Akata-Chō\Southern Shuri, Ryūkyū Kingdom
|Notable students||Kanga Sakukawa|
Takahara Pēchin (高原 親雲上) was an early karate practitioner. He was known as a great warrior and is attributed to have been the first to explain the aspects or principles of the dō ("way"). 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.".