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Nakahara Zenshu: Character and Weapons of the Ryukyu Kingdom (5)

In this 5th and last part of his article on the character and weapons of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, Nakahara discusses early karate and kobudō sources from the kingdom time. Although quite short, still today no earlier written usage of the term … Continue reading

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Nakahara Zenshu: Character and Weapons of the Ryukyu Kingdom (3)

Recently I cited a statement from the latest version of Okinawa Karate News on Facebook. It said, “Okinawa should appeal to the world that karate is not a fighting martial art but the culture of Okinawa”. Naturally, the statement received … Continue reading

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The three Toyomiya tombs on Miyako Island

he Toyomiya tombs (Toyomiya-baka) are three structures located at a gravesite in the north-west of Miyako Island facing Hirara Bay. They are the tombs of the Chūdō-clan, which was established by Nakasone Toyomiya. Designated as important cultural properties of Japan, … Continue reading

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