Karate lineage

Lineage pedigree of Bushinkai’s four main Karate lines from Shotokan, Budokan, Goju Ryu and our headteacher’s family boxing tradition. Every teacher in the lineage had several other teachers, but this is designed to be a simplified pedigree of how the tradition was passed:

SHURI TE Mainline lineage of our Karate (Shotokan line)

Tode Sakugawa

Tode Sakugawa 1733-1815

Bushi Matsumura

Bushi Matsumura 1798-1890

Funakoshi's master Azato?

Anko Azato 1827-1906

Gichin Funakoshi

Gichin Funakoshi 1868-1957

Hirokazu Kanazawa (10th Dan IMAF) Founder of Shotokan Karate International

Hirokazu Kanazawa 1931-

Shihan Handyside

Shihan Handyside

Senior International instructor Simon Keegan 5th Dan

Simon Keegan previously taught and graded under Shihan Handyside’s former student R Carruthers. Graded 5th Dan by Shihan Handyside 

TOMARI TE Secondary lineage of our Karate (Budokan line)

Tode Sakugawa

Tode Sakugawa 1733-1815

Bushi Matsumura

Bushi Matsumura 1798-1890

itosu

Anko Itosu (1831-1915)

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Kanken Toyama 1888-1966

Masanao Takazawa: 1931-2010

Masanao Takazawa: 1931-2010

Chew Choo Soot

Chew Choo Soot 1922-1997

Shihan Handyside

Shihan Handyside

Senior International instructor Simon Keegan 5th Dan

Simon Keegan previously taught and graded under Shihan Handyside’s former student R Carruthers. Graded 5th Dan by Shihan Handyside

NAHA TE Tertiary lineage of our Karate (Goju Ryu line)

Seisho Aragaki 1840-1918

Seisho Aragaki 1840-1918

Higaonna Kanryo 1853 - 1915

Higaonna Kanryo 1853 – 1915

Chojun Miyagi 1888-1953

Chojun Miyagi 1888-1953

Eiichi Miyazato 1922-1999

Eiichi Miyazato 1922-1999

Tadanori Nobetsu - 1936 -

Tadanori Nobetsu – 1936 –

Simon's teacher Kyoshi Reiner Parsons 7th Dan with his teacher Hanshi Tadanori Nobetsu 9th Dan IMAF

Reiner Parsons. Graded 5th Dan by Nobetsu Hanshi

Simon with Hanshi Nobetsu, (9th Dan Karate) chief director of Kokusai Budoin

Simon Keegan. Graded 3rd Dan by Reiner Parsons

 

Family boxing tradition

Carl Nilsson, a pioneer in the field of oriental study

Carl Nilsson, a pioneer in the field of oriental study. His students went to Japan at the same time as Simon’s great great great great great grandfather Nils

Nils Johann Nilsson

Great great great grandfather Nils Johann Nilsson 1830-1915. His great grandfather Nils served in Okinawa in the 1780s when Tode Sakugawa worked on cargo ships

Simon's great great grandfather August Nilsson, son of Nils Johann

Great great grandfather August Nilsson 1868-1958. Swedish Royal Navy. Taught sons and grandsons boxing

Simon's great grandfather William Henry, who fought in WWI

Great grandfather William Henry 1896-1968 British Army. Taught sons boxing

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Great uncle Bill Nelson 1923-2008 taught boxing my his father and attained black belt in Kawaishi Ryu Jujutsu after serving in Navy

Senior International instructor Simon Keegan 5th Dan

Simon Keegan

 

 

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