Matsubayashi-Ryu (pine forest school)
Matsubayashi-Ryu (pine forest school) - Style of Okinawan karate, created in 1947, a master Sёsin Nagamine (1907 p.). He studied in seven Okinawan masters, including at Kanan Chotoku and Motobu Choki.
In the style of Matsubayashi-ryu kata 18: Ananke, Vankan, Benaiah Godzyusiho, bite-ku, Passau Rohan, Cinto, Fukyu 2 kata, kata Nayhanchi 3 and 5 kata Pinan.
The creator of the style Matsubayashi Ryu, Nagamine Sёsin, is one of the few Okinawans, who wrote at length about karate. In his excellent book "The Essence of Okinawan Karate-do," Nagamine describes in detail the style of the historical and technical points of view, and also presents a brief history of karate and their views on the organization of the competition.
Nagamine Cecina - the founder of the style Matsubayashi Ryu Nagamine was the son of a farmer from an early age he was in poor health, but when he was 17, he began to study karate at Tёdzina Cuban masters of Tomari-te, and his health gradually recovered. Then Nagamine studied karate young students Chotoku Chiana - Tarot Simabuku and Ankit Ara-kaki. At a time when Nagamine was the head of his club karate school, he trained with Kodatsu IHI, a specialist in Tomari-te.
In 1928, Nagamine was drafted into the army and sent to China. In 1931, on his return to Okinawa, he joined the police force and was assigned. Nagamine studied at the Central Police Academy in Tokyo, this time he had the opportunity to learn the sparring and undergo practical unarmed combat instructor Tёkki Motobu. He also met with students of Sokon Matsumi Temperature and Anko Itosu - Chomo Chomo and Kentsu Yabu, who warned him that karate kata in Tokyo has undergone significant changes, and that Nagamine should make efforts and try to Kata, he taught, retains its original form.
Later, in 1940, Nagamine received a Rainsy in karate (on the recommendation of Chojun Miyagi) and 3rd dan in kendo at the festival of Japanese martial arts, held in Tokyo. In 1941 he was Kathu Fukyu Ichi with the aim to teach karate school toddlers, and in 1942 opened his first dojo in Tomar. After the battle of Okinawa Nagamine felt inner need help droopy youth of the island, and he decided to build another karate dojo (the first dojo was destroyed), but in 1951, before he could realize his dream into reality, he was promoted to rank, becoming a senior police officer (superintendent), and was appointed chief of the police station in the northern city of Motobu Okinawa. Over the next year Sёsin coached wrestlers who won first prize at the Vseokinavskom judo tournament. In 1953 he retired from the police Nagamine and built his current gym, Kodokan (originally called the Kodokan Karate-do and Kobudzyuyu dojo) in Naha.
After the formation of Okinawan Karate-Do Federation (initially he was in charge of the organization and care about the development of the following styles: Goju Ryu, Uechi Ryu, Shorin Ryu (Kobayashi) and Matsubayashi Ryu) in May 1956 Nagamine became its first vice-president, and later advisor and consultant. In 1969 he began to study Zen Buddhism under the guidance of the school Myoshinji priest Keyseya Oka-moto and Enkakudzi school of Buddhism, which taught him the priest Sogen Sakayama. Since then, Zen meditation has become an integral part of the style Matsubayashi Ryu.