Tag Archives: Matsubayashi-ryu

Online Exhibition: Congratulatory Message

Certificate: Congratulatory message of Nakazato Jōen (Shōrinji-ryū) to Nagamine Shōshin. Date: November 3, 1979. Signed and sealed: Nakazato Jōen (Shōrinji-ryū). Photo: Andreas Quast Date: February 12, 2008. Location: Kōdōkan Nagamine Dōjō, headquarter of Sekai Matsubayashi-ryū Karate-dō Renmei. Naha-shi Kumoji, Okinawa Prefecture. Text: „60 … Continue reading

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Answers over guessing

In 1940, Nagamine Shōshin was awarded the title of Karatejutsu Renshi. In 1956, after the establishment of the Okinawa Karate-do Renmei he served as vice-president together with the first president Chibana Chōshin. Members were Yagi Meitoku (Gōjū-ryū), Nagamine Shōshin (Matsubayashi-ryū),  Chibana Chōshin … Continue reading

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On the distinction between Shuri-te and Tomari-te

Translator’s note: The Japanese language version of this article published on the Motobu-ryū website has sparked a lot of interest among the international karate and Ryūkyū bugei community. In addition, there was a request for a translation. For this reason I translated it here with … 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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Nagamine Shoshin and the apparently two first postwar articles written on Karate/Kobudo

In the Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shinpō, in 1950 an article appeared on Funakoshi, titled: “Karate – Funakoshi Gichin Okina – Defeating a cow: secret training under cover of night.” In the post-war era in Okinawa itself it also took a … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Matsubayashi-ryū insignia since 1955

Seems we all live in our own little worlds and – while observing what’s going on in the various regional perceptions of Karate around the globe – successively try to make sense of and adjust our subjectively coherent perceptions of … Continue reading

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Day of Nagamine Takayoshi Soke’s last public performance. March 04, 2012, Okinawa Prefectural Budokan

This group photo of Matsubayashi-ryu Karate I took just prior to the 27th Okinawa-ken Karate-do Kobudo Enbu Taikai on March 4, 2012, held at Okinawa Prefectural Budokan. I am not 100% sure if everybody from Matsubayashi-ryu who was there at the … Continue reading

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Nagamine Takayoshi (長嶺 高兆, August 12, 1945 – April 25, 2012)

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Arakaki Ankichi (1899-1929) – budoka, businessman, artist

his article describes the life and impact of Arakaki Ankichi (1899-1929). Ultimately it aims at determining the meaning of a hanging scroll bearing a poem and a depiction he created in 1928. It took me nearly seven years – more … Continue reading

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June 10, 2009, with late Soke Nagamine Takayoshi

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