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Photo in the “Encyclopedia of Japan,” keyword “Karate”

It is not surprising that the “Encyclopedia of Japan” has an entry for the word “Karate.” It provides a good basic overview of Karate, with photos of Rika Usami, Motobu Choki, the Japanese national Kata team, Kyan Chotoku and many … Continue reading

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Taira Shinken – Restorer of Okinawa Kobudō

Taira Shinken – Restorer of Okinawa Kobudō By Andreas Quast (Note: all pictures given here are from the author’s private book collection) Taira Shinken was born in Maja, Nakazato-son on Kume Island on Saturday, June 12, 1897. This is the … Continue reading

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

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Yonegawa no Kon – sort of…

he bōjutsu called Yonegawa no Kon 米川の棍 emphasizes left-sided cudgel techniques. That’s why it is also called Hidari-bō 左棒, i.e. left-sided cudgel. Left sided means that here in the regular posture the left foot and left hand is in front, … Continue reading

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Okinawa Kobudo, Volume I and II

ecently Leif Hermansson, Hanshi, 10th Dan Karate and Kobudo, and me published a book on Okinawa Kobudo. Exceeding 850 pages, these two volumes are vast. The two works contain all basics and Kata from the 6th kyu to 1st dan. In … Continue reading

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Higa Yuchoku: Commemorating the First Anniversary of Taira Shinken’s Death, 1972

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rticle written by the late Higa Yuchoku and having been published in 1972 in Inoue Motokatsu’s “Ryukyu Kobudo”, Vol. I (p. 594-95). This is the original article. It had been altered in the 1983 edition, that’s why it is of special … Continue reading

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Okinawa Karate Kobudo Jiten

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Takamiyagi Shigeru, Shinzato Katsuhiko , Nakamoto Masahiro [Aut. u. Hrsg.]: Okinawa Karate Kobudo Jiten. Tôkyô, Kashiwa Shobô 2008. iv, 745 pp. 27cm. ieses Lexikon des Karate Kobudô von Okinawa ist ein umfassende Kompendium aus dem „heiligen Land“ des Karate und … Continue reading

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Bushi Higa, in Ryukyu Shinpo, 21. Januar 1914

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ere’s one snippet from my archives. It’s one of the oldest newspaper articles on Karate. Transliterated and translated (to German) by me. Ryūkyū Shinpō, 21. Januar 1914 Bushi Higa Als diese Zeitung die Artikelserie „Okinawa no Bugi“ von Herrn Shōtō … Continue reading

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Tsuko-ichiran: Die Vorgeschichte und Unterwerfung [Ryukyus]…

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sûkô-ichiran, Maki no Ichi: Ryûkyû-kunibu 1. Heikin Shimatsu (Überblick über Auslandsbeziehungen, Band 1. Abteilung Ryûkyû, 1. Hergang der Befriedung). In: Okinawa no Rekishi Jôhô, Band 6. Hier meine Übersetzung des Originals aus dem Japanischen. Tsûkô-ichiran: Vorgeschichte und Unterwerfung Untersuchen wir … Continue reading

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