It has come to my attention that on the Island of Okinawa there is a drive to have Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei style declared a "Traditional" style. Ahhh, that traditional moniker again.Here is what they say denotes a Okinawa Traditional style.Note: Currently there are only three styles recognized by the Okinawan government as traditional; Shorin-ryu, Goju-ryu, and Uechi-ryu.
Just a reminder that yesterday was the birth of the founder of Isshinryu, Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei (Bushi Tatsuo). It is also considered, from my perspective anyway, the birth of the Isshinryu system. Yes, the "naming" of Isshinryu w... Read Post
Bushi Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei was known as an innovator. How do we know this? From sources close to him such as his second son and his leading Okinawan practitioner to name just two. There are more but you get the point.I quote, "Ta... Read Post
December 1958, sixteen years old and the second son of the Isshinryu founder Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei. Shinsho, often called Cisco, sensei interpreted for his father and helped the American service men to understand the Isshinryu Kar... Read Post