On August 20th 2019, I had the pleasure to meet, photograph and interview Sensei Arcenio J. Advincula a master of Isshinryu karate. He was a fascinating person to interview because of his role in bringing this style of Okinawa karate to North America, and also developing martial arts in the United States Marine Corps.
It will be a few weeks until the interview is posted to You Tube, but here are a selection of portraits documenting another thread in the fabric of Okinawan karate.
Thank you to Advincula sensei and his students for traveling up to Motobu. It was a pleasure to have you in my studio.
Hi sensei Advincula. Been long time. Have tried to stop by a few times in past few years. Couldn’t find your house. Still at old address ? ( one I did driveway for u in east ObCide ? Would love to visit. Think of you often especially when I look at your salty black belts you presented me on making shodon. Quite the honor. Hoping to connect. Actually just friended you on FB. Not sure if you are active on FB.