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Sensei: Masters of Okinawan Karate #3 Koichi Nakasone

Koichi Nakasone Karate Master 9th-dan Ryukyu Kingdom Sui-di Bujutsu

Episode 3 of the documentary series Sensei: Masters of Okinawan Karate is now on YouTube! After a couple of months working on it, it is a great way to end the Heisei era!

A huge thank you to Koichi Nakasone for giving up his time to be interviewed and demonstrating his techniques. Thank you to James, Becka, Angelina, Yuki, Michael and Gary for help create the video. James literally got a little choked up in the making of this episode 🙂

Please share via social media to get the word out, and also thumbs up, comment and subscribe on YouTube so that it is recommended by the algorithm to more viewers.

Koichi Nakasone Karate Master 9th-dan Ryukyu Kingdom Sui-di BujutsuPhotographed on July 11th, 2017 Nakijin Village, Okinawa

This crowd-funded documentary series would not be possible without the help of the international karate community. Thank you all.

Main Sponsors:
Fusei Kise, Isao Kise and the OSMKKF-USA

Series Sponsors:
Cezar Borkowski – Northern Karate Schools
Marguerite “Peggy” Hess – Jensen Beach Uechi Ryu Karate Do Dojo
Reece Cummings – Cummings Karate Dojo
Michael Quinn – Okinawa Shogen-Ryu Karate-Do Europe
Jerry Figgiani – Shorin Ryu Karate Do International

Series Supporters:
Tim Herlihy, Robin Ross, Joshua Simmers – Okinawa Karate Podcast, Jeff Perkins – Okinawa Budo Kai, Paul Punshon, John J. Strangeway, Gerry Campbell, K V Manoharan – India Uechi Ryu Kenyukai, Phil Butler

We’re making progress with each episode, learning new techniques, using better equipment etc. but I see so many possibilities about how to keep improving. It’s an exciting challenge.

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Travel writer and photographer living in Okinawa, Japan


  1. john and judith willson says

    That was fascinating. Well done.


  2. Sirius T. Bontea says

    This is my favourite episode so far in this outstanding series! I look forward to seeing more. Thank you so much for you huge contribution to the preservation of traditional Okinawan karate and martial arts culture.

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