Isshin-ryu Katas performed by Arcenio Advincula
“Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei tell me, watch Gancho. He number-one kata.”
--- Kensho Tokumura a student of Sensei Tatsuo Shimabuku (1958-1961).
Tokumura explained that Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei used to call Advincula ‘Gancho’ which means glasses in Okinanawn language and explained that Shimabuku Tatsuo Sensei also called Advincula, Katagwa. Katagwa meaning Kata-man, because he was excellent in kata. The ‘gwa’ meaning ‘small in size’ compared to other Americans.
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