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2009 Okinawa World Tournament and Gassuku
Posted by: "USSSKA@aol.com" USSSKA@aol.com
Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:27 pm (PST)
Dear CD Members,
The 2009 Okinawa World Karate/Kobudo Kata Championships will be held on Okinawa August 14-16, 2009.
The Okinawa Dento Karate/Kobudo Shinkokai will be offering training from the below teachers over a two day period.
Living Intangible Cultural Assets
Katsuya Miyahira 10th Dan Shorin Ryu(Kobayashi)
Shuguro Nakazato? 10th Dan Shorin Ryu (Kobayashi)
Koshin Iha? 10th Dan Goju Ryu
Ryuko Tomoyose 10th Dan Shohei Ryu (Uechi Ryu)
Joen Nakazato 10th Shorinji Ryu
Kosei Wakugawa 10th Dan Goju Ryu
Other Senior Teachers:
Morio Higaonna 10th Dan Goju Ryu
Masahiro? Nakamoto 10th Dan Okinawan Kobudo
Kotaro Iha 10th Dan Ryukyu Kobudo
Minoru Higa? 10th Dan? Shorin Ryu (Kobayashi)
Seitoku Matayoshi 10th Dan Goju Ryu
Isamu Arakaki 9th Dan Shorin Ryu (Kobayashi)
Zenpo Shimabukuro 10th Dan Shorin Ryu(Sukunaihayashi)
Meitatsu Yagi 10th Dan Goju Ryu
Takayoshi Nagamine 10th Dan Shorin Ryo (Matsubayashi) Tsugo Sakumoto 9th Dan Ryuei Ryu
Meitetsu Yagi? 10th Dan Goju Ryu
Kiyohide Shinjo? 8th Dan Uechi Ryu
Hiroshi Akamine? 7th Dan Ryukyu Kobudo
The training and tournament will be in the Okinawan Budokan in Naha, Okinawa.
We are currently making travel, housing and training arrangements for those interested in attending. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in attending.
The next issue of Classical Fighting Arts magazine will have more information on the tournament and events.
The purpose of the event is to present Dento (Traditional) Okinawa Karate/Kobudo to the world. Hundreds of participants for the competition and training. If you are interested in attending this event I advise you to begin now making reservations and insuring you participation in this unique opportunity to train with the best of Okinawa.