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Rooted in the original indiginous martial arts of the Ryukyu Kindom and the Fujian/Chinese predecessors of Okinawan Karate is Goshukan-Ryu karate - a hybrid of Shuri-Te Karate and Shaolin Wu Zhu Quan/Five Ancestor Fist.

Shuri-Te karate is the oldest recorded karate system in Okinawa, and is the predecessor to modern Shorin-Ryu Karate.  The Shuri-Te training methods, principles, and kata that are taught in Goshukan-Ryu most closely resemble Kobayashi-Ryu.

Wu Zhu Quan/Five Ancestor Fist is a Southern Fujian system that is comprised of five training principles as the basis for the syle: Fukien WhiteCrane, Monkey boxing, Grand Ancestor boxing, Lohan internal method, and Tat Chun (Tamo's Iron Body method).  Five Ancestor Fist is widely  believed to be the influence and predecessor to many Chinese influenced Okinawan karate styles.

Founded and named by Takamiyagi Hiroshi in 1986, Goshukan-Ryu is not a new style, but rather a fusion of two of the oldest and most respected styles in Asia.  

LINEAGE:

Shuri-Te Karate:
Sakugawa Kanga (1735-1815)  


Bushi Matsumura (1796-1893)


Itosu Yasutsune (1832-1916)


Hanashiro Chomo (1869-1945)   Motobu Choki (1871-1944)  Chibana Choshin (1885-1969)


Nakama Chozo (d.1981)

Nakamura Ankichi (1926- )

Takamiyagi Hiroshi (1940-)


 

Wu Zhu Quan:

Chua Giok Beng (Wu Zhu Quan Founder)

Sim Yang Tiak (Singapore Wu Zhu Quan)

                                                       Koh Nai Keng (Singapore)
                                                                        ↓

Takamiyagi Hiroshi


 

Okinawa Goshukan-Ryu:

Takamiyagi Hiroshi (b.1940) Founder

Takamiyagi Naoki (b. 1969) Okinawa Honbu
Garry Parker (b.1969) USA Director





 

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