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Highlights of 2019

In 2019, photography and video has been completely dominated by Okinawan martial arts.

The crowd-funded YouTube video series is proving to be popular, and we’ve released the first six of twelve interviews with Okinawan masters, and three bonus episodes with international masters.

On occassions I’ve been able to photograph some of Okinawa’s less combative side, with smiles and flowers.

The real highlight of the year has been watching this little one grow. Now nearly 2, she’s has adopted all the traits of our chocolate labrador (a bundle of crazed energy who loves to play in the dirt, scavenge for snacks, and then curl up in front of the TV).

A huge thank you to all those who’ve helped this year. Thank you to the students who’ve taken my workshops, clients who’ve hired me for projects, the international karate community for supporting and sponsoring the video series, and to my family both in Okinawa and around the world during this challenging year.

Looking forward to 2020, should be an exciting year.

All the best from Okinawa,

Chris

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