Katsuya Miyahira

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Katsuya Miyahira
Born(1918-08-16)16 August 1918
Nishihara, Okinawa, Japan
Died28 November 2010(2010-11-28) (aged 92)
Japan
Cancer
StyleShorin-ryu Shido-kan
Teacher(s)Chosin Chibana, Anbun Tokuda, Choki Motobu[1]
RankHanshi, 10th Dan
Notable studentsSeiyu Nakamura
Seikichi Iha[1]
Shoei Miyazato[1]
Takeshi Miyagi, Morinobu Maeshiro

Katsuya Miyahira (宮平 勝哉, Miyahira Katsuya, 1918 - 2010)[2] was an Okinawan martial artist who was the grand master of the Shorin-ryu Shido-kan style of Okinawan Karate[1] and the president of the Okinawa Shorin-ryu Karate Association.[1] He was ranked Hanshi, 10th Dan. Miyahira created the Shido-kan branch of Kobayashi Shorin-ryu after the death of his teacher, Chōshin Chibana.[1] Miyahira was also instructed by Anbun Tokuda and Choki Motobu.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Bishop, Mark (1999). Okinawan Karate. pp. 92–94. ISBN 978-0-8048-3205-2.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2010-12-12.