Photo of Miyahira Sensei, a carpenter certified to restore listed buildings like castle etc. performing Naihanchi, June 12, 2010, Shinbukan Dojo, Tomigusuku.

On Okinawa, various masters and groups train in Naihanchi. Just like with every tsuki on the island, everyone has a different approach as regards how to generate power etc., how to practice it exactly, and why.

Oh, and BTW, did you notice? He does something I did when begginig my budo career. I adopted it from one of my Jiu-jitsu instructors: cut.all.advertising.off.

Nothing on the belt, nothing on the dogi. Bam! It’s great I found this one person on Okinawa, and anywhere it seems, who does so too.

Photo of Miyahira Sensei, a carpenter certified to restore listed buildings like castle etc. performing Naihanchi, June 12, 2010, Shinbukan Dojo, Tomigusuku. Photo: A. Quast.

Photo of Miyahira Sensei, a carpenter certified to restore listed buildings like castle etc. performing Naihanchi, June 12, 2010, Shinbukan Dojo, Tomigusuku. Photo: A. Quast.

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