Monthly Archives: March 2016

Uni Ufugushiku, Lady Fumiagari and royal family dispute in Old Ryukyu

So while working on a short overview about the legend of Uni Ufugushiku, I decided to present – a rather entertaining – glimpse of what happend back around 1458. Similarities with people alive or other karate authorities are purely accidental and … Continue reading

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Throws & Locks

Throws & locks in Karate are the scoop of the year, rightly. While discussing the topic, the perspective is usually that of the executor of a technique (tori 取り): he applies locks and throws. But what did the initial attacker … Continue reading

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14th generation Chōei 朝英

Names and DOB Childhood name: – Chinese-style name: – Born: – Family – Chronology – ❁ Please follow and like us:

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13th generation Chōkichi 朝吉

Names and DOB Childhood name: – Chinese-style name: – Born: – Family heir: Chōei 朝英 Chronology – ❁ Please follow and like us:

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12th generation Chōho 朝輔

Names and DOB Childhood name: – Chinese-style name: – Born: – Family Heir: Chōkichi 朝吉 Chronology – ❁ Please follow and like us:

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11th generation Chōfu 朝扶 (1839 – 1910)

Names and DOB Childhood name: Makamado 真蒲戸 Chinese-style name: Shō Ishin 向維新 Born: 1839-07-16. Passed away at the age of 72. Family Father: Motonaga Chōyō (Shō Chōshun, 1813 –?) 朝庸 (向超俊) Wife: Kamato カマト, oldest daughter of the Nago-udun 名護御殿. Born ca. 1843, … Continue reading

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Genealogy of the Princely Shō-clan (House Motonaga) – Lineage Overview

Previously I described the lineage of the House of Kyan (Princely Shō-clan) in detail. According to it, Chōchō 朝張 (1818–1842) assumed the 10th generation of the House of Kyan. Chōchō was adopted from the House of Motonaga, the orign and lineage of which is described … Continue reading

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1888 photo of Tomari taken during visit of Austrian H. M. S. Fasana

Austrian H. M. S. Fasana let anchor at Naha harbor on June 27th, 1888 and stayed only two days. Aboard as a naval cadet was Archduke Leopold Ferdinand, a member of the House of Habsburg, the ruling family of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Archduke’s educator was … Continue reading

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Genealogy of the Princely Shō-clan (House Kyan) – Lineage Overview

This is an overview of the genealogy of the House of Kyan, also called the Kyan-dunchi 喜屋武殿内. Dunchi is a title that refers to families who held the position of a fief steward (jitō 地頭). The Kyan-dunchi were fief steward of Kyan … Continue reading

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Paradigm and Perspective

Translator’s note: The Japanese language version of this article was published on the Motobu-ryū Blog. It was translated and published here by the courtesy of Motobu Naoki Shihan of the Motobu-ryū and Motobu Udun-dī. Any inadequacy is mine alone. Paradigm and Perspective Below … Continue reading

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