Martial Arts Career of Hiroshi Akamine
|1954||Born as the fourth son to Eisuke Akamine, the second President of the Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai, at 69 Kakazu, Tomigusuku Village, Okinawa Prefecture.|
|1960||Began his study of Karate under his father Master Eisuke Akamine.|
|1968||Learned Tinbe kata from Shinken Taira Sensei, the first President of Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai.|
|1970||Began his study of Shorin Ryu Karate under Hiroshi Gushiken Sensei.|
|1987||Awarded Shihan (Master) title of Karate by Eisuke Akamine Sensei.|
|1995||Awarded Shihan (Master) title of Karate by Hiroshi Gushiken Sensei.|
|1999||Awarded Shihan (Master) title of Kobudo by Eisuke Akamine Sensei.|
|August 2003||Served as vice chief judge in the World Okinawa Karate and Kobudo Convention and conducted a Kobudo Seminar.|
|August 2009||Conducted a Kobudo Seminar at the Okinawa Traditional Karate-do World Convention.|
|July 2011||Established the Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan Association and assumed the position of President.Assumed the position of President of the Okinawan Shorinryu Mukenkai Association.|
Hiroshi Akamine was born in 1954 in Tomigusuku City, Okinawa Prefecture, as the fourth son to Eisuke Akamine, the second President of Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai.
At the age of 6, he was given instruction in Karate by his father. He began his serious practice of Karate in his junior high school days. While he studied Karate under Shijin (old name for Hiroshi) Gushiken Sensei of Shorinryu Kyudokan, he learned Kobudo from his father. In 1999, upon the passing of his father, he became the third president of Ryukyu Kobudo Hozon Shinko Kai, thus inheriting the organization.
In July 2011, with new determination, he established Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan based on the Shimbukan Dojo established by his father, Eisuke Akamine Sensei. At the same time, he assumed the position of President of Okinawa Shorinryu Mukenkai Association, which was established by Shijin (Hiroshi) Gushiken Sensei. He has a number of dojos in and out of the Prefecture as well as in countries abroad. He continues to instruct on a regular basis.
At present, he holds Hanshi Kyu Dan (9th degree black belt) of the Ryukyu Traditional Martial Arts and Hanshi Kyu Dan (9th degree black belt) of Shorinryu Karate Do.