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The Butokuden of Okinawa

The original Dai Nippon Butokukai  (DNBK) was established in April 1895 in Kyōto to encourage the practice of the budō and to cultivate warlike virtues (butoku) throughout Imperial Japan. Branches were opened in each prefecture, aiming at the dissemination and … Continue reading

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Tree fern rainforest jungle, Northern Okinawa main island, Dec. 28, 2010

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The first kumibo tournament of the Okinawa Traditional Kobudo Association was held February, 2011.

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Kumibo – 3rd Okinawa Dentō Kobudō Championship, Feb. 2011

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Headlock – 3rd Okinawa Dentō Kobudō Championship, Feb. 2011

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Precious Flowers in Hidden Places, Okinawa

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December 12, 2010, Okinawa

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Stone lion-dog, Kokusai-dori, Naha, December 12, 2010

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Fire-breather, Naha, December 12, 2010

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Okinawa dojo directory, 2005

The following is a statistical analysis I prepared in 2005. It used the data provided by the Okinawa dōjō directory, which was prepared by an Okinawa Prefecture educational office in 2003 or 2004, I don’t remember exactly. It provided the following information: Name of … Continue reading

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