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Yasuhiro Uema, 9th dan Shorin-ryu Karate

Yasuhiro Uema, 9th dan Shorin-ryu Karate. The 78th sensei to be photographed for the Karate Masters Portrait Project. Shot before his dojo’s seminar at the Karate Kaikan in Okinawa on July 27th 2018.

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Thanks to Kenny Ueda of Ageshio Japan who organized the seminar and help set up the portrait session with Uema sensei.

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Born in 1945, Uema sensei is another example of karate keeping Okinawans flexible and strong even as they age.

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