Lineage List
the first true practitioner of karate, particularly Shuri Te.  His art
was a mixture of Shuri Te, the native Ryukyu fighting art, and
Sakagawa also became known as Tode Sakagawa, Tode
Chinese Kempo.  Shungo Sakagawa was a student of a
referring to Chinese Kempo.
Chinese military envoy Kusanku.  After training with Kusanku,
Sakagawa also became known as Tode Sakagawa, Tode
referring to Chinese Kempo.

Shungo Sakagawa became the teacher of Soken Matsumura.  
Soken Matsumura became a well known and highly skilled
martial artist.  So revered for his skill was Matsumura that he
served as the personal bodyguard for the 17th, 18th and 19th
Kings of the Ryukyu Islands and as the Chief Martial Arts
Instructor as well.  Matsumura was also called Bushi
Matsumura.  Bushi meaning warrior.

Matsumura studied with other martial of the day as well.  This
included Chinto, Iwah & Wai Shin Zan all Chinese martial artist
living on Ryukyu.  Matsumura also  travelled to China and
studied martial arts in the city of Foochow, in the Fukien
province.  It is from here he brought back the Naihanchi Shodan
kata which is believed to be from the Shouting White Crane
style of Kung Fu.

Soken Matsumura passed on the Naihanchi Shodan kata to his
grandson Nabe Matsumura and Chomo Hanishiro.  Although
Nabe Matsumura was probably the major teacher of Hanishiro.  
Nabe was also later known as Old Man Nabe.

Chomo Hanishiro then passed the Naihanchi Shodan kata to his
student Shigeru Nakamura.  Nakamura was founder of the
Okinawan Kempo Association.  It was while studying with
Nakamura that Taika Seiyu Oyata learned this kata.

The Naihanchi Shodan kata was then passed from Taika Oyata
to Kaicho Allan Amor.
United Ryukyu Kempo Alliance