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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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Flurry styles of Karate?

So I stumbled over this issue of Black Belt Mag from April 1968. Therein appeared an interview with three young men from Okinawa, plannning to stay in the US for maybe four years and maybe open a dojo: Kina Santos, Taba Kensai, … 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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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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Re-evaluation on “A Devil’s hand, a Buddha’s heart”

nce when asked for a brief definition of a good Karate person, Nagamine Shōshin (1907-1997) quoted: Kisshu busshin 鬼手佛心: A demon’s hand, a saint’s heart. Note: Kisshu busshin is the Sino-Japanese reading of the Kanji. In native Japanese reading it … Continue reading

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The History of Okinawa Karate Associations, based on common interests

ince the 1950s the movement of post-war Okinawan Karate organizations began. The era saw the establishment of the Okinawa Karate-do Renmei in May 1956 (first president Chibana Chōshin), the Okinawa Kobudō Kyōkai in June 1961 (first president Higa Seitoku), and … Continue reading

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Nagamine Shoshin: Shijitsu to Kuden ni yoru Okinawa no Karate, Sumo Meijin-den. Tokyo, Shin Jinbutsu Oraisha 1986.

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ust got hold  of copy of the book and had it signed for a friend by Sôke Nagamine Takayoshi… Please follow and like us:

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