The most accurate historical information about our style is validated by Sensei Iha. The headings below will open to the relevant information on ihadojo.com.
This article is a very brief history provided to Sensei Iha by Master Hanshi Katsuya Miyahira,
and describes the way our style has been passed along since the 1400s. It brings to life the
figures outlined in our lineage diagram.
This concise timeline highlights the major events between 1429 and 2001.
The most significant event since 2001 was the passing of
Master Katsuya Miyahira in 2010.
We have been honored to practice and learn from him on many occasions
during his visits.
Today's karate and kobudo came to be as a result of combining the good qualities
of the martial arts of China and the other Southeastern Asian countries
with the Okinawa "ti" through interchanges...
Sensei Miyahira's biography provides a great deal of information about the history, values and philosophies
embodies by our style.
This interview with Sensei Iha, Hanshi, 10th Dan, provides insight into his teachings and philosophies, as
well as his journey from Okinawa to the United States.