Tag Archives: Chibana Choshin

Answers over guessing

In 1940, Nagamine Shōshin was awarded the title of Karatejutsu Renshi. In 1956, after the establishment of the Okinawa Karate-do Renmei he served as vice-president together with the first president Chibana Chōshin. Members were Yagi Meitoku (Gōjū-ryū), Nagamine Shōshin (Matsubayashi-ryū),  Chibana Chōshin … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Unknown Ryukyu | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Answers over guessing

Flurry styles of Karate?

So I stumbled over this issue of Black Belt Mag from April 1968. Therein appeared an interview with three young men from Okinawa, plannning to stay in the US for maybe four years and maybe open a dojo: Kina Santos, Taba Kensai, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Unknown Ryukyu | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Flurry styles of Karate?

Arakaki Ankichi (1899-1929) – budoka, businessman, artist

his article describes the life and impact of Arakaki Ankichi (1899-1929). Ultimately it aims at determining the meaning of a hanging scroll bearing a poem and a depiction he created in 1928. It took me nearly seven years – more … Continue reading

Posted in Kyan Chotoku, Unknown Ryukyu | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Arakaki Ankichi (1899-1929) – budoka, businessman, artist

The History of Okinawa Karate Associations, based on common interests

ince the 1950s the movement of post-war Okinawan Karate organizations began. The era saw the establishment of the Okinawa Karate-do Renmei in May 1956 (first president Chibana Chōshin), the Okinawa Kobudō Kyōkai in June 1961 (first president Higa Seitoku), and … Continue reading

Posted in Book Reviews, Unknown Ryukyu | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The History of Okinawa Karate Associations, based on common interests