Higa Yuchoku

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Higa Yuchoku
Higa Yuchoku - photo.jpg
Historical photo of Higa Yuchoku
Born (1910-02-04)February 4, 1910
Naha, Okinawa
Died November 6, 1994(1994-11-06) (aged 84)
Naha, Okinawa
Residence Japan
Style Shorin-ryu karate
Teacher(s) Choshin Chibana, Miyagi Chojun, Jinnan Shinzato, Seiei Miyahira
Rank 10th dan karate, Hanshi

Yuchoku Higa (1910–1994)[1] was a prominent Japanese Shorin-ryu karateka who was awarded Hanshi (10th dan) in 1976.[2]

In 1927, he began training under Jiro Shiroma who was a student of Higa's father [3] In 1934, under Jinan Shinzato he began training te and Goju-ryu.[4] In 1948 he began studies under Chōshin Chibana and in 1965 was awarded 9th dan by Chibana.[2]

He served as president of the Okinawa Prefecture Karatedo Federation and the All Okinawa Karatedo Federation. In 1976 he received the rank of Hanshi, 10th Dan.[2][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Higa, Yuchoku (1910 ~ 1994)
  2. ^ a b c Hokama, Tetsuhiro (2005). 100 Masters of Okinawan Karate. Okinawa: Ozata Print. p. 67. 
  3. ^ IKKG.ORG
  4. ^ a b Higa Yuchoku

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