Influential Teachers of RKHS

Ryukyu kobudo has a long and rich history as a combative art of the villages of the Ryukyu Islands. As a village tradition, history has largely been handed down over the generations via oral traditions. With this in mind, one of the best ways to tell the story of RKHS is through the lives of its senior teachers and practitioners.

The following teachers were instrumental in the development and practice of modern Ryukyu kobudo. To see a lineage chart including most of these teachers, click here.

Note: Students are indented beneath their teachers.

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