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Tachimura no Naihanchi

Translator’s Introduction Right now our friend Ulf Karlsson is on the plane back to Sweden. He just spent several months of practice and study in Okinawa and Japan. While there he also had the chance to meet with Motobu Naoki … 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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On Kakidī

The following is my inofficial translation of the chapter on kakidi given on the homepage of the Motobu-ryu and published with the kind permission of Motobu Naoki Shihan. Kakede [literally hooked hands] (in Okinawa dialect kakidī) is and old style form of jiyū-kumite, … Continue reading

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