Tsutomu Nakahodo Sensei,
Uechi Ryu, 10th Dan Hanshi.
One of the most senior living karate masters, Nakahodo Sensei remains extremely strong and active despite being born in 1933. Despite his seniority, Nakahodo Sensei maintains a very muscular technique and beautiful crisp and powerful technique. He is a patient and very attentive teacher.
Morio Higaonna Sensei,
Goju Ryu, 10th Dan Hanshi.
This legendary karate instructor has taught at almost every one of our events since we started in 2009, and is always a great favorite with our members. He has the ability to motivate members to the point where they achieve more than they ever imagined they could.
Minoru Higa Kobayashi Ryu.
The nephew of the legendary karateka Yuchoku Higa, an outstanding student of Choshin Chibana, Higa Sensei is the President of the Okinawa Prefectural Karate/Kobudo Renmei, and a retired insurance company executive. He is known for the physically demanding nature of his training, and his dynamic close fighting skills
(Shorin Ryu Seibukan) The President of the Okinawa Prefecture Karate Do Rengokai and successor to the Seibukan form of Shorin Ryu karate developed by his father from the teachings of his instructor, the legendary Chotoku Kyan (Chan Mi Gwa). Shimabukuro Sensei has strongly influenced Okinawan karate during his tenure, for example by helping to establish Karate Day as a public holiday.
Tsuyoshi Uechi’s technique is powerful, precise, and clearly the result of many years of arduous training. He is a kind and humble man who is meticulous in his teaching, and incredibly patient with the students fortunate enough to train with him. His hands are huge due to makiwara training, and his front kick something that is marveled at.
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