digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Pangai-noon (traditional Chinese characters: )[1] was a style of Southern Chinese kung fu taught by Shu Shi Wa. It became the basis for Uechi-ryū karate. The name Pangai-noon literally mean that the art's techniques are "half-hard, half-soft,"[2] referring to hard strikes and soft blocks.

Etymology[edit]

Further information: Min Nan

The exact provenance of the romanization "Pangai-noon" is not clear, and it may be from the lesser-known Min Chinese language. It is not a Japanese, Okinawan or Mandarin Chinese pronunciation of the original characters.[3] The standard Japanese pronunciation of the three characters is han kō nan (はんこうなん), while the standard Mandarin pronunciation is bàn yìng ruǎn. The Cantonese language pronunciation is bun ngaang yun. In modern times, the katakana version of pangainoon (パンガイヌーン) has been used in Japanese writing rather than the kanji (半硬軟).

Founder[edit]

Shū Shiwa (Chinese: Zhou Zihe 1869-1945) was a teacher and Chinese medicine hawker in the Fujian province of China.[4] His life is not well documented because of his probable connection with the secret societies which worked for the overthrow of the Qing dynasty and the restoration of Ming dynasty.[2]

Okinawa[edit]

His best-known student was Kanbun Uechi, an Okinawan who was with him from 1897 to 1904. In 1904 when he received his senior instructor grade, Uechi opened a dojo in Nansoye. He continued to visit Shu Shi Wa each year until his return to Okinawa in 1909.[2] Uechi studied with Shu Shi Wa for 13 years.[4]

Pangai-noon technique was based on soft blocks and hard attacks. Uechi learned three Pangai-noon kata: Sanchin, Seisan, and Sanseirui; he did not stay with Shu Shi Wa long enough to learn Supārinpei. Pangai-noon was said to be the fastest of the Chinese styles at that time.[2]

Political conflict[edit]

In 1978 a group of Uechi-ryū students headed by Seiki Itokazu and Takashi Kinjo broke away from the ryū and formed a style they called Pangai-noon.[2] By the early 1990s Itokazu and Kinjo had renamed this breakaway style to Konan Ryu. In the 2000s Kinjo and his students began using the style name Kobu Ryu, however one of Kinjo's students, Mikio Nishiuchi, has reverted to using the style name Pang Gai Noon Ryu.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Character Meaning pangai-noon.net
  2. ^ a b c d e Bishop, Mark (1999). Okinawan Karate. pp. 38–41. ISBN 978-0-8048-3205-2. 
  3. ^ Pang Gai Noon Ryu Karate-Do Seibu Juku
  4. ^ a b Hokama, Tetsuhiro (2005). 100 Masters of Okinawan Karate. Okinawa: Ozata Print. p. 27. 
  5. ^ "Pang Gai Noon Ryu Karate-Do Seibu-Juku". 

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangai-noon — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
4916 videos foundNext > 

Pangainoon basics

Pangai Noon Karate - Vol. I Sanchin pt 1

A remarkable presentation on the Sanchin kata of Uechi Ryu karate by this highly qualified instructor. Includes demonstrations at full speed and in slow moti...

Pangai Noon Karate - Vol. II Primary Methods & Kata pt 3

The series continues with Gushi sensei, assisted by Tsukasa Gushi and Makoto Fukumoto demonstrating all the primary techniques followed by in depth examinati...

Pangai-Noon

Kung-Fu.

Pangai Noon Karate - Vol. I Sanchin pt 2

A remarkable presentation on the Sanchin kata of Uechi Ryu karate by this highly qualified instructor. Includes demonstrations at full speed and in slow moti...

Pangai Noon Karate - Vol. I Sanchin pt 3

A remarkable presentation on the Sanchin kata of Uechi Ryu karate by this highly qualified instructor. Includes demonstrations at full speed and in slow moti...

Pangai Noon Kung Fu by Makibashira Dojo (Part 1)

The students of the Makibashira Dojo demonstrate Pangai Noon Kung Fu at the March 2010 Bodhi Darma's Got Talent Show. In this video, Sensei Brian Nell explai...

Pangai Noon Karate - Vol. III Advanced Kata pt 3

Shinyu Gushi, 9th Dan, began his study of Pangai Noon Uechi karate in the early fifties with instructors Saburo Uehara, Seiyu Shinjo, and Kanei Uechi, the so...

Karate do - Uechi Ryu (or Pangai Noon)

Here we have the "Uechi ryu", developed by master Kanbun Uechi and his son Kanbun.

Pangai Noon Karate - Vol. III Advanced Kata pt 1

Shinyu Gushi, 9th Dan, began his study of Pangai Noon Uechi karate in the early fifties with instructors Saburo Uehara, Seiyu Shinjo, and Kanei Uechi, the so...

4916 videos foundNext > 

We're sorry, but there's no news about "Pangai-noon" right now.

Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Talk About Pangai-noon

You can talk about Pangai-noon with people all over the world in our discussions.

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!