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Sueyoshi no Kon III – Après moi le déluge !! (Bojutsu Kata Series)

Today I scratched and scraped off a 50 year old paper slip to get closer to a secret… A secret related to what Urasoe, Sueyoshi, Sesoko, Soeishi, and Shiishi no Kon have in common. And what not. Here we go. … 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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Immobilizing the terminus

below you find a sketch drawing from a German grappling manual dated to ca. AD 1545 (Cod.I.6.2º.4., Folio 4recto). It can be found in various others medieval manuals and must be considered to have been a standard application at the time. Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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On Sesoko no Kon (Bojutsu Kata Series)

or some reason exponents of Ryukyuan martial arts (RMA) like Okinawan dialect. So, as everyone likes it so much these days, Sesoko no Kon is pronounced Shisuku nu Kun in the native dialect. I really didn’t make this up. Rather, … 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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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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2007er Übersetzung des “Ryukyu Kobudo Taikan” von Taira Shinken

ereits 2007 glenag mir die Fertigstellung einer deutschen Übersetzung des “Ryukyu Kobudo Taikan” von Taira Shinken, Umfang 134 Seiten. When I told Hokama Tetsuhiro Sensei about it, he asked “How long did it take you?” I said “Three years.” He … 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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