Japan, Karate Masters Portrait Project, Okinawa, Pentax 645D, Photography
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Kiyoshi Yogi – Uechiryu Karate & Ryukyu Kobudou

Kiyoshi Yogi - Uechiryu Karate & Ryukyu Kobudou

Kiyoshi Yogi – Uechiryu Karate & Ryukyu Kobudou

Kiyoshi Yogi is a master of Uechiryu Karate & Ryukyu Kobudou. He was the sai world champion, the bou world champion, and the first Okinawa traditional karatedo world champion.

Kiyoshi Yogi - Uechiryu Karate & Ryukyu Kobudou

Kiyoshi Yogi – Uechiryu Karate & Ryukyu Kobudou

Yogi sensei was the 17th master to be photographed as part of the Karate Masters Portrait Project. We stared on March 11th 2012 so we’ve being underway for a year. Over the past 12 months it has become clear just how important the project is. There has been praise and encouragement from all over the world, although the best feedback is usually the beaming smiles from the masters as we hand over the prints for their dojos.

Kiyoshi Yogi - Uechiryu Karate & Ryukyu Kobudou

Kiyoshi Yogi – Uechiryu Karate & Ryukyu Kobudou

Hopefully over the next year we’ll photograph even more of these Okinawan icons. I’ll continue to take the portraits, James will continue to organize the shoots, and the karate masters will continue to share their knowledge with the world.

Kiyoshi Yogi - Uechiryu Karate & Ryukyu Kobudou

Kiyoshi Yogi – Uechiryu Karate & Ryukyu Kobudou

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