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Kinjō Ufuchiku Sanra (1834-1916) – 1st Generation of Ufuchiku-den Kobujutsu

Kinjō Sanra, AKA Kinjō Ufuchiku, AKA Kanī-usumē (1834-1916) Budōka (tōdī and kobujutsu), Official of the royal government (in the rank of an Ufuchiku), Second Hand Dealer. Kinjō was born in the community of Tōbaru village in Shuri, the present Naha-shi … Continue reading

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Taira Shinken: Ryukyu Kobudo Taikan, 1964

This work was privately published in Tokyo in 1964 in small quantities meant for the members of the association only. As a contemporary witness it includes a large number of photographs of Taira Shinken himself performing different Kata, as well … Continue reading

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Kyan Shin’ei, in: Okinawa-ken Karate-dô Rengôkai (Pub.): Okinawa Karate Jinmeikan. Naha, Okinawa-ken Karate-dô Rengôkai 1993.

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his book lists all the persons in the sphere of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo active at the time of publishing, i.e. 1993. It contains invaluable informations for research, as it not only gives ranks, biographies, etc. of the persons, but … Continue reading

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