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Gojuryu 8th dan Masaji Taira.

Gojuryu Karate 8th dan Masaji Taira.

Gojuryu Karate 8th dan Masaji Taira.

Another set of images for the Karate Masters Portrait Project.  Masaji Taira is 8th dan in Gojoryu karate . You can read more about him on Wikipedia.

Gojuryu Karate 8th dan Masaji Taira.

Gojuryu Karate 8th dan Masaji Taira.

Here you can see the result of years of conditioning the knuckles by striking hard objects with bare fists.

Gojuryu Karate 8th dan Masaji Taira.

Gojuryu Karate 8th dan Masaji Taira.

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  1. Love those knuckles mate. Love karate at is is always the nice old Ogisan that turns out to be the guy who could effortlessly rip your head off if he needed to a la Mr Miyagi in the Karate Kid. Love the dignity and power in these shots. Damon

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