June 12, 2010, Akamine Sensei at Mukenkan/Shinbukan Dojo, Okinawa.

It’s in the eye of the beholder, but here are some facts: photo of Gushiken Shinji with his special open arms kamae (he developed a special makiwara; maybe one day I’ll tell you about it), poster of Akamine Eisuke in the posture from Sakugawa no Kon (yes, that “Karate” Sakugawa), Akamine Hiroshi assessing practice of others, Onaga in the mirror with his “soft before strong”-whipping tsuki preparation in the mirror, parts of the certificates of the masters including Taira Shinken in the mirror, the Akamine Eisuke memorial photo, Gushiken’s favorite saying about humanity written in Kanji/Kana, the mirror by world famous brand Shureido, the kaibo (police club) and bokken at the shomen table…. how much more Okinawan Karate Kobudo history will you ever get in one photo?

June 12, 2010, Akamine Sensei at Mukenkan / Shinbukan Dojo, Okinawa. I like the multiple levels of this photo, generated by mirrors, lights, decor, and persons. Photo. A. Quast

June 12, 2010, Akamine Sensei at Mukenkan / Shinbukan Dojo, Okinawa. I like the multiple levels of this photo, generated by mirrors, lights, decor, and persons. Photo. A. Quast

Mukenkan

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