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The Hiki, and Swords from Royal Possession

The following article is based on a chapter first published in my work “Karate 1.0” (2013). The Hiki of Old Ryūkyū A term of interest frequently appears in historical sources of the Ryūkyū Kingdom. It is the term Hiki ヒキ(引). … Continue reading

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6. Generation Gima Uēkata Shinjō 儀間親方眞常

Names and DOB Childhood name: Shinshi 眞市 Chinese-style name: Ma Heikō 麻平衡 Born: as the thirdborn son, 1557. Family Father: Shinmei 眞命 Mother: Manabi 眞鍋 of the Sō-clan 莊氏 Wife: Manabi 眞鍋, daughter of Ahagon Shī Sei’i 阿波根子盛懿 of the Mō-clan 毛氏 (she … Continue reading

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