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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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Classical Saijutsu on the “Bozooka”

Here I’d like to introduce the practice of classical saijutsu on my “Bozooka”. But first, a few words on the sai itself. During the latter part of the Ryūkyū kingdom, sai were carried by medium to higher level police commissioner called … Continue reading

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Kina Shōsei (1882-1981)

As a continuation of the article on Kinjo UFUCHIKU Masanra, this is about one of his most notable students, Kina Shōsei (1882-1981). The informations here were collected and jointed from four different Japanese language sources. Budōka and school teacher Kina … Continue reading

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Kinjō Ufuchiku Masanra (1834-1916) – 1st Generation of Ufuchiku-den Kobujutsu

Kinjō Masanra, AKA Kinjō Ufuchiku, AKA Kanī-usumē (1834-1916) Budōka (tōdī and kobujutsu), Official of the royal government (in the rank of an Ufuchiku), Second Hand Dealer. Kinjō was born in the community of Tōbaru village in Shuri, the present Naha-shi … Continue reading

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Taira Shinken: Ryukyu Kobudo Taikan, 1964

This work was privately published in Tokyo in 1964 in small quantities meant for the members of the association only. As a contemporary witness it includes a large number of photographs of Taira Shinken himself performing different Kata, as well … Continue reading

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Kyan Shin’ei, in: Okinawa-ken Karate-dô Rengôkai (Pub.): Okinawa Karate Jinmeikan. Naha, Okinawa-ken Karate-dô Rengôkai 1993.

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his book lists all the persons in the sphere of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo active at the time of publishing, i.e. 1993. It contains invaluable informations for research, as it not only gives ranks, biographies, etc. of the persons, but … Continue reading

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