I have to apologize as I’ve been quite busy lately and haven’t been able to post much to the blog as I would like. I expect I’ll be quite busy until the end of March, but will post when I can. I appreciate your understanding.
In today’s post we’ll learn a little bit about Shinjo Heitaro, a little known student of Kyan Chotoku. Way back in 1988 on my first trip to Okinawa I was fortunate to attend the 25th anniversary demonstration for the founding of the Myobukan dojo of Matsuda Yoshimasa. Matsuda had been a long time student of Shinjo and in the program guide for the demonstration was a short bio about Shinjo. The following is a translation of that bio which appeared on page20. While there isn’t any video of the 25th anniversary demonstration that I could find, there is video of the 30th anniversary demonstration held in 1993 that can be found here.