- Certificate: Congratulatory message of Nakazato Jōen (Shōrinji-ryū) to Nagamine Shōshin.
- Date: November 3, 1979.
- Signed and sealed: Nakazato Jōen (Shōrinji-ryū).
- Photo: Andreas Quast
- Date: February 12, 2008.
- Location: Kōdōkan Nagamine Dōjō, headquarter of Sekai Matsubayashi-ryū Karate-dō Renmei. Naha-shi Kumoji, Okinawa Prefecture.
„60 years resolutely devoted to the way of karate – with Matsubayashi-ryū sparkling in the whole world – Let’s appreciate this meritorious deed today – of Nagamine Shōshin, the Saint of Boxing (kensei 拳聖) of the Shōwa era (1926 -1989).
Just to understand the term “Saint of Boxing” (kensei): it was used only for the most important martial artists of their era, like Matsumura Sōkon, Higaonna Kanryō, or Itosu Ankō during the Meiji Era, or for Myagi Chōjun.
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