Akata village, Shuri, Okinawa, Japan
|Died||1815 (aged 81–82)|
|Other names||Sakugawa Satunushi, Tode Sakugawa|
|Teacher(s)||Takahara Pēchin, Kūsankū|
|Notable students||Sōkon Matsumura|
Kanga Sakugawa (佐久川 寛賀 Sakugawa Kanga , 1733 - 1815), also Sakugawa Satunushi and Tode Sakugawa, was an Okinawan martial arts master and major contributor to the development of Te, the precursor to modern karate.
In 1750, Sakukawa (or Sakugawa) began his training as a student of an Okinawan monk, Peichin Takahara. After six years of training, Takahara suggested that Sakugawa train under Kusanku, a Chinese master in Ch'uan Fa. Sakukawa spent six years training with Kusanku, and began to spread what he learned to Okinawa in 1762. He became a such expert that people gave him, as a nickname: "Tōde" Sakugawa (Sakugawa "Chinese Hand"). His most famous student, Matsumura Sōkon, went on to develop the Shuri-te which later develop into Shōrin-ryū style of karate. 
|This Japanese biographical article related to martial arts is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|