Taira Shinken

Shinken Taira (平 信賢, Taira Shinken?, 1897 – 1970) was a Japanese martial artist, born as Shinken Maezato (前里 信賢, Maezato Shinken?) in 1897 on Kume island in the Ryūkyū archipelago.

Read more about Taira Shinken:  Early Life, Karate, Taira's Legacy

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Taira Shinken - Taira's Legacy
... Taira was in 1960 Shihan for the Nihon Kobudo Kenkyujo and in 1963 vice-President of the International Karate Kobudo Federation ... After his death in September 1970, Taira was succeeded in Ryūkyū Kobudo Hozon Shinkokai in Okinawa by Eisuke Akamine and in mainland Japan by Inoue Motokatsu ... Taira created the nunchaku kata taught in Ryukyu kobudo 'Taira no Nunchaku' ...