Saturday, August 13, 2016

Okinawan Shorin Dojo

Not having been to Okinawa myself I tend to listen to those with that experience.

Once during a discussion with George Donahue (a Kashiba Juku) stylist who was raised in Japan, was a youth Japanese TV star, and did train on Okinawa, he remarked about a point Shimabuku Zempo made to me in 1974. “That on Okinawa there were maybe a hundred Shorin dojo, maybe 30 Goju dojo and 3 Isshin dojo”.

George inserted then “and if you got to those Shorin dojo, you will find each of them are doing a different version of Shorin karate.“

I found that an interesting observation.

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