An informal history of Okinawan Karate

(Martial Arts Guardian) – In England, Chinese martial arts was first practised in what we know as “China Towns” in the main cities. In Okinawa, the same was true and the Okinawan China Town was Kumemura.

One of these Chinese families living in Okinawa was the Cai family, known in Okinawa as the Kojo. Within Kume, the resident families studied and taught Chinese Quan Fa which the local Okinawans called Toshu Jutsu or Tote Jutsu – Chinese hand techniques – which can also be pronounced in a third way as Karate Jutsu. It is Kume that led to Okinawa’s famous relationship with Fuzhou in China.

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Martial Arts Guardian – May 11, 2015

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