All posts tagged: Shorin-ryu
Masahiro Teruya 8th-dan Shorin-ryu Karate
Masahiro Teruya 8th-dan Shorin-ryu Karate, #79 Karate Masters Portrait Project Photographed at the Karate Kaikan, Okinawa, July 27th 2018 Thanks to Kenny Ueda of Ageshio Japan for helping to set up the shoot.
Yasuhiro Uema, 9th dan Shorin-ryu Karate
Yasuhiro Uema, 9th dan Shorin-ryu Karate. The 78th sensei to be photographed for the Karate Masters Portrait Project. Shot before his dojo’s seminar at the Karate Kaikan in Okinawa on July 27th 2018. Thanks to Kenny Ueda of Ageshio Japan who organized the seminar and help set up the portrait session with Uema sensei. Born in 1945, Uema sensei is another example of karate keeping Okinawans flexible and strong even as they age.
Keishun Kakinohana, 9th dan Okinawa Karate-do Shorin Ryu Shorinkai
Finally finished a couple of big assignments for clients, this means I can get back to shooting the Karate Masters Portrait Project. Yesterday James and I were invited to the dojo of Keishun Kakinohana in Okinawa City.
Yoshitaka Taira, 10th dan World Matsubayashi-ryu (Shorin-ryu)
Yoshitaka Taira, 10th dan World Matsubayashi-ryu (Shorin-ryu) was the first sensei I photographed for the Karate Masters Portrait Project. At that time, we only took a simple head shot and a single pose of them in their favorite stance. More recently we try to get a much wider variety of images, so when I saw Taira sensei at the seminar last week, I asked if could get a few additional shots of the project.
Morinobu Maeshiro, 9th dan Shorin-ryu Karate
Morinobu Maeshiro, 9th dan Shorin-ryu Karate of Shido Kan Musei Juku Dojo. Photographed at Naha Budokan Sept 1st 2014
Koyu Higa, 4th dan Shorin-ryu Kyudokan
Koyu Higa, son of Minoru Higa, is 4th dan Shorin-ryu karate. An Okinawan karate master of the next generation.
Eishou Nakazato, Hanshi 10th Dan Shorin-ryu Karate
Choko Kyuna, Hanshi 10th Dan Okinawa Shorin-ryu
Seibukan Karate 10th Dan Zenpo Shimabukuro
Shorin-ryu Seibukan Karate 10th Dan Zenpo Shimabukuro, the latest subject of the Karate Masters Portrait Project. Shimabukuro sensei was kind enough to take an hour out of his evening for the shoot, and told us how pleased he was that James and I are undertaking the project. This is always good to hear as the sensei we have photographed can help us connect with the other masters on Okinawa.