Now that the first three episodes of Sensei: Masters of Okinawan Karate have been published to YouTube I can happily say that the feedback I’m getting has been really positive, and its popularity on YouTube is growing with each video! The first video had 5000 views in its first month, the second video had 62,000 views in its first month, and the third video has had 86,000 views in its first two weeks!
I’m in the final stages of the edit of the fourth video with Sensei Takeshi Tamaki, and hope it will be released on May 22nd.
This endeavour is possible because of sponsorship and support by the international karate community. If you see the value of undertaking this project, please consider become a main series sponsor, series sponsor, or supporter. More details here.
Sponsors and supporters are listed in all subsequent episodes of the series. If you’d like to help, and get in touch before May 21st, I can add you to the credits for Episode 4 before the final file creation and upload.
Thank you again to all those who are helping create these videos it is a real team effort.
Have you ever considered Master Teruyuki Higa, Okinawa Kenpo for your series ?
Hi Skip, I just checked, and is Teruyuki Higa living in New York? At the moment the portrait project and video series is focused on sensei teaching in Okinawa. Maybe one day if budgets change I can travel overseas to photograph and video masters of Okinawan karate.