Tag Archives: Kobudo

“Bo” and “Ken” 1866

s another snippet of Ryūkyūan martial arts history during kingdom times, the scene of this short post are the laws in Ryūkyū. I guess most people are unaware that there were actual laws that regulated physical violence, the use of weapons etc. … 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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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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Recommended Reading (and photo viewing): Basic Research Report of Karate-do and Kobudo

kinawa-ken Kyōikuchō Bunka-ka: Karate-dō Kobudō no Kihon Chōsa Hōkokusho Hōkokusho [Basic Research Report of Karate and Kobudō]. Okinawa-ken Kyōiku Iinkai, Naha 1995/97. 179 pp. 26cm. The work is written in Japanese and out-of-print. It has a large number of photos … Continue reading

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