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Shinpan Gusukuma 1890 – 1954

Iha Sensei’s Study with Gusukuma

In 1950, Seikichi Iha was accepted to begin the formal study of karate with Shinpan Gusukuma (the kanji of his family name are also pronounced “Shiroma” in Japan) Read more…

Hanashiro, Chomo (1869-1945)

Hanashiro was born in 1869 and at an early age began training with the man many consider to be the greatest of all Tote masters, Matsumura Sokon (1809-1901), Read more…

Interview with Hohan Soken, Mutsumura’s grandson – part I

The following interview was conducted at the Kadena NCO Club located at Kadena Air Base, Okinawa. Present were Soken Hohan and one of his senior student, Kise Fusei. Read more…

Sensei Itosu 10 percepts

Tode did not develop from the way of Buddhism or Confucianism. In the recent past Shorin-ryu and Shorei-ryu were brought over from China.
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