Sakugawa no Kon (Koryū) is an older form of the Sakugawa kata that originated in the teachings of Yamane-ryū which trace back to the 1920s teachings of Chinen Sanrā and Ōshiro Chōjo, who taught the village youth of the Kakazu … Continue reading
It’s in the eye of the beholder, but here are some facts: photo of Gushiken Shinji with his special open arms kamae (he developed a special makiwara; maybe one day I’ll tell you about it), poster of Akamine Eisuke in the … Continue reading
On Okinawa, various masters and groups train in Naihanchi. Just like with every tsuki on the island, everyone has a different approach as regards how to generate power etc., how to practice it exactly, and why. Oh, and BTW, did … Continue reading
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Nakamoto Masahiro on Kanagusuku Shinsaburô (Kanagusuku Ufuchiku). In: 仲本政博：沖縄伝統古武道。概略と首里手系空手古武術達人の系譜。ゆい出版, 2007. Nakamoto Masahiro (1938-): Okinawa Dentô Kobudô. Gairyaku to Shurite-Kei Karate Kobujutsu Tetsujin no Keifu. Yuishuppan 2007. p. 198-200. [There’s an English translation of this book by Miguel Da Luz of … Continue reading