Tag Archives: Nagamine Shoshin

Online Exhibition: Order of the Rising Sun

Photo: Certificate and “Two-colored Order of the Rising Sun”, Knight 1st Class (Kyokujitsu sōkōshō 旭日双光章) Awarded: in the name of the Japanese Emperor Recipient: Nagamine Shōshin Date: April 29, 1982. Photo: Andreas Quast Photo Date: May 23, 2009. Location: Kōdōkan Nagamine Dōjō, headquarter … Continue reading

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Original References on Tomari-te

In karate circles both in Japan and abroad the so-called Tomari-te has become a topic of great interest in the recent decade. As had been pointed out recently, today there are a lot of genealogies of schools claiming Tomari-te heritage. … Continue reading

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On Tīshimi and Tī

During his period of government service, Tei Junsoku 程順則 (1663–1734) traveled to Qing China four times, and one time to the Japanese capital of Edo. Later he was promoted to Sanshikan of the royal government in Shuri and awarded the … Continue reading

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Yakusoku kumite – Date and Conditions of Creation

So far the history of the kumite created by the various schools has not been researched and documented well. Because it is possible to create all kinds of kumite at any given time, the lack of documentation is a problem. It is therefore important to record the kumite-history of various … Continue reading

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How tradition really works

In my last post I raised a hypothetical question which placed Shuri-te in a somewhat unfavorable light. Of course, Shuri-te was meant in sense of Itosu Ankō’s school Karate syllabus. Today I would like to relativize and rectify this biased … Continue reading

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Online Exhibition: 1920 Tomari Elementary School Alumni

Photo: 1920 Tomari Elementary School Graduation Alumni Association (Kunenbo Association) 3rd row, 5th person from the left: Nagamine Shoshin Date: September 12, 1968. Place: Naha Restaurant. Photo: Andreas Quast Date: May 12, 2009. Location: Kōdōkan Nagamine Dōjō, headquarter of Sekai Matsubayashi-ryū Karate-dō Renmei. Naha-shi Kumoji, … Continue reading

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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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Online Exhibition: Certificate of Appointment

Certificate: Appointment of Nagamine Shōshin as a consultant of the Okinawa Shōrin-ryū Karatedō Ryūbukan Headquarter dōjō. Date: March 1996. Signed and sealed: Ishikawa Seitoku (1925 – 2013), considered one of the last true Shurite masters. Photo: Andreas Quast Date: February 12, … Continue reading

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Kyan Chotoku, teacher of Nagamine Shoshin.

“When in May 1942 Nagamine Shōshin opened his first dōjō in Naha’s Sōgenji district, it was the only private karate school in Naha at the time. Kyan Chōtoku, his personal teacher, came all the way from Yomitan village, together with … 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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