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Karate, Tōde, and “The Reconciliation of Nanzan and Hokuzan”

As mentioned previously, in 2021, a list of “100 Footprints of Modern Karate” were published in the Okinawa Times. Of course, “Modern Karate” here refers to the period since the establishment of Okinawa Prefecture in 1879. In this list, footprint … 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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