Bushi Matsumura Sokon --- Itosu Ankoh Okina
Hanashiro Chomo --- Gusukuma Shimpan --- Tokuda Anbun --- Oshiro Chojo
Kinjo Hiroshi
[1919-] 

 

The Okinawan Surname, Kinjo
In Okinawa the family surname, Kinjo [also, Kaneshiro, Kanagusuku] is as common as Smith and Jones in the USA. There are and have been several well known Okinawan Bujin with the surname, Kinjo. Although there is a connection, Kinjo Hiroshi should not be confused with the following;

        
   Kinjo [Kanagusuku] Sanda -- Ufuchiku    Kinjo Kensei       Kinjo Kami 

   Beiju

In May of 2007 nearly two-hundred people, from all over Japan, the Ryukyus, USA, The UK and EU, gathered in Tokyo to honour my teacher, Kinjo Hiroshi, on his 88th birthday.      
           
  Konishi Takehiro 
& Inoue Kisho 
 Yamaguchi Goshi   Ohtsuka Tadahiko  Mizuguchi san of Gekkan Karatedo    Kurt Graham Kadekaru Toru  
           
  Joe Swift   Fujimoto san Lifetime Achievement   Darrin Johnson    Kenkyu 
           
 Shamisen (old traditional Japanese string instrument)  Kogure san
Quest Videos
 Terry Wingrove Mark Tankosich       
Who is Kinjo Hiroshi?            
         
 Kinjo visits Okinawa for the first time since WW2 and is met by the who's who of Karate   Kinjo Hiroshi with Gusukuma Shimpan and classmates at Okinawa's Kenritsu 
Dai Ichi Chu-gakko
 Kinjo Hiroshi Tokuda Ambun, Oshiro Chojo and classmates    With Nakayama Masatoshi, Yamaguchi Gogen, and Ohtsuka Hironori  With Nakayama [JKA]  Yamaguchi Gogen, & Kanazawa Hirokazu, etc   At the home of 
Mas Oyama, 
pioneer of 
Kyokushin Karate
  
           
  At the home of 
Mas Oyama, 
pioneer of 
Kyokushin Karate
 
 With the [adopted] grandson of 
Itosu Ankoh
Demo with Fujimoto   At the Pilot House 
in Yokohama with 
Richard Kim
  
At the old   Butokukai    Serving the country 
           
  Presenting Kadekaru Toru with the only known photo of Itosu    At home   Koryu-style practice On Japan's first Karate Magazine   Still Newsworthy   Still Newsworthy  
 

  Kinjo On Youtube 

Youtube #1

Youtube #2
         
   At home    Long Beach 1975      
The Works of Kinjo Hiroshi             
          the after thought for the recent reprint of "Karate Kenpo," by Mutsu Mizuho [See Here]   
 DVD  Gekkan Karate Do   Karate Taikan   Karate Narai Kata    Karate Kenpo    

 

    

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