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Miyagi Chojun, October 1935

October 1935, the great tug-of-war of Naha was celebrated on Naha City Tsūdō main street. The men in the photo belonged to the Eastern Party. They had the important task to take care of the kanichibō, i.e. the huge wooden … Continue reading

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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

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Fritz Nöpel – Pioneer of European Goju-ryu

Fritz Nöpel (* November , 1935 in Breslau) is a German Karateka and the pioneer of Gōjū-ryū-Karate in Germany. He is the recipient of the 9th Dan and the honorary title of Hanshi from Japan as well as the German … Continue reading

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The Signaling Arrow of Practice

The following is an edited collection of memories and stories of others I present here in a rather informal way.  At times Miyagi Chōjun visited the main island in an effort to spread karate. His intention was to elevate Okinawa … Continue reading

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Kakie as described by Miyazato Ei’ichi 1978

n the Karate of Okinawa, in Gōjū-ryū only Kakie had been used since a long time as a supporting exercise (hojo-undō). In Kakie you face each other, both with the same leg forward, and either in Nekoashi-dachi or in Sanchin … Continue reading

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