'During the year 1915, an ageing Higaonna Kanryo (out of respect for his Chinese teacher) - instructed his disciple Miyagai Chojun - to leave Okinawa and travel to Fuzhou to seek out Master Gong (师公 - Shi Gong) and other eminent (and related) martial arts teachers (who had taught Higonna Kanryo decades before)! Whilst in Fuzhou, Miyagi Chojun was introduced to Master 'Wu Xiangui' (吴贤贵) who accepted him as a student. Master Wu Xiangui was a very well-known expert in Fujian White Crane Fist (福建白鹤拳 - Fu Jian Bai He Quan)! (Wu Xiangui eventually emigrated to Okinawa where he became a 'naturalised' citizen - taking on the Japanese surname of 'Yoshikawa' [吉川 - Ji Chuan]. Records suggest that 'Yoshikawa' died in Okinawa during 1940). Whilst in Fuzhou, Miyagi Chojun was introduced to a great number of very important martial arts teachers who were all willing to teach him on the grounds of the high regard and respect that the Chinese community held for the memory of Higaonna Kanryo! During this time, Miyagi Chojun studied and learned a set (套 - Tao) of martial movements collectively termed 'Six Weaving Open Hands' (六机手 - Liu Ji Shou). Later, after returning to Okinawa - Miyagi Chojun further developed this technique and renamed it '转掌' (Zhuan Zhang) - 'Turning Palm' or 'Changing Palm'.
In 1915, shortly after Miyagi Chojun returned to Okinawa, Higaonna Kanryo died of illness, and Miyagi Chojun inherited his martial arts school and became the head teacher in Naha.'
Miyagi Chojun O'Sensei