The video link a couple of updates ago for the blog on kakie is from a series of videos by Morio Higaonna, one of the best known and revered instructors of Okinawan GoJuRyu Karate. He used to teach at RyuShinKan dojo in Yoyogi. This blog will sometimes link to his videos on YouTube accordingly.
However, the lineage of the RyuShinKan dojo karate is from Eiichi Miyazato Sensei, the late head of JunDoKan in Naha, Okinawa. Miyazato Sensei was a student of Choujun Miyagi Sensei, the legendary founder of GoJuRyu. So RyuShinKan has a direct link to the origins of Karate of just three generations.
Miyazato Sensei shunned the limelight, and in that sense was a true Martial Artist. For a little more information on a somewhat complex relationship, see this link to Miyazato Sensei’s last interview.
|A photo of Eiichi Miyazato Sensei above the RyuShinKan emblem|