Kokan Oyadomari

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In this Okinawan name, the family name is "Oyadomari".
Kokan Oyadomari
Born 1827
Ryūkyū Kingdom
Died 1905 (aged 77–78)
Okinawa, Japan
Style Tote, Karate
Tomari-te
Teacher(s) Karyu Uku, Kishin Teruya, Anan, Ason
Notable students Chotoku Kyan

Kokan Oyadomari (親泊 興寛,1827–1905) was a Ryūkyūan karate master, who practised the Tomari-te style of karate and also taught it.

Life[edit]

Kokan Oyadomari was a disciple to two local masters: Kishin Teruya (1804–1864) and Giko Uku (1800–1850). From Teruya, Oyadomari learned Passai, Rohai, and Wanshu, and from Uku the kata Naifanchi. According to Shoshin Nagamine,[1] Teruya was considered by Matsumora as his true master.

Oyadomari was also a disciple of Ason and of Annan (also Ahnan or Anan). Annan was a Chinese sailor or possibly a pirate, who was a castaway from a shipwreck along the coast of Okinawa Island. Annan took refuge in the cemetery of the mountains near Tomari. There is a legend which indicates that Annan was the master who taught the kata Chinto to Sokon Matsumura.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tales of Okinawa's Great Masters, Tuttle Pub, Boston, 2000.

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