Golden Age of Propensity
Trade Relations with China Established – 1374. Okinawa has
contact with Siam, Indonesia and the Philippines. Kumemura –
Chinese settlement is established in Naha – 1393. King Sho
Hashi unites Okinawa’s 3 kingdoms – 1429. Tribute
relationship established between Japan and Ryukyu – 1400
s. Formal relations with Korea established – 1400s. Sho
Shin becomes king of Ryukyu in 1477. First ban on weapons by King
Sho Shin. The art of Te flourishes. During this period 3 Buddhist
monks from China (Chueh Yuan, Li Ch’eng, and Pai Yu-Fong)
collaborate and expand Bodhidharma’s 18 exercises to 72.
They develop a “5 formed fist” style, which involves
techniques based on movements of animal’s dragon, tiger,
crane, leopard, and snake.