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The History of Oya-Te

When Taika first came to America he named his art Ryukyu Kempo Karate Kobudo to honor his instructors. Ryu Kyu is the original name of Okinawa where Taika comes from, so he wanted to make sure that Americans knew where his art first originated. His first instructor, Uhugusuku no TanMei (Tanmei means “retired warrior”) taught him the original methods of Kobudo- the way of the weaponry of the Ryukyu warriors; & then Wakinguri

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