Taira Shinken’s Dysfunctional Family

Taira Shinken (1898 - 1970)
Taira Shinken (1898 – 1970)

At one time in the history of the Ryukyu Kobudo Preservation and Promotion Society (Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinkokan or RKHSK), the students of Taira Shinken, including Akamine, Inoue, Minowa, Nakamoto, Kinjo, and Nagaishi, all worked together to perpetuate their teacher’s legacy. Yet within a decade after Taira’s death, each student went his separate way.

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