NABE MATSUMURA student and grandson of the famous Soken (Bushi) Matsumura, Nabe Matsumura brought the old Shorin Ryu secrets into the modern age, although his name does not appear in many karate linage charts. He was alleged to be very strict and preferred to teach mainly family members.

It is said that he was born in the late 1850’s and died in the 1930’s. He was known as “Old Man Nabe” and it is said he was one of the top karate men of his time.

He passed on his Menkyo-Kaiden to his nephew Hohan Soken.