Lineage

System Lineage

Uhugushuku and Wakinaguri were Taika Oyata’s personal instructors. Taika was the founder of both the Oyata Shin Shu Ho Ryu and Ryu Te organizations. Taika gave his express written permission to exactly two people allowing them to give rank in his art. Those two people were Tasshi Jim Logue and Tasshi Greg Lindquist. Tasshi Lindquist is the sole living individual with Taika Oyata’s express permission to give rank in Taika’s art.

Zensekai Karate Kobudo Rengokai Lineage

Note:  This is not a complete lineage and is restricted to only ZKKR affiliations for readability.  See the (coming soon) individual complete Bios section.

Senior Instructors

Tasshi Greg Lindquist – Head of System

  • Started training with Taika Oyata
  • Sole living legitimate heir with written permission from Taika Oyata to give rank in Taika’s Art
  • Founded Zensekai Karate Kobudo Rengokai in 2013
  • Cooperative founded to allow all practitioners of Taika Oyata’s Life Protection Art an organization with which to affiliate and continue Taika’s Art and Okinawan Martial Arts in general
  • Founded Kuzushi Te in 2013
  • Membership is by the personal invitation of Tasshi Lindquist and at his sole discretion
  • Kuzushi Te is similar to Taika Oyata’s Shin Shu Ho Ryu organization
  • Solely focused on Taika Oyata’s Life Protection Art

Kyoshi Matthew (Matt) Cowen – 7th Dan

  • Started training with Taika Oyata
  • Trains in conjunction with Tasshi Greg Lindquist

Kyoshi Joe Krystofik – 7th Dan

  • Started training directly under Taika Oyata
  • Trains directly under Tasshi Greg Lindquist

Renshi Glenn Wuenstel – 6th Dan

  • Started training with Kyoshi Gary Shull
  • Trained directly under Tasshi Jim Logue
  • Trained directly under Taika Oyata
  • Trains directly under Tasshi Greg Lindquist

Renshi Darrell Pope – 6th Dan

  • Started training with Kyoshi Gary Shull
  • Trained directly under Tasshi Jim Logue
  • Trained directly under Taika Oyata
  • Trains directly under Tasshi Greg Lindquist

Shihan Manuel (Manny) Agosto – 5th Dan

  • Started training with Kyoshi Jed Oyasato
  • Trained directly under Taika Oyata
  • Trains directly under Tasshi Greg Lindquist
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