Sunday, October 14, 2018
This does not take less training, rather a very different focus of what a response can be.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
I do not know where Mr. Sells or Mr. McCarthy recieved their information on the versions of Ananku that Michael referenced. I have seen the version in Mr. McCarthy's book and it is quite different from the Kyan version handed down to Zenryo Shimabukuro or Joen Nakazato. I have not seen any versions
referenced by Mr. Sells.
The history of the Ananku kata that is in the Kyan lineage as preserved by Zenpo Shimabukuro and Joen Nakazato is as follows:
1. Kyan returned form
Taiwanin 1930 after approximately a one year absence from Okinawa.
2. Kyan added the Ananku kata to his curriculum in approximately 1931/32.
3. The only teaches that carried on the Kyan Ananku tradition were Shimabukuro and Nakazato. Nagamine did not pick up the Ananku kata into his kata curriculum until after the early 1950s. There is no record of whom he learned the kata. The Nagamine kata is quite different from Shimabukuro and Nakazato.
Nagamine Matsubayshiryu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6aTJuPNwOY
Shimabukuro Zenpo (Shorin ryu) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2IjqkxxE4o
The Shimabukuro and Nakazato kata are quite similar with the only difference being the kata kihon that appears to differ due to personality.
Where could the other Ananku kata come from? Mabuni was already in Japan but the time Kyan was teaching Ananku. Perhaps Chitose learned the kata prior to leaving
Okinawaand shared it with Mabuni.
Regardless, of the methods used today it makes logical sense that the two direct students of Kyan would have a rather close approximation of their teachers kata.
Friday, October 12, 2018