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Karate -- A Minority Art, Part 9

In looking up the meaning of "naichi," I can across an online article entitled Okinawa: the Acculturation of the Okinawans in Hawai`i, by Carrie Akamine.

I also found two other articles of interest: Assimilation Practices in Okinawa, and Treatment of Okinawans on the Mainland and Overseas.

As Karate students, it is important for us to learn about the Okinawan culture that produced the art, and the challenges facing the early Okinawan Karate Sensei who established the art on mainland Japan.


Charles C. Goodin