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is a school of karate
is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. It was developed from indigenous fighting methods called and Chinese kenpō. Karate is a striking art using punching, kicking, knee and elbow strikes, and open-handed techniques such as knife-hands. Grappling, locks,...
founded by Choki Motobu in 1922. The official full name is Nihon Denryu Heiho Motobu Kenpo
("Japan's traditional tactics Motobu Kenpo").
, a Motobu family style of Karate, is also sometimes called Motobu-ryu or Motobu-ryu Udundi. It is a combination of the native Okinawan martial arts Te
(an earlier name for Karate), Okinawan kobudō and Ryukyuan Dance.
Chosei Motobu is the inheritor of both Motobu-Ryu (his father's art) and Motobu Udundi (the art of his uncle, Choyu Motobu
' was an Okinawan karate master and elder brother of karateka Motobu Chōki.Motobu Chōyū was born in Akahira village in Shuri, Okinawa. His father, Anji Motobu Chōshin was a descendent of Prince Shō Kōshin , the sixth son of Okinawan King Shō Shitsu...