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Nakahara Zenshu: Character and Weapons of the Ryukyu Kingdom (2)

In this second part, Nakahara sheds some light on the beginning of a twofold theory as regards weapons bans, which in consequence not only served to establish the theory of a historically “peaceful Ryūkyū kingdom” but also that of Karate … Continue reading

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New Snippets on old Funakoshi

I wrote this article shortly after my return from my 1 1/2 years martial practice and study tour on Okinawa. n 1906, Iha Fuyū bought a collection of Okinawan Puppet Theater songs from Funakoshi Gichin In Miyanaga Tōsō’s (1893-1964) book “The Okinawan Puppet Theater” … Continue reading

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