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The Native Language of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo

The Native Language of Okinawan Karate and Kobudo

This interview with Dr. Samantha May is an absolute must, for any martial arts practitioner.  She explains the history of the language of the Okinawan People and Martial Arts.  The when, why and how it began to vanish from the schools, the families and the dojo's, and where it is today.


Learning isn't always with your head and intellect,
Learning is often with your senses and body.




In this program:

The language of Okinawan Karate and Kabudo

4 Punishments to persuade Okinawians to stop using their language
Why they were shot on the spot for using it

2 things that must exist for the Language to stay alive

Martial Artists, Dojo's and the Culture Across Nations
Why were many Okinawans ready to toss out their native language, even out of the martial arts

Where is it now


The Native Language of the Okinawan Masters

***Massive number of freebies with this podcast:


  • Okinawan Karate and Kabudo Handbook : 45 pg ebook
  • A Martial Arts Perspective on Using Uchinaaguchi in Okinawan Karate and Kobudo (English and Japanese Translations) 21 pg ebook
  • Practicing Peace: The International Okinawan Martial Arts Community as a Community of Practice (Article in 35 pg Journal ebook)
  • International Review of Ryukyuan and Okinawan Studies Journal : Feasibility of Uchinaaguchi in Okinawan Karate and Kabudo Classes
  • Embodied Language Revitalization: Linking Uchinaaguchi, Okinawan Martial Arts, and Well-Being : 29 pg pdf presentation

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