Tag Archives: Karate

Nakahara Zenshu: Character and Weapons of the Ryukyu Kingdom (4)

In this 4th part of his article on the character and weapons of the Ryūkyū Kingdom, Nakahara discusses the influece of the Shimazu invasion of 1609 and the theories of a peaceful and weaponless kingdom of Ryūkyū since the time … Continue reading

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Sakugawa – The Hidden Warrior

Working at a US restaurant on Okinawa once established by the DOD, the caretaker, a strong, black guy, asked me about what I was doing on Okinawa. I said, in order to not overcomplicate the matter, “Karate.” And he was like … Continue reading

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June 12, 2010, Okinawa, Mukenkai: train with sophisticated men and keep good humoured

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Standard lineages from Okinawa Karate Kobudō Exhibit, 1997

Here are some standard lineages of Okinawa Karate Kobudō for reference.

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Okinawa dojo directory, 2005

Below is a statistical analysis I prepared in 2005. It used the data provided by the Okinawa dōjō directory, which was prepared by an Okinawa Prefecture educational office in 2003 or 2004, I don’t remember exactly. It provided the following … Continue reading

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The reality of Karate competitions

“Oh! The Places You’ll Go! There is fun to be done! There are points to be scored. There are games to be won. And the magical things you can do with that ball will make you the winning-est winner of … Continue reading

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A lecture in Japan, 1999

Beitrag von Andreas Quast.

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Applied Science in Karate

s there a theory that should be looked into as an applied science in karate? I mean, if you had a lot of time at hand? If you’d ask me, it would definitely not be “Ki“. Rather, it would be the physical laws … Continue reading

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Bushi Higa

ere’s one snippet from my archives. It’s one of the oldest newspaper articles on Karate, from Ryūkyū Shinpō, January 21, 1914. I copied it some years ago at Okinawa Prefectural Library. Bushi Higa When this newspaper published the article series … Continue reading

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Snippet on Ti 手(ティー)

tumbling over an old e-budo post of mine, I found the hint that in the Okinawan language the honorific term for hand was nchi ンチ. I ponder if this is related to Naifa’nchi? For instance, assuming Naifanchi was written 内法手, then in Mandarin … Continue reading

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