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Story of Shadow

I have some of those anecdotes that I wouldn’t want to remain forgotten. The basic idea of this blog is to write them down so as to save them from oblivion, but it’s only about the anecdotes that may be told. Read more…

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Shorin ryu kata origins

We practice 8 major Shorin ryu katas. Some people say that this is not enough, but we say it is to much. Read more…

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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…

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Okinawan Bubishi – What did karate look like before 1900?

I started with my karate training in traditional shotokan club. Back then, karate was meant for self-defense, wherefore kata was principle method of training. Read more…

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How to watch Netflix if it’s blocked in your country?

How to avoid becoming a victim of TV ads molestation on our domestic channels? How to watch Netflix even though you’re living in country where it is blocked and pay for it less than a monthly fee of a local cable operator? Read more…

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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…

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48 techniques of okinawa karate (part III)

I spent several years studying ancient okinawan manuscript Bubishi. This article is part 1. of my interpretation and bunkai applications. At least it shows diversity of original okinawan self defense method that will later be famous under new name – “Karate”.  Read more…