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Kina Shosei (1883-1980)

Kina Shosei was born on 5th January in the small village of Shimabuku, Kita Nakagusuku. Kina Sensei was a school teacher, and apart some Karate training with Itosu and Yabu, his main goal was the study of Kobujutsu with Ufuchiku Sensei (Kinjo Sanda), wihich he started at the age of 20.

In 1973, he was awarded the 6th Order of Merit by the Emperor and in 1974 he was awarded 1 0th Dan by the All Okinawa Karate and Kobudo Rengokai. Very humble and a brave man, he saved his village in Okinawa during World War II.