Motobu-ryū

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Motobu-ryū
(本部流)
Motobu-ryū in 1926.
Motobu-ryū in 1926.
Date founded1922[1]
Country of originJapan Japan
FounderChoki Motobu
(1870–1944)
Current headChosei Motobu
Arts taughtKarate
Ancestor schoolsShuri-te [2]Tomari-te[2]
Descendant schoolsWadō-ryū[2]Shindō jinen-ryū [2]Matsubayashi Ryu[2] • Nihon Kenpo Karatedo[2]
Official websiteMotobu-ryu

Motobu-ryū (本部流) is a school of karate founded by Choki Motobu in 1922. The official full name is Nihon Denryu Heiho Motobu Kenpo ("Japan's traditional tactics Motobu Kenpo").

Motobu Udun-di (本部御殿手), a Motobu family style of Karate, is also sometimes called Motobu-ryu or Motobu-ryu Udundi. It is a combination of the native Okinawan martial arts Te (an earlier name for Karate), Okinawan kobudō and Ryukyuan Dance.

Chosei Motobu is the inheritor of both Motobu-Ryu (his father's art) and Motobu Udundi (the art of his uncle, Choyu Motobu).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-05. Retrieved 2009-07-09.
  2. ^ a b c d e f McCarthy, Patrick and Yuriko (2002). "Motobu Teacher/Student Lineage Chart". Motobu Choki: Karate, My Art. Australia: International Ryukyu Karate Research Group. p. 118.
  3. ^ seinenkai.com

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