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Shimabukuro Eizō (*1924)

The following informations are from: Takamiyagi Shigeru, Shinzato Katsuhiko, Nakamoto Masahiro: Okinawa Karate Kobudo Jiten 2008, pp. 435-37. In 1937 Shimabukuro Eizō studied Shōrin-ryū under Kyan Chōtoku and Gōjū-ryū under founder Miyagi Chōjun. For the following 70 years he walked … 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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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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Nakamura Shigeru (1891-1969)

akamura Shigeru (1891-1969) was an Okinawan Budōka active in Karate and Kobudō. He established the name “Okinawa Kenpō” according to his perspective that originally there were no styles on Okinawa. Shigeru was born the eldest son of father Nakamura Kōkichi … Continue reading

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