“Sometimes I practise karate like dancing Hamachidori”

Martial arts and dance are the same | Article by Higa Kiyohiko, 10th dan


I believe I was about a 2nd grader in an elementary school when I took my first lesson from my father [Seitoku Higa, Chairperson All Okinawa Karate Kobudo Federation]. At that time, along with working for the government, my father taught karate in a village square; however, it didn’t even come to my young mind to think of what training he had been through or what kind of bujin [martial artist] my father was.  I didn’t realise how splendid a bujin he was until I was in high school and my father taught us Yamane ryu bojutsu.

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