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Matayoshi Kobudō – Genealogy 1999

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Matayoshi Kobudō – Teaching and Examination Subjects (Original 1972; revised 1977; revised 1984)

All-Okinawa Kobudō Federation (Incorporated Body) – Teaching and Examination Subjects Revised on February 19, 1984 3rd Kyū Examination Subjects (teaching subjects for those without kyū grade) Qualification of candidacy for examination: Those who have been training for not less than … Continue reading

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Matayoshi Kobudō official handout, 1990s

All-Okinawa Kobudō Federation (Incorporated Body), General Headquarters: Kōdōkan. The favorite motto of the Kōdōkan To hone your martial arts, first hone your heart If your heart isn’t right, your martial arts isn’t right either To hone the heart is the … Continue reading

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Kingai-ryū Karate Okinawa Kobujutsu (Info translated from the Nihon Kobudō Kyōkai, 2022)

Origin Our family started with the first head of the clan Shinbu and has continued for generations throughout the Royal Dynasty of Ryukyu, with the Ma Clan as the extended patrilineal kinship group ([including families] such as Gima, Ishimine, Tawada, … Continue reading

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Kingai-ryū Karate Okinawa Kobujutsu (Info translated from the Nihon Kobudō Kyōkai, 2012)

Origin Beginning with the first generation Shinbu of our school, we served as military officers of the Royal Dynasty of Ryūkyū until the end of the Tokugawa shogunate, serving as the official instructors in the art of war and the … Continue reading

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What is Ufutun Bō?

Obviously there are two names used, namely Ufutun Bō, which seems to be the current official designation, and Ufutun no Kon. How Ufutun was introduced to the Matayoshi Kobudō collection was described as follows in 1999. Ufutun no Kon This … Continue reading

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The History and Contents of Matayoshi Kobudo as of 1999

Grandfather Shinkō was born on May 18, 1888, in Kakinohana Town, Naha City as the third son of great-grandfather, Shinchin. Raised in Senbaru, Chatan Village, he learned kenpō (empty-handed martial arts) and bukijutsu (martial arts with weaponry) handed down as … Continue reading

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The History and Contents of Matayoshi Kobudo as of 1977

Chairman: Matayoshi Shinpō (hanshi) Registered domicile: 2-16-6 Kumoji, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture Present address: 323 Yogi, Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture Date of birth: January 16, 1922 Occupation: commerce Martial Record 1930: Studied under Kyan Chōtoku (karate training) (8 years old) … Continue reading

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8. Generation Gima Pēchin Shinji 儀間親雲上眞時

Names and DOB Childhood name: Shinshi眞市 Chinese-style name: Ma Sagen 麻作愿 Born: as the firstborn son, 1612 (?) -01-05 Family Father: Shinshi 眞之 Mother: Magami 眞龜 of the Kin-clan 金氏 Wife: Mamichi 眞滿, daughter of Kuniyoshi Pēchin Shinshun 國吉親雲上眞春 of the Sa-clan 査氏 … Continue reading

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7. Generation Gima Satonushi Pēchin Shinshi 儀間里之子親雲上眞之

Names and DOB Childhood name: Masanrā 眞三良 Chinese-style name: Ma Kyōyo 麻擧要 Born: as the firstborn son, 1585 Family Father: Shinjō 眞常 Mother: Manabi 眞鍋 of the Mō-clan 毛氏 Wife: Magami 眞龜, daughter of Tomoyose Pēchin (Kin Shireki) 友寄親雲上 (金仕歴)(she died 1662-02-18. Posthumous … Continue reading

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