Kanga Sakugawa

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Kanga Sakugawa
Born 1733
Akata village, Shuri, Okinawa, Japan
Died 1815 (aged 81–82)
Other names Sakugawa Satunushi,[1] Tode Sakugawa[1]
Style Te
Teacher(s) Takahara Pēchin, Kūsankū
Notable students Sōkon Matsumura

Kanga Sakugawa (佐久川 寛賀 Sakugawa Kanga ?, 1733 - 1815), also Sakugawa Satunushi[1] and Tode Sakugawa,[1] was an Okinawan martial arts master and major contributor to the development of Te, the precursor to modern karate.

Karate-do[edit]

In 1750, Sakukawa (or Sakugawa) began his training as a student of an Okinawan monk, Peichin Takahara. After six years of training, Takahara suggested that Sakugawa train under Kusanku, a Chinese master in Ch'uan Fa. Sakukawa spent six years training with Kusanku, and began to spread what he learned to Okinawa in 1762. He became a such expert that people gave him, as a nickname: "Tōde" Sakugawa (Sakugawa "Chinese Hand"). His most famous student, Matsumura Sōkon, went on to develop the Shuri-te which later develop into Shōrin-ryū style of karate. [2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Okinawan Karate, Second Edition, by Mark Bishop, Tuttle Publishing, p. 53, ISBN 0-8048-3205-6
  2. ^ Satunushi "Tode" Sakugawa
  3. ^ Evolution of Shito-Ryu

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