|Style||Shōrin-ryū, Yamani Ryu or Yamane Ryu|
|Teacher(s)||Sanda Chinen, Chinen PECHIN (Yamagusuku Andaya), Shichiyanaka Chinen|
|Notable students||Chokei Kishaba, Seitoku Higa, Shūgorō Nakazato|
Like many martial arts masters Chinen had been a policeman. During the Second World War he lived with the martial arts master Horoku Ishikawa in Tainan, Taiwan. He also worked at the Shuri City Hall in Shuri, Okinawa.
Yamani Ryu Bōjutsu
Although the style ceased to exist after his death some of his katas were preserved by Seitoku Higa of the Bugeikan and Shūgorō Nakazato of Shōrin-ryū. Another student of Chinen's, Chogi Kishaba and his student Toshihiro Oshiro also privately practised Yamani Ryu katas. Oshiro teaches Bōjutsu today  and so does Chinen's grandnephew Teruo Chinen.
- Okinawan Karate, Second Edition, by Mark Bishop, p. 120, ISBN 0-8048-3205-6
- Okinawan Karate, Second Edition, by Mark Bishop, p. 101, ISBN 0-8048-3205-6
- Okinawan Karate, Second Edition, by Mark Bishop, p. 121, ISBN 0-8048-3205-6
- Interview with Teruo Chinen (Masami Chinen's grandnephew)
- Okinawan Karate, Second Edition, by Mark Bishop, p. 122, ISBN 0-8048-3205-6
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