Karate Masters Portrait Project, Okinawa, Pentax 645D, Photography
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Karate Masters Portrait Project – Narihiro Shinjo

Narihiro Shinjo - Uechi Ryu Karate, Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan.

Narihiro Shinjo – Uechi Ryu Karate, Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan.

Narihiro Shinjo, Uechi Ryu karate master, and younger brother of Kiyohide Shinjo. He has won the kata section of karate championships so many times, James and I are having trouble working out the exact number. Just like his brother he is fast, conditioned beyond belief, and very very strong. He is also a lovely man, and has great control, which is a relief when a foot that could probably pass through concrete flies towards your camera.

Narihiro Shinjo - Uechi Ryu Karate, Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan.

Narihiro Shinjo – Uechi Ryu Karate, Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan.

Narihiro Shinjo - Uechi Ryu Karate, Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan.

Narihiro Shinjo – Uechi Ryu Karate, Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan.

Narihiro Shinjo - Uechi Ryu Karate, Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan.

Narihiro Shinjo – Uechi Ryu Karate, Yomitan, Okinawa, Japan.

2 Comments

  1. Your pictures are incredible!! I have been fortunate to train in both Shinjo Kiyohide Sensei and Shinjo Narihiro Sensei’s dojos. Is there any possibility that I might be able to purchase two copies of each and two copies of the set of Masters stamps? One set is for one of my sons, who is Yondan in Uechi-ryu.
    Syd Schulman

    • Hi Syd, I’ve emailed you about getting your prints and stamps. Let me know if it’s lost in your junk folder and I’ll resend.

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