Peichin Takahara

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In this Okinawan name, the family name is "Takahara".
Peichin Takahara
Born 1683
Akata-Chō\Southern Shuri, Ryūkyū Kingdom
Died 1760
Style Ch'uan Fa
Teacher(s) Chatan Yara,[1] Matsu Higa
Notable students Kanga Sakukawa

Takahara Pēchin (高原 親雲上?) was an early karate practitioner. He was known as a great warrior[citation needed] and is attributed to have been the first to explain the aspects or principles of the ("way")[citation needed]. Pēchin (親雲上?) was a social class of the Ryūkyū Kingdom.

These principles are: 1) ijō, the way-compassion, humility, and love. 2) katsu, the laws-complete understanding of all techniques and forms of karate, and 3) fo dedication-the seriousness of karate that must be understood not only in practice, but in actual combat. The collective translation is: "One’s duty to himself and his fellow man." He was the first teacher of Sakukawa "Tode" Kanga who was to become known as the "father of Okinawan karate.".[2]


  1. ^ First Karate pioneers
  2. ^ Takahara, Peichin