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Travis Cottreau

Travis Cottreau
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Travis Cottreau is a Canadian living in Wellington, New Zealand. He is the Software Development Manager at CoreLogic and the Senior Technical Consultant, IRD New Zealand. Travis' interests include Chito-ryu karate and he has written articles about Aragaki, Hanashiro Chomo, Chokotu Kyan, Higashionna Kanryo, Motobu Choyo and he enjoys writing about all of them.

Higashionna Kanryo: Naha-te

The exact dates that O-Sensei began training with Higashionna Kanryo are uncertain. His training with Aragaki Seisho (1840-1918) stopped between 1912 and 1914 and...

Chomo Hanashiro: Shorin Ryu

Chomo Hanashiro was born in 1869. At an early age he began training with a man consider to be the greatest of all Tote...

Aragaki Seisho: Okinawan Martial Arts

This is the first of a series of articles that I will write covering O-Sensei's (Chitose Tsuyoshi's) martial arts instructors. When I initially considered...

Chotoku Kyan and Chito-Ryu Karate

Chotoku Kyan  was probably the most influential of O'Sensei's Tote instructors and Chito-ryu is abundant with Kyan influences. We can see this in numerous...

Choyu Motobu: Okinawan Karate

There is a large amount of technical and historic information available about the art that Choyu Motobu inherited from his father and passed on...