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Historical Articles

Taika Seiyu Oyata

Taika Seiyu Oyata was born October 19, 1930, and passed away on June 18, 2012 after an illness with cancer and an unexpected stroke.  

Taika Seiyu Oyata (親田清勇) was a highly skilled Life Protection artist who became famous for his skills in Tuite and Kyusho jutsu as well as his insightful knowledge of the human body and how to manipulate it.  He lived 81 years, with 35 in the Ryukyu Islands of Japan and 35 in the Kansas City Metropolitan area of Missouri, the United States of America. Taika Oyata brought 14 open hand kata and at least 57 weapons kata with him to the United States with his immigration and that is a core part of the art of OyataTe.

Taika Seiyu Oyata was both Lee Richards and Tony Skeen direct instructor.


The purpose of this page is to hold articles I link to, mostly scans from the OyataTe International Archives

Unknown Date Article

Taika speaks of Uhugusiku's death date as well as his goal of community service.



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