Subject: Okinawan Masters in May Tour
Date: Sun, Dec 13, 1998, 8:33 PM
I have a final roster of the teachers that will be coming to the USA to teach.
1. Shuguro Nakazato, 10th Dan, Shorin Kan Shorin Ryu
2.Tsutomu Nahahodo, 10th Dan Shohei Ryu (Uechi Ryu)
3. Morio Higaonna, 9th Dan, Goju Ryu
4. Zenpo Shimabukuro, 9th Dan Seibukan Shorin Ryu
5. Tsuyoshi Ueuchi , 7th Dan, Isshin Ryu
6.Buntoku Ifuku , 8th Dan Shorin Kan Shorin Ryu to teach Kobudo
The first seminar will be held in Atlanta on May 8th. Contact Dan Smith for further information.
The second seminar will be held in Boston on May 9th in Boston, (May 10th in New Hampshire and morning session only on May 11 in Conn)hosted by George Mattson. Please contact Mr. Mattson for further information.
We currently have open dates during the week of of May 12th for through Thursday May 14th for seminars. If anyone is interested in being a city sponsor please contact Dan Smith asap. We have several other tenative dates lined up. I am looking for somone in the Los Angeles area.
The seminar will finish in the San Francisco area on May 16th with Jim Mather being the host. For information on this date and time please contact Mr.Mather.
The seminar will be a one day seminar in each city. Each teacher will teach a two segments that you can choose from. We have scheduled the seminars so that you can train with at least five of the teachers during the day. The cost of the seminar is $95 per person in advance and $115 at the time of the seminar.
The purpose of the tour is to promote the Okinawan karate/Kobudo Rengokai's the First World Traditional Okinawa Karate-Do and Kobudo Tournament to be held in Naha Okinawa in August of 1999.
This tour can be an epic event due to the high caliber of teachers coming from each ryu ha. The Okinawan people want to share their art with the world and since most people cannot go to Okinawa they are coming to us. Please help me support this group and show them how much interest there is in the USA for traditional Okinawan Karate.
[This message has been edited by gmattson (edited 12-15-98).]