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8. Generation Gima Pēchin Shinji 儀間親雲上眞時

Names and DOB Childhood name: Shinshi眞市 Chinese-style name: Ma Sagen 麻作愿 Born: as the firstborn son, 1612 (?) -01-05 Family Father: Shinshi 眞之 Mother: Magami 眞龜 of the Kin-clan 金氏 Wife: Mamichi 眞滿, daughter of Kuniyoshi Pēchin Shinshun 國吉親雲上眞春 of the Sa-clan 査氏 … Continue reading

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4. Generation Gima Pēchin Shinmō 儀間親雲上眞孟

Names and DOB Childhood name: Shutarūgani 小樽兼 Chinese-style name: Ju Tatsuro 壽達魯 Born: as the firstborn son, 1494 Family Father: Shinpuku 眞福 Mother: Taira Ōamushirare 平良大阿母志良禮 Wife: a person from Izumisaki village 泉崎村 (died 1578-09-10. Posthumous name: Shūkei 秋桂) Oldest son: Shinmei 眞命 … Continue reading

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Karate Training Places in 1898, 1899, show Division by Ideology

In 1898 and 1899 the first notes on training places of Karate in Okinawa appear in newspaper articles. From these early descriptions it can be seen that Karate was taught in the context of political activity and ideology. In the … Continue reading

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A Stroll Along Ryukyu Martial Arts History

A Stroll Along Ryukyu Martial Arts History Paperback – May 15, 2015 by Andreas Quast (Author) Paperback edition: available at Amazon US ($14.99), Amazon UK (£9.79), Amazon Germany (EUR 14.97), CreateSpace eStore ($14.99), and at online and offline bookstores and retailers, as well as via public libraries and … Continue reading

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The Chuzan Mon on Ayajo Boulevard

Within the construction of the Shuri castle walls there were numerous gates. In olden times there was a gate called Chūzan-mon, which was of the same type as the Shureimon. Unfortunately, the Chūzan-mon was demolished in 1908 due to obsolescence. … Continue reading

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The Department of Justice (Hirajo) of the Ryukyu Royal Government

The general as well as judicial administrations of the Ryūkyū kingdom were conducted on the basis of local autonomy by local government agencies. The central government level only took up responsibility when all else failed. This constitutes the framework for … Continue reading

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For the first time – historical illustration of Satsuma Bo-odori

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

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On Sesoko no Kon (Bojutsu Kata Series)

or some reason exponents of Ryukyuan martial arts (RMA) like Okinawan dialect. So, as everyone likes it so much these days, Sesoko no Kon is pronounced Shisuku nu Kun in the native dialect. I really didn’t make this up. Rather, … Continue reading

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1872, Ryūkyū kingdom

n January 1872, the Ryūkyū kingdom was informed that it had been affiliated as the Ryūkyu fief to newly established Kagoshima Prefecture. According to the regulations determined in a letter by Ōyama, the chancellor of Kagoshima Prefectural at the time, “Congratulatory Envoys for … Continue reading

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Karate 1.0: Parameter of an Ancient Martial Art

The most comprehensive study on the parameters of primordial Karate, this work intrigues readers with rich detail and insights into these ancient combat traditions, the pride of Okinawa. KARATE 1.0: Parameter of an Ancient Martial Art. Düsseldorf 2013, by Andreas Quast. Pages: … Continue reading

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