Tag Archives: Shorin-ryu

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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Kyan Chotoku’s wife, Kama

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Isa Kaishu

Isa Kaishū Budōka (karate and kobujutsu), priest, classical entertainment artist The Kinjō Ufuchiku-den Ryūkyū Kobujutsu of Kina Shōsei was handed down to Isa Kaishū as the 3rd generation. Since childhood Isa was brought up in an environment of martial affairs, … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Matsubayashi-ryū insignia since 1955

Seems we all live in our own little worlds and – while observing what’s going on in the various regional perceptions of Karate around the globe – successively try to make sense of and adjust our subjectively coherent perceptions of … Continue reading

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Photo of Miyahira Sensei, a carpenter certified to restore listed buildings like castle etc. performing Naihanchi, June 12, 2010, Shinbukan Dojo, Tomigusuku.

On Okinawa, various masters and groups train in Naihanchi. Just like with every tsuki on the island, everyone has a different approach as regards how to generate power etc., how to practice it exactly, and why. Oh, and BTW, did … Continue reading

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Über den Gusan

pricht man vom Okinawa Kobudō, fällt hier und da der Begriff des Gūsan. Der Gūsan ist eine ganz bestimmte Stockwaffe. Es ist nicht viel darüber bekannt und man kann es vielleicht eine Nischen-Methode nennen. Im westlichen Verständnis handelt es sich dabei um … Continue reading

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Miyagi Tokumasa: Karate no Rekishi. 1987

This gallery contains 15 photos.

e-printed only partly in Vol 5 of the vast Okinawa-shi collection, this is the original containing some of the most interesting pictures and data, collected by Miyagi Tokumasa, whom – apart from having been working for the Prefectural Museum – is … Continue reading

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