Karate, Karate Masters Portrait Project, Okinawa, pentax 645Z
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Isao Kise 10th dan Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo

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

On Saturday we also photographed portraits of Fusei Kise’s son Isao Kise. He is now the main teacher at the dojo in Okinawa City. It is always interesting to photograph multiple generations of karateka.

Isao Kise 10th dan Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo
Isao Kise 10th dan Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo with sai
Isao Kise 10th dan Matsumura Orthodox Shorin-Ryu Karate and Kobudo with bo
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.

All images shot with the Pentax 645Z. Black background images used a Profoto B1 monolight with a softlight reflector and the 90mm lens. The shots with the dojo in the background were taken with natural light and with a 55mm lens.

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  1. Zach says

    Great pictures! They’re very expressive. Love the two of them together. I’m proud to be connected to these folks but as a student in the states I don’t get to see them often … nice to see some pictures

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