Our Lineage

Our goal at Brian Hobson Karate is to preserve true Okinawan Karate. We can trace our lineage directly to the founders of this martial art.

Satsuunuku (Tode) Sakugawa
佐久川 寛賀
(1762-1843)

 

 

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Sokon “Bushi” Matsumura
松村 宗棍
(1798-1890)
Personal Body guard of 
3 Kings of Okinawa

 

 

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Yasutsune (Anko) Itosu
糸洲 安恒
(1830-1914)
Father of Modern Day Karate

 

 

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Chosin Chibana
知花 朝信
(1885-1969)
First 10th degree of Shorin-Ryu

 

 

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Shugoro Nakazato
仲里 周五郎
Hanshi, 10th degree
(1920-2016)
Shorin-Ryu Shorinkan Founder

 

 

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Franklin D.R. “Otetsu-Cho” Hargrove
羽黒
Hanshi, 9th degree
(1945- PRESENT)
Nakazato-Ha Founder
Brian Hobson’s first instructor

 


Seiei Nakaza
Hanshi, 10th degree
(1942-2013)
Kiyobukan Founder
Brian Hobson’s last instructor

 

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Brian K. Hobson
Hanshi/So Honbucho
(Kyoshi, 9th degree)
(1970-PRESENT)
Kiyobukan Association
Tekkikan Dojo

 

 

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YOU

 


Train with us at two locations

Brian Hobson Karate I

1921 Armistead Ave. Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 825-CHOP (2467)

Brian Hobson Karate II

5240 George Washington Memorial Hwy. Yorktown, VA 23692
(757) 890-CHOP (2467)