Tag Archives: Karate

June 12, 2010, Okinawa, Mukenkai: train with sophisticated men and keep good humoured

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Standard lineages from Okinawa Karate Kobudō Exhibit, 1997

Here are some standard lineages of Okinawa Karate Kobudō for reference. Please follow and like us:

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Okinawa dojo directory, 2005

The following is a statistical analysis I prepared in 2005. It used the data provided by the Okinawa dōjō directory, which was prepared by an Okinawa Prefecture educational office in 2003 or 2004, I don’t remember exactly. It provided the following information: Name of … Continue reading

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The reality of Karate competitions

“Oh! The Places You’ll Go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of … Continue reading

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A lecture in Japan, 1999

Beitrag von Andreas Quast. Please follow and like us:

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Applied Science in Karate

s there a theory that should be looked into as an applied science in karate? I mean, if you had a lot of time at hand? If you’d ask me, it would definitely not be “Ki“. Rather, it would be the physical laws … Continue reading

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Bushi Higa

ere’s one snippet from my archives. It’s one of the oldest newspaper articles on Karate, from Ryūkyū Shinpō, January 21, 1914. I copied it some years ago at Okinawa Prefectural Library. Bushi Higa When this newspaper published the article series … Continue reading

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Snippet on Ti 手(ティー)

tumbling over an old e-budo post of mine, I found the hint that in the Okinawan language the honorific term for hand was nchi ンチ. I ponder if this is related to Naifa’nchi? For instance, assuming Naifanchi was written 内法手, then in Mandarin … Continue reading

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Mekata and Ti = Okinawan Pogo or Dancefloor Wingchun?

he elementary school teacher, Karate man and author Funakoshi Gichin in 1914 noted on rural dances called Mēkata 舞方: He considered these to be not-yet-developed precursors of Karate. Currently these Mēkata are again variously perceived as archetypes of an indigenous … Continue reading

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Tomigawa Uēkata Seikei, aka Mō Fūrai (1832-1890)

omigawa Seikei was a Ryūkyūan politician who became one of the last sanshikan (minister) of the royal government of the Ryūkyū Kingdom in 1875. With the abolition of the kingdom in 1879 he first acted as an adviser of the new prefectural … Continue reading

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