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Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand
Matsubayashi Ryu
Karate - Kobudo

2005 -  KANCHO YOSHITAKA TAIRA NEW ZEALAND VISIT
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It was with immense pleasure that Matsubayashi Ryu New Zealand hosted Kancho Yoshitaka Taira and his lovely wife ,in February 2005, to experience the beauty of our country and repay some of the past Okinawan hospitality.

As Vice chairman of the World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-do Association
(WMKA) and a respected member of the Okinawa Karate Federation, Taira san embodies the spirit and essence that is Okinawan budo.
Having Kancho Taira conduct training sessions along with Shihan Kevin Plaisted was an invaluable experience for club members. Under the guidance of a Matsubayashi Ryu 9th dan they were able to strengthen and reinforce technique.
Taira san's rokushaku bo seminars were extremely popular, especially among invited karateka not familiar with Okinawan kobudo.


A special thanks to sensei Hiroshi Fujimoto of Goju kai who kindly translated for us and sensei Darrell Franklin and team who travelled from Australia to attend the seminars.


Programme - Kancho Yoshitaka  Taira  Board  of Directors  WMKA  New Zealand seminar 2005
"...Taira san's rokushaku bo seminars were extremely popular..."
2005 -  Kancho Yoshitaka Taira
New Zealand Visit
It was with immense pleasure that Matsubayashi Ryu New Zealand hosted Kancho Yoshitaka Taira and his lovely wife ,in February 2005, to experience the beauty of our country and repay some of the past Okinawan hospitality.


Programme - Kancho Yoshitaka  Taira  Board  of Directors  WMKA  New Zealand seminar 2005
Bo workshop
Bo workshop at Stanmore Bay NZ
seminar
As Vice chairman of the World Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-do Association
(WMKA) and a respected member of the Okinawa Karate Federation, Taira san embodies the spirit and essence that is Okinawan budo.
Having Kancho Taira conduct training sessions along with Shihan Kevin Plaisted was an invaluable experience for club members. Under the guidance of a Matsubayashi Ryu 9th dan they were able to strengthen and reinforce technique.
Taira san's rokushaku bo seminars were extremely popular, especially among invited karateka not familiar with Okinawan kobudo.


A special thanks to sensei Hiroshi Fujimoto of Goju kai who kindly translated for us and sensei Darrell Franklin and team who travelled from Australia to attend the seminars.


Kata and kobudo seminar participants
travel party
Visit to the Waitomo Glow worm Caves NZ
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Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand Copyright 2006
Bo workshop
Bo workshop at Stanmore Bay NZ
seminar
Kata and kobudo seminar participants
travel party
Visit to the Waitomo Glow worm Caves NZ