Satsuma bō-odori, or ‘dance of the fighting gudgel‘ from the former Satsuma fief is historically related to Ryūkyū kingdom era bōjutsu. You probably heard that bō-odori in Satsuma had been devised by the Jigen-ryū style of swordmanship to be used as a covert line of defense, yet there were various bō-odori in various regions. Today I’d … Continue reading
ō-odori, or ‘dance of the fighting gudgel‘ from Satsuma. You probably heard of this martial art and its assumed influence on Ryukyuan bojutsu many many times. You probably read that the Jigen-ryū devised Satsuma bō-odori to be used as a covert line of … Continue reading
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
ithin the unpopular history of an island’s people, there are countless historical facts on treason and betrayal in Okinawa on account of base motives. There are always two sides to a story, and least you’re an attourney general, one’s personal perspective … Continue reading
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urayama Terushi: Jigen-ryu Heiho. Rekishi to Kenkyu. Kanoya Taiiku Daigaku Budo-gaku Kenkyushitsu, Kanoya 1993. 502 p., 27cm. Annotation: contains a chronological table of Jigen-ryu Heiho on pages 491-502. Appendix: Index, Jigen-ryu Heiho and Rekishi to Kenkyu, 30p., 26cm. Please follow … Continue reading