Toshihiro Oshiro

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Toshihiro Oshiro
Born (1949-05-01)May 1, 1949
Okinawa, Japan
Residence San Mateo, California
Style Shōrin-ryū, Yamane Ryu[1]
Teacher(s) Masao Shima, Seigi Nakamura, Chogi Kishaba, Junko Yamaguchi, Jokei Kushi
Rank Shihan, 8th Dan (Yamanni ryu), 9th Dan (Shōrin-ryū)[2]
Website Shihan Oshiro's dojo

Toshihiro Oshiro (大城 利弘 Oshiro Toshihiro?, born May 1, 1949) is a martial arts master and instructor from Haneji, Okinawa (Ryukyu), Japan.

Early life[edit]

He began his study of Karate at age 6, eventually expanding his study to include Judo and Kendo. As a teen he began studying Yamanni Ryu (or Yamanni-Chinen ryu) with Chogi Kishaba, the direct student of Masami Chinen[3] who was the only instructor of the style remaining in Okinawa.[1] Shihan Oshiro is currently 9th Dan in both Shorin-ryu and 8th Dan in Yamanni ryu.[2]

Career[edit]

After retiring as a detective in the Okinawan Police Department, in 1978, he moved to the USA.

Ryukyu Bujutsu Kenkyu Doyukai[edit]

In 1985 he and Kishaba Sensei founded the RBKD (Ryukyu Bujutsu Kenkyu Doyukai), an organization dedicated to the research and development of Okinawan Martial Arts. He currently teaches in his San Mateo dojo, and holds seminars nationally and internationally.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Okinawan Karate, Second Edition, by Mark Bishop, p. 122, ISBN 0-8048-3205-6
  2. ^ a b Instructors at Shihan Oshiro's dojo
  3. ^ Okinawan Karate, Second Edition, by Mark Bishop, p. 120, ISBN 0-8048-3205-6

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