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King Wu Once Buckled On His Armor: The Seven Virtues of Martial Arts

by Andreas Quast THIS is the true story of the seven virtues of martial arts as described by Matsumura Sokon. Considered the primary source-text of old-style Okinawan martial arts, the “Seven Virtues” are admired for their straightforward advice. Handwritten in the late 19th … Continue reading

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A Snippet on Matsumura Sokon and the Jigen-ryu Menkyo Kaiden

Source: Sakuda Shigeru: Karate Meijin Retsuden (Biographies of Great Karate Masters), Naha 1987. pp. 8-9, 100. n early 1953 Sakuda Shigeru worked as a journalist for the Okinawa Asahi Shinbun newspaper company. The company president at the time was the … Continue reading

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f you happen to be around Okinawa at the time and interested in the history of Karate and Kobudō and speak Japanese…  you might want to go to the Prefectural Museum and Art Gallery in Naha Omoromachi. Matsumura Sōkon, the … Continue reading

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