Handmade exclusive calligraphy by Hokama Tetsuhiro Sensei.
Hokama Tetsuhiro is a 10th degree Okinawan fighting arts teacher, noted historical scholar and author, and accomplished artist in Shodo, japanese style calligraphy. His art is commissioned and sought out for display in dojos, homes and public installations.
The characters on this scroll read ”Uechi-Ryū" - the infamous hard/soft Okinawa karate style created by Uechi Kanbun based on Chinese kung fu animal styles.
Originally called Pangai-noon, which translates to English as "half-hard, half-soft", the style was renamed Uechi-Ryū after the founder of the style, Kanbun Uechi, an Okinawan Sensei who went to Fuzhou in Fujian Province, China to study martial arts and Chinese medicine when he was 19 years old.
After his death, in 1948, the style was refined, expanded, and popularized by his son, Kanei Uechi.
Available for order in 2 sizes:
Large - 190 cm x 45 cm
Medium - 90 cm x 45 cm
This scroll comes with cord for vertical hanging but can also be mounted in a frame.
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