宮平 保 （みやひら たもつ）
同大学の武術教授・温 敬銘老師に師事（温老師夫人の劉 玉華老師やご子息の温 力老師にも実技、理論両面の指導を受ける）。
- マンツーマンで 査拳、銬手翻子拳、三合剣、槍術、刀術、太極拳、擒拿、散手等を学ぶ他、老師の指示を受けて他門派の老師からも（八極拳、陳家太極拳など）指導を受ける。また、中国在学中は見識を広めるために、各地の様々な門派の伝統武術家とも広く交流する。
- 1990年に第11回アジア競技会科学大会（1990 BEIJIN ASIAN GAMES SCIENTIFIC CONGRESS）に日本代表の一人として出席（世界24カ国より参加。中国北京で開催）。武漢時代に書いた論文《中国武術和日本武道的淵源》をまとめた《中国武術和日本武道的幾点比較》を発表。論文は現代中国の競技武術に対する伝統武術復興の提唱、、日本武道の現代化、大衆化による現象から捉えた中国武術の未来への提言を含めた内容であった。
- 1991年より、沖縄空手界の重鎮・上原 恒先生（前・沖縄県空手古武道連盟理事長。沖縄剛柔流空手直心館館長、沖縄昭霊武術協会会長）の要請を受けて、研究会にて指導を始める。そこは様々な流派の空手、古武道指導者、高段者が集い、また若手の現役選手たちも参加し、中国伝統武術を通じて古伝空手の可能性を考える実験の場となった。
Tamotsu Miyahira (25.3.1964) is an Okinawan practitioner of Chinese martial arts.
He is the Head Teacher of Tian Xing Jien Chinese Martial Kung-Fu & Tai-chi Japan and has been teaching Chinese martial arts in Okinawa, the birthplace of karate, since 1990.
He has taught Chinese martial arts to teachers of a variety of different martial arts (karate, iai, full contact karate etc) from all over Japan as well as overseas.
Tamotsu Miyahira began learning Shorin-ryu traditional Okinawan karate at the age of 10.
At high school he also started full contact karate and weight training.
After this, he studied martial arts for five years at Wuhan Sports University in Hubei province, China.
Here he studied traditional Chinese martial arts under Wen Jing Ming (a master of Da Qian, Mien Chuan and Kao Shou Fan Zi and a member of the Nanjing Chinese National Martial Arts Club famous for introducing Chinese martial arts at the 1936 Berlin Olympics) and Liu Yu Hua (also from the Nanjing club and famous throughout China for twin broadswords and Cha Chuan).
Whilst in Wuhan he also trained with famous masters like Zhan Ke Jian (a renowned master of Fan Zi, Pi Gua and Ba Ji) and An Tien Rong (famous for North Eastern Ba Ji Chuan and Mi Zong).
Whilst studying in China, Miyahira had many opportunities to practise techniques with masters of many different styles from all over China including Mei Hua, Hsing I, Hei Fu, Wen Zhou Nan Chuan, Ton Bei and Ba Ji.
In 1989, Miyahira graduated from Wuhan Sports University. In that year he also married Song Li, a former member of the Szechuan martial arts team and winner of the National Martial Art sparring division in 1984, 1986 and 1987.
In 1990, Miyahira was chosen to give a speech at the Beijing Asian Games Scientific Congress in front of participants from 24 different countries. His presentation was entitled ‘The deep rooted relationship between Chinese and Japanese martial arts’.
He returned to Okinawa in 1990 and settled in Urasoe.There he opened the Tien Xing Jien Chinese Martial Arts Association and was featured in several local Okinawan newspapers.
In 1990, he performed as a special guest at the Sino-Japanese Goodwill Martial Arts Demonstration.
In 1991, he gave a demonstration at the International Karate Championships hosted by Morio Higaonna’s International Goju-ryu Karate Association.
In the same year, Master Miyahira was asked to teach Chinese martial arts at a research group started by Ko Uehara of the Okinawan Goju-ryu Chokushinkan. This was attended by karate teachers and top class practitioners from a variety of different styles from Okinawa and other parts of Japan.
In 1998, he gave a special demonstration at the International Karate Championships.
At the request of various local councils, Master Miyahira has run over 50 workshops on Tai Chi and Qi Gong and he currently runs over 20 classes at Urasoe and other locations.
In 1999, the first Tien Xing Jien Chinese Martial Art Association Goodwill Trip to China took place and students trained with grand master Lin Mogen (5th Generation Yang style Tai Chi Master), Chen Yi Wei, master of Liu He Chuan and Hsing I Liu He Chuan master Sui Kang Long’s school.
The second Goodwill trip took place in the following year and students trained in Hsing I Liu He Chuan and Liu He Chuan at the Fei Long Jin Wu school. This was featured in local newspapers.
In 2000, Master Miyahira was invited to give a special demonstration of Chinese martial arts by the Japanese Battojutsu Association. He also gave self-defence classes to police officers at Itoman police station.
In 2003, he gave a special demonstration at the World Karate and Kobudo Championships.
Master Miyahira has been featured in the Australian and New Zealand magazine Martial Arts, the French magazine Karate Bushido and the Chinese magazine Zhing Hua Wu Shu (Chinese Martial Arts). This covered his training from his time at Wuhan Sports University until the present.
In 2007, the third Tien Xing Jien Chinese Martial Art Association Goodwill Trip to China took place. About 80 students participated and their visit was featured on Chinese TV news and in newspapers.
In 2008, Tien Xing Jien Chinese Martial Art Association Kumamoto division was established.
In November 2010, Tien Xing Jien Chinese Martial Art Association celebrated its 20th Anniversary with a demonstration for charity in Urasoe.
Grand Master Tamotsu Miyahira