Tag Archives: Sanchin

What’s in a photo – Uechi Kanei around January 1949

I talked to a friend in the US yesterday about the old dōjō in Okinawa. She told me about this photo where there was obviously a dirt floor, as can be seen in the color photo below that she had. … Continue reading

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Sanchin

It seems that Higashionna Kanryō trained Sanchin as a technique to acquire skill. Miyagi on the other hand thought there was already enough practice of kaishu-gata, but heishu-gata were lacking. He began to aim at physical education and martial arts … Continue reading

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1782 – Sonnerat on Sanchin?

Pierre Sonnerat (1748 – 1814) was a French natural scientists and explorer. Betwen 1774 and 1781 he traveled China, among others. His experiences were published in a 1782 narrative. Therein he also described Chinese martial arts-related techniques. These are reminiscent … Continue reading

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Day at the museum 5

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Book on Sanchin

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The Afuso-ryū of Classical Ryukyuan Music

fuso-ryū 安冨祖流 is one of the three schools of classical Ryūkyūan music. The other two schools are the Tansui-ryū and the Nomura-ryū. Yakabi Pēchin Chōki (1716-1775) was a close associate of King Shō Kei (1700-1752) and had a great musical … Continue reading

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