Monthly Archives: April 2015

Nakahara Zenshu: Character and Weapons of the Ryukyu Kingdom (3)

Recently I cited a statement from the latest version of Okinawa Karate News on Facebook. It said, “Okinawa should appeal to the world that karate is not a fighting martial art but the culture of Okinawa”. Naturally, the statement received … Continue reading

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Nakahara Zenshu: Character and Weapons of the Ryukyu Kingdom (2)

In this second part, Nakahara sheds some light on the beginning of a twofold theory as regards weapons bans, which in consequence not only served to establish the theory of a historically “peaceful Ryūkyū kingdom” but also that of Karate … Continue reading

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Nakahara Zenshu: Character and Weapons of the Ryukyu Kingdom (1)

When studying Ryukyu martial arts, there is the interesting genre of “Okinawa studies.” It was begun by Iha Fuyu and continued by Nakahara Zenshū and many others. What is most intruiging is that – with their professionalism, access, and grasp … Continue reading

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Otto Pankok: Des Malers 10 Gebote

Du sollst den Kitsch riskieren. Du sollst nicht für Ausstellungen malen. Du sollst einen Baum für wichtiger halten als eine Erfindung von Picasso. Du sollst dich vor dem persönlichen Stil hüten. Du sollst nur deinen Träumen trauen. Du sollst deine … Continue reading

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