Chinese Sifu who immigrated to Okinawa where he
served as a Chinese military attaché. Kusanku is the earliest known
ancestor of Pinewood Karate. He taught Chinese boxing (Kenpo) to "Tode" Sakugawa.
The first record of karate in Okinawa dates back
to the end of the 18th century. It is recorded that in 1761 a Chinese
known as Kusanku displayed Chinese boxing and grappling techniques
to a delighted audience in Okinawa.
Kusanku is also known by his Chinese name Kong
Su Kung. In some writings, Kusanku is also under various names
including Kushanku, Kouh-Shang-Kouh and Ko Sokun.