Kushanku (?-1790) and Shungo Sakugawa (1733-1815)

In the course of time Tode was continually developed further.


For instance also by the Chinese monk Kushanku, which came to Okinawa 1760 on the occasion of a pilgrimage, settled down, taught Quanfa and soon became the teacher of Shungo (Tode) Sakugawa.


Under the instruction of Kushanku, creator and eponym of a still practised Karate Kata from which the two Shotokan Kata Kanku Dai and Kanku Sho were developed, Shungo (Tode) Sakugawa created out of Tode finally Okinawa Te (Hand from Okinawa) and taught this martial art throughout Okinawa.

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