Tag Archives: Shito-ryu

Paipuren – A modern karate-ized form

There is a phase in one’s karate-life when you get extremely confused about kata and their origin. Naturally, you want to believe your karate is very authentic and old. However, without special skills and experience, even for world champions or … Continue reading

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Mabuni Kenwa and the establishment of Shitō-ryū 糸東流

When looking for the origin of Shitō-ryū one will first run into its founder Mabuni Kenwa (1889 – 1952). Kenwa was born in Shuri in 1889. An ancestor of the House of Mabuni during the Ryūkyū Kingdom era was Oni … Continue reading

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Yokoyama-copy Chatanyara

In 1994, the 12th World Karate Championship was held in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia from December 8 to December 11. Organized by the World Karate Federation (WKF), the World Karate Championships are considered the highest level of competition for karate. It was on this … Continue reading

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Sakagami Ryusho: Karate-do Kata Taikan. 1978

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akagami Ryusho (1915-1993) was a Japanese Budoka and Karatea. His real name was Sakagami Hirokazu. As Mabuni Kenwa’s leading disciple, he inherited the Itosu-ha as the legitimate 3rd succcessor. In his youth, Sakagami started learning Kendo at 8 years of … Continue reading

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