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Complete Illustrated Book of the Teaching Methods of Tying, Resuscitation, and [the Jūjutsu method of] Kenpō

The title of the book is Hayanawa Kappō Kenpō Kyōhan Zukai Zen 早繩活法拳法教範図解・全. It is situated in the middle of the title page and printed in big letters. The title translates to: “Complete Illustrated Book of the Teaching Methods of Tying, … Continue reading

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2nd generation Ōsato Anji Chōshin 大里按司朝辰 (?–1604)

Names and DOB Childhood name as well as date of birth unknown Chinese-style name: Shō Keizen 向継善 Family Father: Chōbu 朝武 Mother: Amashomushirare 阿摩諸武志良禮 Wife: Gimitoyomi Anji Matsurukane 君豊見按司眞鶴金, daughter of Nago Uēkata Ryōhō 名護親方良豊 of the Ba-clan. Born 1568. … Continue reading

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Karate Training Places in 1898, 1899, show Division by Ideology

In 1898 and 1899 the first notes on training places of Karate in Okinawa appear in newspaper articles. From these early descriptions it can be seen that Karate was taught in the context of political activity and ideology. In the … Continue reading

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Bunkai and “knowing”

Karate is never about the limited boundaries of “knowing”, but rather about developing each and every case as new. During my study of mechanical engineering, there was no task and no test you would do without having a formulary with … Continue reading

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1982 Letter by Nagamine Shoshin to the JKF on behalf of the Okinawa-ken Karate-do Renmei

When I visited Nagamine Takayoshi at his dojo in Naha Kumoji one day in I believe 2011, he showed me a letter written by his father Nagamine Shoshin decades ago. The letter was written on behalf of the Karate Federation … Continue reading

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The Surgeon

In 1999 I took part in a Goju-ryu Kata seminar in Sanyo Sports Center, Nara prefecture. Besides practice, everyday evening lectures were given. The organization was very good. One day a lecture was scheduled by a Dr. Tamesue, doctor of … Continue reading

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Enter the Bubishi

Nearly twenty years ago I received my first own fragments of the Bubishi tradition as gifts, namely copies of drawings by my friend Eddy in Belgium – who used to train at the Jundokan and others back in the days … Continue reading

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Enbusen

At the nucleus of the Kata of Karate there are Uke-waza (defenses), Tsuki-waza (strikes), and Keri-waza (kicks). However, Kata also inherently include Tsukame-waza (seizing), Nage-waza (throwing) and Kansetsu-waza (joint locking, grappling) etc. Every Kata has a so-called Enbusen, or demonstration … Continue reading

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Navi 2

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Answers over guessing

In 1940, Nagamine Shōshin was awarded the title of Karatejutsu Renshi. In 1956, after the establishment of the Okinawa Karate-do Renmei he served as vice-president together with the first president Chibana Chōshin. Members were Yagi Meitoku (Gōjū-ryū), Nagamine Shōshin (Matsubayashi-ryū),  Chibana Chōshin … Continue reading

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