1. Class of 2010
2. Class of 2010
3. Senior Instructors
Sitting, front from left: Minoru Higa, Vice-President (Kobayashi Shorin-ryu) Hanshi 10th dan Kyudokan; Isamu Arakaki, President (Kobayashi Shorin-ryu) Hanshi 10th dan Kodokan; Kotaro Iha, (Kobudo) Hanshi 10th dan Ryukonkai; Iken Tokashiki, (Goju-ryu Tomarite) Hanshi 10th dan Gohakukai; Zenpo Shimabukuro Vice-President (Shobayashi Shorin-ryu) Hanshi 10th dan Seibukan.
Standing, back from left: Ken Hamagawa, (Rengokai director); Yoshio Kuba, (Goju-ryu) Hanshi 9th dan Kenbukan Kenpokai; Yoshimasa Matsuda, (Kobayashi Shorin-ryu ) Hanshi 10th dan Myobukan; Tetsuo Shimoji, (Kobayashi Shorin-ryu ) Kyoshi 8th dan Shorinkan; Koichi Hirakawa, (Uechi-ryu) Kyoshi 7th dan Uechi-ryu Karate-do Shinkokai; Eiki Kurashita, (Goju-ryu) Hanshi 10th dan Eikikan Kokusai Goju-ryu Kobudo Federation; Kazuo Uezatomi (Goju-ryu Tomarite) Kyoshi 8th dan Gohakukai.
4. Senior Instructors
Left to right: Yoshio Kuba, Goju Ryu 9th Dan Hanshi; Zenpo Shimabukuro, Seibukan 10th Dan Hanshi; Seisho Itokasu, 9th Dan Uechi Ryu, 8th Dan (Technical Director) Matayoshi Kobudo.
5: Entrance to the Murasaki Village Karate Dojo, Yomitan, Okinawa.
6. Tsuyoshi Uechi, 9th Dan Isshin Ryu, training in the precincts of the shrine in Onoyama Koen, Naha, Okinawa.
7. Yoshio Kuba demonstrates his extensive knowledge of the applications of Goju Ryu kata.
8. Zenpo Shimabukuro Sensei.
9. Seisho Itokazu Sensei.
10. Yoshio Kuba Sensei.
11. Minoru Higa 10th Dan Hanshi, Kobayashi Ryu, demonstrating kata applications at the Kyudokan Dojo, Naha, Okinawa.
12. Morio Higaonna Sensei 10th Dan Hanshi, Goju Ryu, teaching the class of 2009 at the Okinawa Budokan.
13. Minoru Higa Sensei at the entrance to his dojo, the Kyudokan.
14. Isamu Arakaki 10th Dan Hanshi, Kobayashi Ryu, President of the Okinawa Karate Do Rengokai.
15. Okinawa Budokan
A view of the side entrance of the Okinawa Budokan that many people never notice.
16. Class of 2011
October 2011 CFA seminar attendees photographed at the lake in Onoyama Park just behind the main Budokan building.
17. Minoru Higa 10th Dan Hanshi, Kobayashi Ryu
During the CFA seminars, every student received individual attention. Here, Minoru Higa Sensei, 10th Dan Hanshi and President of the Okinawa Karate Do Renmei, corrects a young student’s technique.
18. Yoshio Kuba 9th Dan Hanshi, Goju Ryu, an instructor famous for his knowledge of kata applications, demonstrations how…
19…with almost no effort he can subdue an opponent!
20. Monorail Sign
The signs at Onoyama Koen monorail station leave no doubt that this station serves the Okinawa Prefectural Budokan.
21. Class of 2011
October 2011, Friday morning class for CFA seminar students at the Okinawa Budokan downstairs dojo. Instructors include; Isamu Arakaki 10th Dan Hanshi, Minoru Higa 10th Dan Hanshi, Seiyu Itokazu 9th Dan, Tsuyoshi Uechi, 9th Dan, S Yamashiro 9th Dan, Zenpo Shimabukuro 10th Dan Hanshi, Kunio Uehara Dan
22. The Jusco (Aeon) Center at Oroku, a favorite lunch time venue (1 stop from the Budokan) for seminar attendees. In addition to a drugstore, supermarket, department store, and numerous independent boutiques and cafe, this building houses a food court that will satisfy even the hungriest karateka!
23. Uehara Sensei
No longer a young man, Uehara Sensei still moves with extraordinary speed!
24. Class of 2011
The Class of October 2011 arrives at Naha International airport to be greeted by senior instructors of the Okinawa Prefectural Karate Do Rengokai, and staff of Classical Fighting Arts magazine.
2015 Budokan Seminars:
CFA Local Representative: Ms. Miyuki Uehara
CFA Int. Representative (in Japan during seminars) Tel 81 80 3991 5610 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org