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Berlin May 2015 Seminar

Published on May 30, 2015
Berlin May 2015 Seminar

We had a great Ryukyu Kobudo Shinbukan seminar with our Kaicho Hiroshi Akamine Sensei from Okinawa assisted by Shihan Dell Hamby from Basel/Switzerland in Berlin/Germany on May 14~17, 2015. About ...

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Visit by Spanish branch dojo members.

Published on January 21, 2015
Visit by Spanish branch dojo members.

Trip to Okinawa 2014 Spanish Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan members have recently moved to Okinawa in order to train in the Shimbukan Dojo, located in Tomigusuku. This trip began November 26th ...

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Visit by Saudi Arabia branch dojo members.

Published on January 21, 2015
Visit by Saudi Arabia branch dojo members.

  It’s the end of the year. A time to review and reflect, so I was going through the highlights of the year in my head and the last event ...

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Fall 2014 Shimbukan Gasshuku Oct 6th to 11th – Vancouver, Canada

Published on December 12, 2014
Fall 2014 Shimbukan Gasshuku Oct 6th to 11th – Vancouver, Canada

The mild fall weather of Canada’s West Coast was the perfect back drop for the fall Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan Gasshuku held in Vancouver, British Columbia. Not only was this the ...

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Elena & Arndt Hamburg / Germany

Published on August 11, 2014
Elena & Arndt Hamburg / Germany

Having practice Karate for quite a while and a couple of years Kobudo , it was time to make a dream come true and visit the birthplace of Karate and ...

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Weymouth Seminar 2014

Published on August 1, 2014
Weymouth Seminar 2014

  A beautiful sunny weekend was had by all. Located in a prime marina front in Weymouth is located Peter Thompsons dojo. Fresh sea air  and with an open view, ...

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Research and training trip, April 2014

Published on June 23, 2014
Research and training trip, April 2014

April 2014. Precious Okinawa. I’m on my way to Shimbukan Honbu Dojo, anticipating meeting Soke Akamine Hiroshi, colleagues and dear friends. This time I didn’t have a lot of time ...

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Skip Taylor visit

Published on May 22, 2014
Skip Taylor visit

This spring, after too long an absence, I was able to visit Okinawa and Hombu dojo from March 26th to April 2nd. I know Akamine Kaicho is very busy and ...

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End of 2013 for the Hombu Dojo

Published on January 6, 2014
End of 2013 for the Hombu Dojo

Update from the Hombu Dojo The Hombu Dojo is holding the first practice this evening, 6th January 2014.   New Year is the only time of year when the dojo does close, ...

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Mike Clarke Visit

Published on December 18, 2013

My recent visit to Okinawa allowed me to renew old friendships and begin new ones, and, once again practice under the guidance of Akamine sensei; for the past six years ...

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