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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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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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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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A German Visit

Published on December 18, 2013
A German Visit

by Andreas Plöger Lübeck, Germany I first met Akamine Kaicho on a seminar in Erlangen, Germany this May and was deeply impressed by his profound knowledge, exact techniques as well ...

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Visitors from Canada

Published on November 6, 2013
Visitors from Canada

A Trip to the Mecca of Martial Arts by Louis Belleville Leaving Vancouver International Airport late that night, I was filled with anticipation not only at the prospect of a ...

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A Swedish Visit

Published on August 13, 2013
A Swedish Visit

At home in Sweden sensei Hermansson often tells us about Okinawa and some of the world's top masters. Now it's time to finally go there. It was with great anticipation ...

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Itzik and Marina’s Honeymoon

Published on July 29, 2013
Itzik and Marina’s Honeymoon

A special visit on March 2012 at Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan – Hombu Dojo \Okinawa. There was one clear answer where my dear wife, Marina, and I are going to have ...

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