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Nagamine reveals secret of karate to the Metropolitan Police Department

After his first assignment to Tōkyō in 1936, Nagamine again had the opportunity to travel to the capital in 1941. This time he was dispatched to the Ministry of Home Affairs, which at that time included the Bureau of Police … Continue reading

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Tōma Jūgō (1895-1971)

Tōma Jūgō (1895-1971) was a judge and politician of pre-war Okinawa prefecture and post-war Ryūkyū government, mayor of Naha, and administrative chief of the Ryūkyū government (November 1956 – November 1959). In his memoirs (1969) he remembers his Karate training … Continue reading

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The ti of Chatan Yara, and the kenpō of Tōdī Sakugawa

When was the term tī started to be used? During a roundtable discussion with Nagamine Shōshin, Chibana Chōshin explained as follows: Nagamine: Well, karate existed even before it got handed down from China. Chibana: About this, according to conversations with … Continue reading

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The Karate and Kobudō Performers and Performances of 1939

Recently I revealed that Nagamine Shōshin (1907-1997) evidently performed Chatan Yara no Kūsankū in 1939. This is the earliest instance the name of this kata appeared like this in writing. This information is based on an unpublished program of the … Continue reading

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Two Karateka Served as Chairmen of Naha City Assembly

Two well-respected Karateka served as leaders of the Naha City Assembly. Nagamine Shōshin, founder of Matsubayashi(Shorin)-ryu, served as Vice-chairman of the Naha City Assembly (1954/10 – 1955/08; 1955/11 – 1957/06). Higa Yūchoku of Kobayashi(Shorin)-ryu served as chairman of the Naha … Continue reading

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Polizei-Kampfkunst. Festnahme und Selbstverteidigung. Shōkadō, Tokyo 1930.

Dieses Buch stammt aus dem Besitz von Nagamine Shōshin, in dessen Studierzimmer ich 2008 Aufnahmen machte, mit freundlicher Genehmigung seines Sohnes Nagamine Takayoshi. Man darf vermuten, dass Nagamine dieses Buch akquirierte, als er 1936 zur weiteren Aufstiegsweiterbildung nach Tokyo entsandt … Continue reading

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Nagamine Shoshin performed Chatan Yara no Kusanku in 1939

On Saturday, 17 June 1939, the former Prime Minister and president of the Dai Nippon Butokukai, General Hayashi Senjuro, and invited persons attended the opening ceremony of the Dai Nippon Butokukai Okinawa Branch Butokuden, where Judo, Kendo and Karatedo performances … Continue reading

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DID YOU KNOW?

In 1936 Nagamine Shōshin knocked at the door of Motobu Chōki and was accepted to receive instruction in his unique kumite, fragments of which are still found in today’s “Seven Yakusoku Kumite” of the Matsubayashi-ryū. During social intercourse at that … Continue reading

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If it looks like a duck…

Note: Motobu Naoki Sensei of the Motobu-ryū was so kind to share the articles by Murakami Katsumi and from “Gekkan Karatedo” used in here with me. He also was so kind to help with the translations. Thank you very much Motobu Naoki Sensei! … Continue reading

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Online Exhibition: Order of the Rising Sun

Photo: Certificate and “Two-colored Order of the Rising Sun”, Knight 1st Class (Kyokujitsu sōkōshō 旭日双光章) Awarded: in the name of the Japanese Emperor Recipient: Nagamine Shōshin Date: April 29, 1982. Photo: Andreas Quast Photo Date: May 23, 2009. Location: Kōdōkan Nagamine Dōjō, headquarter … Continue reading

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