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Shiramachi nu Kun (Bojutsu Kata Series)

Name Shiramachi nu Kun is pronounced Shiromatsu no Kon in standard Japanese. Nagamine Shōshin is said to have referred to it as Hakushō no Kon, but Shiromatsu no Kun is the standard pronunciation used today. Regardless of the pronunciation it … Continue reading

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Roundtable discussion to talk about the karate (Part 3). – Weapons representing the spirit of defense – 1955

This is the translation of a 1955 interview with the Matsubayashi-ryū Kōdōkan headquarter dōjō. It deals with the kobujutsu practiced in this school. Participants from the Kōdōkan were : Please follow and like us:

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Kina Shōsei (1882-1981)

As a continuation of the article on Kinjo UFUCHIKU Masanra, this is about one of his most notable students, Kina Shōsei (1882-1981). The informations here were collected and jointed from four different Japanese language sources. Budōka and school teacher Kina … Continue reading

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Kyan Shin’ei, in: Okinawa-ken Karate-dô Rengôkai (Pub.): Okinawa Karate Jinmeikan. Naha, Okinawa-ken Karate-dô Rengôkai 1993.

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his book lists all the persons in the sphere of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo active at the time of publishing, i.e. 1993. It contains invaluable informations for research, as it not only gives ranks, biographies, etc. of the persons, but … Continue reading

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