Category Archives: Photos

November 11, 2010, during the gradings at Nagamine Kodokan Honbu in Naha Kumoji, Okinawa.

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Self portrait, November 3, 2010, Naha Kumoji, Okinawa

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June 12, 2010, Okinawa, Mukenkai: train with sophisticated men and keep good humoured

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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June 12, 2010, Shinbukan in Tomigusuku

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March 04, 2011, Migi Ren-tachi during daily practice with Hamamoto Hisao Sensei

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Studying sword fittings at Hamamoto Sensei’s home, February 24, 2011

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Studying sword fittings at Hamamoto Sensei’s home, February 24, 2011

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Cutting Day (battokai) February 25, 2012

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