To gain a wider personal account of Taira Shinken’s influence Okinawan “classical martial ways” (kobudo), this interview was conducted with 8th-dan Minowa Katsuhiko (b. 1929), one of the few remaining direct students of Taira still teaching in Japan. Includes an overview of the tecchu’s (a hand-held weapon) basic techniques and training.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 8 No. 1 (1999): 6 pages.