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The Karate and Kobudō Performers and Performances of 1939

Recently I revealed that Nagamine Shōshin (1907-1997) evidently performed Chatan Yara no Kūsankū in 1939. This is the earliest instance the name of this kata appeared like this in writing. This information is based on an unpublished program of the … Continue reading

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Nagamine Shoshin performed Chatan Yara no Kusanku in 1939

On Saturday, 17 June 1939, the former Prime Minister and president of the Dai Nippon Butokukai, General Hayashi Senjuro, and invited persons attended the opening ceremony of the Dai Nippon Butokukai Okinawa Branch Butokuden, where Judo, Kendo and Karatedo performances … Continue reading

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Sign of the Times – Chatan Yara no Kusanku

To be honest, I personally like the sport version of Chatan Yara no Kūsankū. I also support “sport” as one of the three pillars of modern budō. But here’s why everyone needs to stop calling “Chatan Yara Kūsankū” a “Shitō-ryū … Continue reading

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The Butokuden of Okinawa

The original Dai Nippon Butokukai  (DNBK) was established in April 1895 in Kyōto to encourage the practice of the budō and to cultivate warlike virtues (butoku) throughout Imperial Japan. Branches were opened in each prefecture, aiming at the dissemination and … Continue reading

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