Category Archives: Translations

Nagamine reveals secret of karate to the Metropolitan Police Department

After his first assignment to Tōkyō in 1936, Nagamine again had the opportunity to travel to the capital in 1941. This time he was dispatched to the Ministry of Home Affairs, which at that time included the Bureau of Police … Continue reading

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Nagamine Shōshin: In der Kata ist das Leben – Widersprüche in der Konzeption des Okinawa Karate

25. November 1995, Ryūkyū Shinpō Am 08. November 1995 las ich in dieser Kolumne Herrn Nakazatos Artikel “Kata 型 oder Kata 形? Erwägungen über die Konzeption des Okinawa Karate”, ich bin jedoch bezüglich Herrn Nakazatos dort formuliertem Standpunkt gegensätzlicher Ansicht. … Continue reading

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Tsuboi Gendō (1852-1922) – Physical education scholar of the Meiji era and Japan’s first physical exercises teacher

Tsuboi was born in Onikoshi, Katsushika District, Shimosa Province (today’s Ichikawa City in Chiba prefecture) as the second son of a farmer. In 1866, he entered the Kaiseijo of the Edo shogunate to study English. The Kaiseijo was an institution … Continue reading

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Sanchin

It seems that Higashionna Kanryō trained Sanchin as a technique to acquire skill. Miyagi on the other hand thought there was already enough practice of kaishu-gata, but heishu-gata were lacking. He began to aim at physical education and martial arts … Continue reading

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Nagamine Shoshin performed Chatan Yara no Kusanku in 1969

On October 10, 1969, a National Special Invitational Kata Demonstration was presented at the Nippon Budōkan in Tōkyō. There, a number of Okinawan karate masters were invited to present Okinawa karate kata in front of a nationwide audience. The occasion … Continue reading

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Nakamura Shigeru: “Karate is also to be unified”

“Karate is also to be unified”“Unification with wearing protective gear” Nakamura Shigeru, Chairman of the Okinawa Kenpō Karate-dō Renmei Born on January 20, 1893, he entered the Karate Club of the Shuri Prefectural Middle School in Shuri at the age … Continue reading

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Tunchi (Okinawa)

(from Japanese Wikipedia, translation by Andreas Quast) Tunchi is a honorary title referring to the Uēkata families from among the Ryūkyū samurē class (shizoku) who are in the position of a sōjitō (estate steward-general). In a broader sense, it is … Continue reading

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Udun (Okinawa)

(from Japanese Wikipedia, translation by Andreas Quast) Udun is a term mainly used as a name for the residences of Ryūkyū royal family members, or otherwise as a honorary title for the people who live there. Overview Udun generally refers … Continue reading

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Yoshimura Udun

(from Japanese Wikipedia, translation by Andreas Quast) Real family name Shō(2nd Dynasty of the Royal Shō-clan) Progenitor Yoshimura Ōji Chōgi Classification Ryūkyū royal family Birthplace Ryūkyū Kingdom, Shuri Main home Ryūkyū Kingdom, Shuri Prominent figures Yoshimura Ōji Chōken, Yoshimura Aji … Continue reading

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Yoshimura Chōmei

(from Japanese Wikipedia, translation by Andreas Quast) Yoshimura Chōmei (October 10, 1830 – January 9, 1898) was the 3rd-generation head of the Yoshimura Udun and a government official and politician during the closing days of the Ryūkyū kingdom. He is … Continue reading

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