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Okinawan Shorin-ryu Karate-Do

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Karate Lineage

Founding members of "Karate-Do" association in 1937.
(Front from right) Chojun Miyagi, Chomo Hanashiro, Kentsu Yabu, Chotoku Kyan    (Back from right) Genwa Nakasone, Choshin Chibana, Choryo Maeshiro, Shinpan Shiroma

Shobayashi Family Tree


Peichin Takahara (1683-1760)
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Karate Sakugawa (1733-1815)
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Sokon "Bushi" Matsumura (1797-1889)
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Yasutune "Ankoh" Itosu (1830-1915)
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Chojun Miyagi (1888-1953)-Chotoku Kyan (1870-1945)-Choki Motobu (1871-1944)
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*Eizo Shimabuku (1925-    )
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Jerry Gould (1943-    )
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Ken Schug (   -    )

  • Studied kobudo (ancient weapons) under Shinken Taira (1902-1970), also studied karate under his older brother Tatsuo Shimabuku (1908-1975) and Choshin Chibana.