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Yonamine Kousuke, 10th-dan Okinawa Karatedo Association Shohei Ryu, Ryukyu Kobudo Kenryoryu

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Yonamine Kousuke, 10th-dan Okinawa Karatedo Association Shohei Ryu, Ryukyu Kobudo Kenryoryu

Last Friday we photographed Yonamine Kousuke at his dojo in Sashiki Town, Okinawa. Lovely man.

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Yonamine Kousuke, 10th-dan Okinawa Karatedo Association Shohei Ryu, Ryukyu Kobudo Kenryoryu

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Yonamine Kousuke, 10th-dan Okinawa Karatedo Association Shohei Ryu, Ryukyu Kobudo Kenryoryu

Yonamine san has developed techniques and even a kata that use a walking stick as a weapon. Once he demonstrated how easily it could be used to hook a limb or bludgeon an opponent, it was clear it would be very effective.

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Yonamine Kousuke, 10th-dan Okinawa Karatedo Association Shohei Ryu, Ryukyu Kobudo Kenryoryu

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