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Kinjō Hiroshi: From karate 唐手 to karate 空手 – Introduction

More than one century has passed since the creation of karate 唐手 in 1905. About seventy-five years ago, in 1936, karate 唐手 was renamed to karate 空手. Since I have had made karate 唐手 my life-task in 1926, about eighty-five years … Continue reading

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Kinjo Hiroshi on Basil Hall’s Visit to Ryukyu

As you know, 200 years ago, in 1816, Basil Hall reached Okinawa. The following is from: Kinjō Hiroshi: Karate kara karate made (From karate 唐手 to karate 空手), 2011. Translation (incl. all possible mistakes) by Andreas Quast. The British Royal Navy’s “The Voyage … Continue reading

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The Birth of competition karate and national organizations

he sportification (gamification) of Karate had been attempted since prior to WWII, but organizational sports had not been successfully implemented. In 1945, while the Budō ban was still valid for other Budō, the Kanbukan was established for the practice of … Continue reading

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The History of Okinawa Karate Associations, based on common interests

ince the 1950s the movement of post-war Okinawan Karate organizations began. The era saw the establishment of the Okinawa Karate-do Renmei in May 1956 (first president Chibana Chōshin), the Okinawa Kobudō Kyōkai in June 1961 (first president Higa Seitoku), and … Continue reading

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Mutsu Mizuho: KARATE KENPO ZEN (The Complete Karate Kenpo)

Mutsu Mizuho: Tōde Kenpō Zen [The Complete Karate Kenpō]. Yōju Shorin, Ginowan 1999. 493 pp. 27cm. Limited Edition (800 only)! his is a reprint of the 1933 original edition published by the Tōkyō University Karate Kenkyūkai. Mutsu Mizuho already in 1929 traveled … Continue reading

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Kinjo Hiroshi: From Todi to Karate. 2011.

orn in Shuri 1919, Kinjo Hiroshi startet training in Todi in 1926.That is 85 years ago if I am not mistaken! EIGHTY-FIFE!!!! I believe… This man is so cool, he even has his own Homepage! Kinjo Sensei has trained under … Continue reading

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