Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Okinawa Karate Kenkyū Kurabu (Okinawa Karate Research Club)

Prelude n 1918/04 a meeting place was established at the house of Mabuni Kenwa in Shuri. Here the Karate Kenkyūkai (Karate Research Society, short KRS) was created with shuri-te proponents as its members: Mabuni Kenwa, Hanashiro Chōmo, Chibana Chōshin, Tokuda … Continue reading

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Okinawa’s earliest forms of community organization: the Makyo

Note: The following short article was planned to be included in Karate 1.0, but was not. It is about the earliest form of community organization in Okinawa, established by consanguineous groups called Makyo. The time we are talking about here is the … Continue reading

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The term “Torite” in Itosu’s 10 precepts

s an answer to myself concerning the short article on Torite and Tuidi, I want to make clear that of course we find the term torite 取手: It is used in #6 of Itosu Ankō’s “10 Precepts of Karate”, written in … Continue reading

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Torite and Tuidi

eware: Unless someone provides historical evidence, all these terms used today in Uchinaguchi, including torite/tuidi and whatnot, are 20th century guessings and fabrications in an attempt to backdate the tradition. It is called “the invention of tradition”. Heres the point: … Continue reading

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Über die Herkunft der „Hashiri-kakari“ im Mugai-ryū 無外流における「走り懸り」の起源について

Einführung ugai-ryū enthält eine Kategorie von Techniken, die im Gehen ausgeführt werden. Diese werden Hashiri-kakari genannt, d.h. soviel wie „Laufangriffe“. Laut Hamamoto Sensei wurden diese von der Polizei entwickelt. Grund genug für mich die Sache in genauen Augenschein zu nehmen. Dafür … Continue reading

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The Birth of competition karate and national organizations

he sportification (gamification) of Karate had been attempted since prior to WWII, but organizational sports had not been successfully implemented. In 1945, while the Budō ban was still valid for other Budō, the Kanbukan was established for the practice of … Continue reading

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