Gima Uēkata Shinjō 儀間親方眞常

Names and DOB Childhood name: Shinshi 眞市 Chinese-style name: Ma Heikō 麻平衡 Born: as the thirdborn son, 1557. Family Father: Shinmei 眞命 Mother: Manabi 眞鍋 of the Sō-clan 莊氏 Wife: Manabi 眞鍋, daughter of Ahagon Shī Sei’i 阿波根子盛懿 of the Mō-clan 毛氏 (she … Continue reading

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5. Generation Gima Pēchin Shinmei 儀間親雲上眞命

Names and DOB Childhood name: Masanrā 眞三郎 Chinese-style name: Ma Jishō 麻時嘗 Born: as the firstborn son, 1513 Family Father: Shinmō 眞孟 Mother: A person from Izumisaki village Wife: Manabi 眞鍋, daughter of Oroku Pēchin Sōshin 小禄親雲上宗親 of the Sō-clan 莊氏 (she died … Continue reading

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4. Generation Gima Pēchin Shinmō 儀間親雲上眞孟

Names and DOB Childhood name: Shutarūgani 小樽兼 Chinese-style name: Ju Tatsuro 壽達魯 Born: as the firstborn son, 1494 Family Father: Shinpuku 眞福 Mother: Taira Ōamushirare 平良大阿母志良禮 Wife: a person from Izumisaki village 泉崎村 (died 1578-09-10. Posthumous name: Shūkei 秋桂) Oldest son: Shinmei 眞命 … Continue reading

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3. Generation Gima Taira Pēchin Shinpuku 儀間平良親雲上眞福

Names and DOB Childhood name: Uminta 思武太 Chinese-style name: Ma Futo 麻普都 Born: as the firstborn son, 1451 Posthumous name: Shinsō 眞宗 Family Father: Shinsō 眞宗 Mother: a Person from Gima village in Mawashi district 眞和志儀間 Wife: Taira Ōamushirare 平良大阿母志良禮  (Her parents are unknown. … Continue reading

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2. Generation Ōshiro Shī Shinsō 大城子眞宗

Names and DOB Childhood name: Shutarūgani 小樽兼 Chinese-style name: Ma Seikō 麻省功 Born: as firstborn son in 1411. Death date unknown. Posthumous name: Isshin 一心 Family Father: Shinbu 眞武 Mother: a person from Kakinohana village in Tamagusuku district Wife: a Person from Gima … Continue reading

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1. Generation of the Ma-clan: Ōshiro Aji Shinbu 大城按司眞武

Names and DOB Childhood name: Umindagani 思武太金 Chinese-style name: Ma Fui 麻普蔚 Born: His life and death dates are unknown. Posthumous name: Kijitsu 貴實 Family His parents are unknown. Wife: a person from Kakinohana village in Tamagusuku district. Her life … Continue reading

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On clans, houses, and families

Recently there was published an article about Lord Yabiku. In this article the author wondered who this Lord Yabiku was and concluded – for good reasons – that he might have been a member of the Ma-clan. The ancestor of this Ma-clan was … Continue reading

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Original References on Tomari-te

In karate circles both in Japan and abroad the so-called Tomari-te has become a topic of great interest in the recent decade. As had been pointed out recently, today there are a lot of genealogies of schools claiming Tomari-te heritage. … Continue reading

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