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Gushiken Shijin and Mukenkan

While living on Okinawa I practiced for some time in the style called Mukenkan. This school was established by Gushiken Shijin 具志堅私人 (1944–1998). The following are some information I collected from two handouts I had been given by Sawada Kiyoshi sensei, … Continue reading

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June 12, 2010, Akamine Sensei at Mukenkan/Shinbukan Dojo, Okinawa.

It’s in the eye of the beholder, but here are some facts: photo of Gushiken Shinji with his special open arms kamae (he developed a special makiwara; maybe one day I’ll tell you about it), poster of Akamine Eisuke in the … Continue reading

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Photo of Miyahira Sensei, a carpenter certified to restore listed buildings like castle etc. performing Naihanchi, June 12, 2010, Shinbukan Dojo, Tomigusuku.

On Okinawa, various masters and groups train in Naihanchi. Just like with every tsuki on the island, everyone has a different approach as regards how to generate power etc., how to practice it exactly, and why. Oh, and BTW, did … Continue reading

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June 12, 2010, Shinbukan in Tomigusuku

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