Ryūkyū Shōrin-ryū Karate-dō Kyōkai

The following infos are from the “big blue” (Uechi 1977).

Ryūkyū Shōrin-ryū Karate-dō Kyōkai

  • President: Inamine Seijin (renshi 6 dan)
  • Principal residence: Okinawa Prefecture Kunigami District Nago City Nago 454
  • Current address:  Okinawa Prefecture Chatan Village Yoshihara 261
  • Date of birth: January 2, 1937
  • Occupation: Okinawa Electric Power Co., Ltd. (head office)

Inamine’s Budō History

  • 1951 – 1957: studied Karate under Tsuha Kōmei in Nago City Nago
  • 1958 – 1965: studied Karate under Shimabukuro Eizō in the former Koza City Moromizato
  • 1966 – 1971: studied Kobudō under Irei Matsutarō in Okinawa City Goeku

History of Ryūkyū Shōrin-ryū Karate-dō

Inamine Seijin

Inamine Seijin

Originally our school was called Shōrin-ryū (少林流). But in view of the current situation of karate, brought forth by the unevitable transformation with the times, we had to re-examine our school name. Having sprung forth in Okinawa, karate was refined by the masters and wise men through the practice in this art. From this developed Shuri-te lineage, the Naha-te lineage, and the Tomari-te lineage which spread further to mainland Japan and around the world. During the Meiji, Taishō, and Shōwa eras, and especially after the war, each time in this process karate changed more or less subtle. In consequence, its high qualities as old traditioned karate became a phenomenon of the era which were not limited to its birthplace only anymore. Therefore, as the school names for old martial arts of Okinawa should after all be a representation from the perspective of old Okinawa, we added the designation “Ryūkyū” to the previous school name of Shōrin-ryū, and in 1974 named our school “Ryūkyū Shōrin-ryū” (琉球少林流).  And, at the residences of five of us in Okinawa Prefecture Nakagami-gun each a dōjō was set up, which today have a considerable number of students. These five dōjō oversee the organization which aims to unify the kata of the organization, to keep the kata pure and true, to teach the juniors in the orthodox art and wishes to contribute to the future development of Okinawa Karate. To achieve this, in 1977 the “Ryūkyū Shōrin-ryū Karate-dō Kyōkai” was established.

Inamine lineage.

Inamine lineage.

Types of Kata

Karate-dō:

  1. Naihanchi Shodan
  2. Naihanchi Nidan
  3. Naihanchi Sandan
  4. Pinan Shodan
  5. Pinan Nidan
  6. Pinan Sandan
  7. Pinan Yondan
  8. Pinan Godan
  9. Seisan
  10. Wansū
  11. Ānankū
  12. Rōhai
  13. Gojūshiho/Ūsēshī
  14. Chintō
  15. Kūsankū
  16. Passai

Kobudō:

  1. Shukumine nu Kun
  2. Sakugawa nu Kun
  3. Chatan Yara nu Sai
  4. Tawada nu Sai
  5. Nunchaku
  6. Tonkuwā
  7. Gushikawa Tīra-gwa nu Mamori-kama I
  8. Gushikawa Tīra-gwa nu Mamori-kama II

Ryūkyū Shōrin-ryū Karate-dō Kyōkai

Affiliated dōjō and names of the shihan (instructors)

Inamine Dōjō

  • Head of Dōjō: Inamine Seijin (renshi 6 dan)
  • Date of birth: January 2, 1937
  • Dōjō adress: Okinawa Prefecture Chatan Village Yoshihara 261
  • Head of Dōjō residence: same as above
  • Telephone: (ommitted here)

Makishi Dōjō

  • Head of Dōjō: Makishi Kōjun (or Yasunobu /Yasuyori)  (renshi 6 dan)
  • Date of birth: April 22, 1936
  • Dōjō adress: Okinawa City Goeku 456
  • Head of Dōjō residence: same as above
  • Telephone: (ommitted here)

Matsumoto Dōjō

  • Head of Dōjō: Toguchi  Shōkō (or Munetaka)  (renshi 6 dan)
  • Date of birth: May 4, 1937
  • Dōjō adress: Okinawa City Matsumoto 12
  • Head of Dōjō residence: same as above
  • Telephone: –

Araya /Shin’ya Dōjō

  • Head of Dōjō: Araya or Shin’ya Hiroshi (renshi 6 dan)
  • Date of birth: January 20, 1937
  • Dōjō adress: Okinawa City Goeku 41
  • Head of Dōjō residence: same as above
  • Telephone: –

Goya Dōjō

  • Head of Dōjō: Goya Ryōshō (renshi 6 dan)
  • Date of birth: April 12, 1936
  • Dōjō adress: Gushikawa City Miyazato 309- 3
  • Head of Dōjō residence: same as above
  • Telephone: –

(above information were provided by Inamine Seijin)

Infos from: Uechi 1977.

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