|Country of origin||Okinawa Prefecture, Japan|
|Parenthood||Ryukyu Kobujutsu Research Association |
Ryūkyū Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai
It is a recreation of the Ryukyu Kobujutsu Research Association founded by his teacher Yabiku Moden in 1911 and disbanded during the Second World War.
The Society preserves the kata learned by Moden:
- karate from Ankō Itosu
- Yamanni-ryū style bojutsu from Sanda Chinen
- kobudo from Tawata nu Meigantu
- sai from Sanda Kanagusuku
Taira named Eisuke Akamine (1 May 1925 - 13 Jan 1999) as his successor and the second President for Ryūkyū Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai. He was later succeeded by Hiroshi Akamine, the third President. Hiroshi Sensei decided to start his own association in 2011 (see below). The present Head of the association is Sensei Yukio Kuniyoshi. He was the chief instructor in the Eisuke Akamine Dojo until the death of Akamine sensei and is practicing at Kochinda Dojo, Okinawa.
Ryūkyū Kobudo Shimbukan
In 2011 Akamine Hiroshi resigned as the President of the Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai and formed the Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan association, which carries on in the Nesabu Shimbukan Dojo in Tomigusuku.