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2014 International Okinawa Karate & Kobudo Rengokai Symposium

by George Mattson


Higaonna and Shimabukuro….

Come join two of the greatest teachers of Okinawan karate in modern times…

June 6 & 7 in Atlanta, GA at the Windward Marriott Hotel….

Register by April 1, 2014 to ensure your spot in the limited space available…..

The Okinawa Rengokai in cooperation with Seibukan USA, Traditional Okinawa Karate/Kobudo Organization (TOKKO), Classical Fighting Arts Magazine, IOSSKA and IOGKF are bringing the best of Okinawa to the USA. Plan now to attend so you do not miss this historic event. For for more information and register Go to www.seibukanusa.com/symposium


Hanshi Higaonna

Morio Higaonna, 10th Dan Goju Ryu, recently was named a “Intangible Cultural Asset of Okinawa for his contribution to the cultural treasures of Okinawa. He is known worldwide for his strenuous, dynamic training and devastating applications of the karate of Chojun Miyagi. Higaonna has been called the “Okinawan Tiger” and the “Deadliest” man alive but he has the heart of a servant and desire to share his art with anyone that will train.

Zenpo_sensei_Portrai_Side_View.1484ad7Hanshi Shimabukuro

Zenpo Shimabukuro, 10th Dan Shorin Ryu, is the president of the “Rengokai”. He has carried forward Chotoku Kyan’s teachings from his father, Zenryo Shimabukuro, around the world. 
He is known for his lightning fast kicks, punches and jumping that is a trademark of Kyan’s karate. As president of the “Rengokai” he is leading the next wave of sharing Okinawan karate with the world that was started in 1996 with the Atlanta Summer Olympics.

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