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    Who are the "best" or "most well known" Okinawans teaching "traditional" Okinawan karate-do in the United States?

    Best, well known and traditional are up for your own personal definitions. I just wondered who is around.

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    Here are a few that I know of all are Shorin Ryu:
    Seikichi Iha, 10th Dan / Hanshi - Michigan
    Tadashi Yamashita, 9th dan / Hanshi - California
    Eihachi Ota, 9th dan / Hanshi - California

    I am sure there are more but these are a few I could think of.
    Yours in Karate-Do,
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    Tomohiro Arashiro - Ryuei-Ryu Karate
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFMAC View Post
    Here are a few that I know of all are Shorin Ryu:
    Tadashi Yamashita, 9th dan / Hanshi - California

    I am sure there are more but these are a few I could think of.
    Yamashita Sensei is NOT Okinawan. He was born in Japan. His parent s are Japanese. After his dad died , they moved to Okinawa and stayed there.
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    Default other kinawans

    Here are a few more that come to mind,
    Oyata Seiyu formerly of Okinawan Kempo, now teaching his family art

    Higa Teriyuki Ryu Kyu Kempo

    Gushi Shinyu Uechi Ryu

    Ota Sensei, Matsubayashi Ryu


    There are more, and many of them are associated with Dragon Publications in one shape or form

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    Teruo Chinen - Goju ryu

    I believe should be on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Loeffler View Post
    Yamashita Sensei is NOT Okinawan. He was born in Japan. His parent s are Japanese. After his dad died , they moved to Okinawa and stayed there.
    Thats right I forgot about that. Thanks!!
    Quote Originally Posted by stormrider View Post
    Here are a few more that come to mind,
    Oyata Seiyu formerly of Okinawan Kempo, now teaching his family art

    Higa Teriyuki Ryu Kyu Kempo

    Gushi Shinyu Uechi Ryu

    Ota Sensei, Matsubayashi Ryu


    There are more, and many of them are associated with Dragon Publications in one shape or form
    How did I completely forget about Oyata Sensei.
    Yours in Karate-Do,
    Brandon Fisher
    Okinawa Karate of Twinsburg
    Twinsburg, OH

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    Kentsu Yabu taught in Hawaii didn't he?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Keegan View Post
    Kentsu Yabu taught in Hawaii didn't he?
    He did but that was only for about a year about 80 years ago. He was mostly doing demo's and whatnot around Kawaii and Oahu. There is a guy in Oahu named Gil Wantanabe that still teaches the Yabu forms.

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