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Fusei Kise 10th Dan Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo

Fusei Kise 10th dan Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo

Yesterday we visited the dojo of Fusei Kise and his son Isao Kise in Okinawa City. 10th dan in Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate, Fusei Kise studied under  Hohan Soken.

Located in Okinawa City not far from the Goya Intersection, Fusei Kise has taught several generations of American service members who have taken their knowledge back to the States.

Fusei Kise 10th dan Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo. Holding a picture of his teacher sensei Hohan Sōken.
Fusei Kise 10th dan Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo
Fusei Kise 10th dan Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo ( 83 years old.) Standing with his son Isao Kise 10th dan Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo ( 61 years old.) Photographed at his dojo in Okinawa City on April 13th 2019.

Fusei Kise will be 84 years old next month, so although he still trains the majority of teaching is done by his son Isao Kise who has also reached the rank of 10th dan in Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo.

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  1. Allen Peace says

    I trained under both Fusei and Isao Kise back in the early 90’s. Isao invited me to train with the Japanese class because I spoke the language. The training was hard and the times were good. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed. I loved my Okinawan experience.

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