karate-do, masters

Master Chomo Hanashiro

28 août 2011

Master Chomo Hanashiro was born in 1869 in Okinawa. Very young, he began his martial arts training under Master Sokon Matsumura and then with his student Master Anko Itosu .

Co-disciple and friend of Master Kentsu Yabu , he will play an import role in the early days of karate teaching in the schools in Okinawa under the leadership of Master Itosu.

Master Chomo Hanashiro executing a kata

Like his friend Master Yabu, he was very influential in creating what would become the modern karate known today by teaching many master of the next generation.

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