Sakugawa Kanga

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In this Okinawan name, the family name is "Sakugawa".
Kanga Sakugawa
Born 1733
Akata village, Shuri, Ryūkyū Kingdom
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 a Ryūkyūan 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 a Ryūkyūan monk, Peichin Takahara. After six years of training, Takahara suggested that Sakugawa train under Kusanku, a Chinese master in Ch'uan Fa. Sakugawa spent six years training with Kusanku, and began to spread what he learned to Ryūkyū in 1762. He became such an 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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