Author Archives: Andreas Quast

Just one year of training

After returning to Naha, which became a burnt area, Nagamine’s job was to manage Minato Village. At that time, the Kokuba-Gumi was in charge of unloading the goods at Naha Port. The Kokuba-Gumi is an Okinawan company that ran the … Continue reading

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“Tegumi” in the English translation of Nagamine Shōshin’s second book

Previously, I mentioned that the term “Tegumi” appears only once in the whole 1986 book by Nagamine Sensei. Here, I would like to compare this with the 1998 English translation. First of all, in the 1998 English translation, the term … Continue reading

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“Tegumi” in Nagamine Shōshin’s second book

During the last twenty years, Tegumi has become a term used be an incresing number of persons for all kinds of karate-related practices. For this reason, I would like to point out the origin of the term “tegumi” in the … Continue reading

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In 1998, the English translation of Nagamine Shōshin’s second book is published

In 1986, Nagamine Shōshin published his second book, “A biography of Okinawan karate and sumō masters based on historical facts and oral traditions.” A few years afterwards, plans for an English translation were being made by Tuttle Publishing and Patrick … Continue reading

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In 1986, Nagamine Shoshin published his second book

In 1986, Nagamine Shōshin published his second book. It dealt with written and oral traditions of Okinawan karate and sumō masters. The reason he wrote this book was that he felt responsible for completing the last will of his good … Continue reading

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General online occurence and year of the term “Tegumi”

Here I conducted a short query about the occurrence and year of the term tegumi on websites. There were about 60.700 results in 0,55 seconds. It will not show all occurrences but clearly the general trend. The results show that the … Continue reading

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Occurence and year of the term “Tegumi” in Youtube

There are dozens of videos about “tegumi” on YouTube, which was launched in 2005, and bought by Google in October 2006. The first of karate-related tegumi videos I was able to track is from 2012. After that, the number of … Continue reading

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Occurence and year of the term “Tegumi” in Google Books

I conducted a short query about the occurrence and year of the term tegumi by using Google Books. It will not show all occurrences but shows the general trend. The results show that the term “tegumi” appeared on the karate … Continue reading

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Kinjō Ufuchiku, whose name is left behind in Sai

This short article is a translation of: Nakamura A.: Sai de mei nokosu Kinjō Ufuchiku. Tikubushi no keifu, Dai Nanakai. Kindai karate-shi o tadoru. Bugi no denshō keiro ②. Okinawa Times, June 21, 2020. Last time, after confirming the modern … Continue reading

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Okinawan Sumo (Shima)

I wrote about the term tegumi as used by Funakoshi Gichin in 1956. It is the first written use of the term tegumi that I was able to confirm. The next verified source to use the term tegumi is Nagamine … Continue reading

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