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  1. Akamine Sensei Seminar Minnesota Oct 7-11, 2013

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    This is your invitation to participate in a world class martial arts event. Akamine Hiroshi Sensei has agreed to come to Minnesota for a series of...
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    Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan

    For those in the general location of Minnesota who have an interest in Kobudo from the Taira - Akamine lineage, I am a direct student of Akamine Hiroshi Sensei and a Shihan in his organiztion. I am...
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    Thanks Todd.

    Thanks Todd.
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    Kanji for Wansu?

    Could someone please post the correct Kanji for Wansu? Thanks in advance. Someone walked off with my copy of Nagamine Sensei's book so I have lost a reference.
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    Mankato tournament

    We will be hosting an open tournament with the following events: open hand forms, kobudo forms, team forms, point sparing, and breaking. The forms competition will follow AAU and WUKO rules in that...
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    Traditional Tournament

    We will be hosting an open tournament with the following events: open hand forms, kobudo forms, team forms, point sparing, and breaking. The forms competition will follow AAU and WUKO rules in that...
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    Many thanks for all the support

    I am honored by all the support we received from our international and local visitors. We were happy to host Akamine Kaicho, Yoshimoto Sensei, Paul Vermiglio Sensei, Penny van Heerden Sensei, Chris...
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    Updates

    All,

    I am happy to update that Yoshimoto Shihan, Penny van Heerden Shihan, Effi Scheleyen Shidoin, Natsuno Daisuke Shidoin, Kirii Kimihito Shidoin, A.S. Krishnamurthy Shidoin, and many others have...
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    Paul Vermiglio Sensei has confirmed he will also...

    Paul Vermiglio Sensei has confirmed he will also be attending.

    Paul is a 5th Dan and Shihan in Kobudo as well as Karate.

    Penny van Heerden is also a possible participant. She too has a 5th Dan...
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    Akamine Kaicho Visit to Minnesota

    All,

    I have invited Akamine Hiroshi Kaicho to Minnesota for a visit and seminar. He will arrive on September 25, 2010. We will attend a Vikings Lions game on the 26th. We will also have a...
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    Thanks for all the well wishers

    So far things are going well. I am working with the Manakto Martial Arts school on Madison Avenue and will become a minority owner of the business side of it. The students there are mostly TKD, but...
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    School Established

    I have worked out an arrangement with Mankato Martial Arts at the bottom of Madison Avenue in Mankato Minnesota. I am teaching Shorinryu, as learned from Akamine Sensei, and Ryukyu Kobudo as learned...
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    This year there will be consecutive series of...

    This year there will be consecutive series of eliminations. Two people face off, do their kata. Then the judges raise a red or white flag to indicate who they though was better.

    Not sure this is...
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    Heading Home

    All,

    After 17 years in Japan it is time to get back home and connect with family. I will be moving back to Mankato Minnesota on the 28th. I hope to be teaching Shorinryu Karate and Ryukyu Kobudo...
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    Sounds like lots of good fun

    I am looking forward to meeting everyone who shows up.

    Akamine Sensei is one of the teachers who has been asked to run a seminar during the seminar days. I hope as many as possible have the...
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    World Tournament 2009 Okinawa

    The Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai team is shaping up. We received confirmation from India, South Africa, the Philippines, and Saudia Arabia that they will be bringing large groups. Others are...
  17. Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai Odessa Seminar

    Following the event posted by Andi, Kuniyoshi Sensei will travel on to Odessa where he will be training for three days. Paul Vermiglio will be assisting with the training. There will also be a...
  18. Have fun in the bunker again gents. It was a...

    Have fun in the bunker again gents. It was a blast last year. I am sorry I will not br able to join this year. Mikako and I are preparing to leave Okinawa and the transition has us focused on...
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    Excellent work Andi. Any plans to travel to...

    Excellent work Andi.

    Any plans to travel to Okinawa this year?
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    Renmei

    Tom,

    There are a number of Renmei in Okinawa. There is no direct mapping between Ryu-ha and Renmei. Each Renmei will have members from different Ryu-ha.

    Our Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai...
  21. Thread: Bo

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    Bo

    All of the teachers that have come from the Taira - Akamine line have stressed that learning the technique through the basics is the most important step.

    I am working on Choun no Kun and Shirotaru...
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    Never Heard of It

    I train at the Hombu in Okinawa for Akamine Sensei's lineage. My teacher is Akamine Hiroshi Sensei, son and successor to Akamine Esuke Sensei as the 3rd President of the Association. I believe that...
  23. Give me a shout if you like. If you would like...

    Give me a shout if you like. If you would like to vist our hombu let me know.

    Do you have any contact with Derek English by any chance?
  24. I paged through it at Shureido. Seems well...

    I paged through it at Shureido. Seems well organized and would be a nice addition to a library. I visited Nakamoto Sensei about 18 months back. He lives up the road from me. Seems like a nice...
  25. Death in 97

    I heard it was a South African. He took a nasty blow to the head and went down. He came to and was offered medical attention, which he declined. He went to bed and didn't wake up the next day. ...
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