( -1761) China

Chinese martial artist who lived during the 18th century. He is credited as having an influence on
virtually all karate derived matrial arts. Records indicate that he learned the art of Ch’uan Fa in Chi-
na from a Shaolin monk. Around 1756, he was sent to Okinawa as an ambassador of the Quin dyn-
asty. He was known as a diplomat, emissary and was a military official who instructed Sakugawa
after the death of Takahara. It is said that following his death, Sakugawa developed and named the
Kusanku kata in honor of his teacher.