Matsubayashi Ryu 1.
From the age of seventeen the karate education of Shoshin Nagamine was supervised by noted Okinawan masters Ankichi Arakaki, Chotoku Kyan, and Choki Motobu. His eventual mastery of the art and creation of the Matsubayashi form of the Shorin Ryu karate would place him firmly in their ranks.
This program, made with the support and cooperation of his family, is a technical record of the style he founded, the story of its beginning, and a chronology of the life of the founder and his achievements. It includes much previously unpublished material including film footage of Shoshin and Takayoshi Nagamine from the 1960s and 1970s, as well as a large number of rare images from the Nagamine family collection.
Honored by his Emperor for his achievements, recognized around the world as the ultimate authority on Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu, Nagamine’s greatest and most lasting accomplishment was the bridge he built between ancient and modern karate, a bridge that would, in time, span the world.