|5th century A.D.
||Two Main Shaolin Temples built.
||Tamo (Bodhidharma) came to China. Introduced
principles the monks built their system on.
||36 families migrate to Okinawa from Fukien and settle
in Kume Village.|
||Honan Shaolin burned. Headquarters of Shaolin
Order transferred to Fukien Shaolin.
||Three monks create the Wu Xing Q'uan, or Five Animal
||Satsuma Clan bans weapons in Okinawa.
||Ku Sanku, a Chinese Official and Shaolin practitioner
comes to Okinawa and teaches Karate Sakugawa his system.
||Bushi Matsumura begins his training under Karate
||Bushi Matsumura becomes the personal bodyguard to the king of Okinawa, Sho Ko. To mark the occasion, he changes his last name from Kayo to Matsumura, meaning "pine tree village," since the name of the Shaolin art was Weng Chun, meaning "evergreen." Sakugawa got the art from Kusanku and taught it to Bushi.|
||Bushi Matsumura goes to Fukien and studies at Fukien
Shaolin for 26 years and some months.
||Nabi Matsumura begins his training under Bushi
||Bushi Matsumura dies, and Hohan Soken is born.
Nabi Matsumura takes over the mastership of Bushi's
||Fukien Shaolin destroyed during boxer rebellion
and never rebuilt.
|1902 or 1903
||Hohan Soken begins his training under Nabi Matsumura.
||Hohan Soken starts training in Hakutsuru.
||Hohan Soken leaves Okinawa and goes to Argentina.
||Hohan Soken returns to Okinawa. Opens a dojo.
||Soken Sensei renames his system from Matsumura
Shuri-te to Shorin-Ryu Matsumura Seito.
||Soken Sensei tells his remaining students to follow Nishihira Kosei after his death.
| Nov 30 1982
||Soken Sensei passed away.
|May 14 2007
||Nishihira Kosei passed away .