Our History


CIRCLE: Peace and Impartiality “The foundation of Budo spirit”
RED COLOR: Passion or Zeal “The shining sun in Okinawa like a flame”
DRAGON: Development or Progress “The symbol of Reihoukan”
YELLOW COLOR: Courtesy and Reverence “Respect for others at all times”

 

Chico Dojo prides itself in teaching the art of karate. Our dojo is a fun family environment filled with self-defense techniques and confidence building attributes. Mike Evans has been training in Okinawan Karate for over 38 years. Rod Brayfindley a student of Mike’s had to leave to start a new church. With the support of Chico Dojo, church, and family he opened the McKinleyville Health and Karate Center in Mckinleyville, CA. Rod moved to another Church, however the students whom he trained continue the school under the guidance of Kyoshi Mike Evans.  Mike tries to get over to the Mckinleyville Dojo as often as he can and the students make the 250 mile trip once or twice a month as well.  Kyoshi Mike, travels at least once a year to Okinawa to train with Grand Master Naonobu Ahagon at his school. Mike takes dedicated students with him to Okinawa to train and test. In April of 2004 Hanshi Ahagon came to the United States for the third time to train with Mike and his students. The Dojo being as family oriented as it is usually plans at least one or two trips a year to go camping and boating on the lake and rivers. Chico Dojo also enters Karate Tournaments in the surrounding area, and enjoys the aspect of fun competition.

Lineage

  • PEICHIN TAKAHARApic_history
  • SATSUNUKU “TODE” SAKUGAWA 1735-1815
  • SOKON “BUSHI” MATSUMURA 1809-1894
  • YASUTSUNE “ANOKN” ITOSU (SHISHU) 1830-1915
  • CHOSIN CHIBANA 1885-1969
  • SHUGURO “HANSHI” NAKAZATO 1919-present
  • NAONOBU “HANSHI” AHAGON 1939-present
  • MICHAEL “KYOSHI” EVANS 1959-present

 

Okinawa Karate-Do Shorin-Ryu Reiho-Kan Association

  • KOBIYASHI STYLE
  • SHURI LINEAGE

Reihokan’s Weapon History

Kobudo’s Teachers:
First:       Seiro Tonaki, Masami Chinen
Second:  Shuguro Nakazato
Third:     Naonobu Ahagon

WEAPON KATA         PERSON OF ORIGIN
Sai 1st Kata                  Kenko Nakaima
Sai 2nd Kata                Kenko Nakaima
Syushi’s kon                 Yamane
Sakugawa’s kon           Yamane
Kubo’s kon                   Kenko Nakaima
Kama Kenko                Nakaima
Nunchaku (2)              Seiro Tonaki

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