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Okinawan Martial Arts Founders/Seniors

(Names are listed beside each photo)

Sokon

 

 

Sokon "Bushi" Matsumura (1809-1899)

 

 

Bushi Matsumura

 

 

 

Another drawing of Bushi Matsumura

 

 

Very early karate teacher"Tode"Sakugawa (1733-1815)

Father of Karate Ankoh Itosu (1830-1916) or (1831-1915)

Nabi Matsumura

 

 

 

 

Nabe Matsumura

 

 

 

 

Kanryo Higashionna  Naha-te (1853-1915)

 

 

Chojun Miyagi

 

 

 

Chojun Miyagi founder of Goju-ryu Karate-do (April 25, 1888-Oct 8, 1953)

 

 

Motobu Choyu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choyu Motobu (1865-1927) (Older brother of Choki Motobu)

 

Master Chotoku Kyan

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chotoku Kyan (1870-1945)

 

 

 

Hohan Soken Hohan Sokon Shorin-ryu Matsumura Seito karate & Kobudo

Seiko Higa Goju-ryu Karate-do (1898-1966)

Chibana, Chosin (1885-1969)

 

Master Zenryo Shimabukuro

 

 

 

 

Zenryo Shimabukuro Seibukan (Sukunaihayshi) Karate-do (1908-1969)

 

 

 

 

Hanshi Zenpo Shimabukuro

 

 

 

 

Zenpo Shimabukuro Seibukan Karate-do (Oct 11, 1943-

 

 

 

 

Meitoku Yagi  Goju-ryu (Meibukai) Karate-do (1912-2003

 

Shorei Kan Karate School Presents Seikichi Toguchi Seikichi Toguchi  Goju-ryu (Shorei-kan) Karate-do (May 20, 1917- August 31, 1998)

 

Hanshi Nagamine      

 

 

Shoshin Nagamine Matsubayashi-ryu Karate-do (July 15, 1907-1997)

 

 

Shinpan Gusukuma

 

 

 

Shinpan Gusukuma (1890-1954)

 

Tsuyoshi Chitose (Oct. 18, 1898-June 6- 1984)

 

Gichin Funakoshi Shoto-kan Karate-do (1868-1957)

 

Choki Motobu

 

 

 

Choki Motobu (1870-1944)

 

Founder of Shitoryu Karate - Mabuni Kenwa Mabuni founder of Shito-ryu Karate-do

 

Shigero Nakamura (1894-1969)

 

Yuchoku Higa Goju-ryu Karate-do (1910-1994)

 

Tatsuo Shimabuku founder Isshin-ryu Karate-do (1908-May 30, 1975)

                                                                                                                                                     

  Ei'ichi Miyazato Goju-ryu (Jundokan) Karate-do (1928-1999)

 

  Nakazato, Shugoro Shorin-kan (1920-

 

Katsuya Miyahira

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katsuya Miyahira (August 8, 1918-

 

Seikichi Iha

 

 

 

 

 Seikichi Iha (July 9, 1932-

 

Anichi Miyagi  Goju-ryu Karate-do (1931-

 

Shimabukuro O'Sensei Eizo Shimabukuro Shobayashi-ryu Karate-do (April 19, 1925-

   Seiki Toma Shorin-ryu Seidokan Karate-do Kyokai (September 1, 1922-

Seikichi Odo Okinawan Kenpo (July 26, 1926-March 24, 2002)

Sensei Morio Higaonna

 

 

 

Morio Higaonna Goju-ryu Karate-do

 

 

 

 

Taika Oyata Taika Oyata Ryukyu Kempo

 

 

 

 

 Seikichi Uehara Motobu Udundi (March 24, 1904-