Master Makoto Gima

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Master Makoto Gima  ( 儀間 真謹) (also known as Gima Shinkin) (1896-1989) is a direct decender of Shinjo Gima and one of the seminal figures in the modern history of karate who born on September 28th,1896 in Okinowa. Master Gima, began his karate studies in 1912, under the guidance of Masters A. Itotsu and K.Yabe. Although he was weak during infancy and child hood, it was through his dedicated study…

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Karate-do

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The founder of Gima-ha Karate principles of Master Makoto, on the occasion of his 88th birthday, recorded his teaching of the pursuit of excellence, revealing to his disciples the depth of karate. Heart, technique, body through hard training, karate seeks to foster a spirit that strives for truth and respect for others. It aspires to a complete and rounded character. In Okinawa, the Karate expert is called Bushi, namely…

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In celebration Of Beijyu

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In celebration Of Beijyu (88th Birthday of Gima Makato) By Ryozo Fujiwara, 1984 The ancestors of Master Gima date back to Shinbu Oshiro, Lord of Oshiro Castle Nakayama Kingdom in the era (1355-95). Shinshu Oshiro of the 2nd generation moved to Gima village of Kakibana, and the name Gima came in the 3rd generation when Shinfuku became the Manor Lord of Gima Village. Shinmo and Shinmei Of the 4th…

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