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Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand
Matsubayashi Ryu
Karate - Kobudo

Okinawa Shorin-ryu
New Zealand
Matsubayashi-ryu karate & kobudo
2005 - SHOSHIN NAGAMINE TOMB VISIT
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On a warm August morning in Okinawa, New Zealand Matsubayashi representatives led by Shihan Kevin Plaisted visited the tomb of Osensei Shoshin Nagamine to lay flowers and pay their respects to the founder and Grand Master of Matsubayashi Ryu karatedo.
Kancho Yoshitaka Taira and Shihandai Nobuhide Higa of kodokan Taira dojo escorted the kiwi group to the tomb. The group were honoured to have the opportunity to demonstrate Osensei Nagamine
's historically significant kata Fukyugata ichi in the area at the front of his tomb.
This was an unforgettable experience for the New Zealanders which reinforced their continued commitment to preserving the history, tradition and essence of Matsubayashi Ryu down under.

Osensei Nagamine, who was born  in Tomari village, developed the kata Fukyugata ichi in 1941 at the request of the Okinawa Karatedo Association and hence this kata holds a special place in the tradition of Matsubayashi Ryu.
Formal photogragh of Osensei Shoshin Nagamine
"This was an unforgettable experience for the New Zealanders..."
2005 - Shoshin Nagamine Tomb Visit
On a warm August morning in Okinawa, New Zealand Matsubayashi representatives led by Shihan Kevin Plaisted visited the tomb of Osensei Shoshin Nagamine to lay flowers and pay their respects to the founder and Grand
Formal photogragh of Osensei Shoshin Nagamine
Osensei  Nagamine
1907-97
At the tomb of Osensei Nagamine
Demonstrating Fukyugata ichi, at Osensei's tomb from left:
Tim Herlihy, Paul Williams, Shihan Kevin Plaisted and Megan Arden.
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Osensei  Nagamine
1907-1997
Master of Matsubayashi Ryu karatedo.
Kancho Yoshitaka Taira and Shihandai Nobuhide Higa of kodokan Taira dojo escorted the kiwi group to the tomb. The group were honoured to have the opportunity to demonstrate Osensei Nagamine
's historically significant kata Fukyugata ichi in the area at the front of his tomb.
This was an unforgettable experience for the New Zealanders which reinforced their continued commitment to preserving the history, tradition and essence of Matsubayashi Ryu down under.

Osensei Nagamine, who was born  in Tomari village, developed the kata Fukyugata ichi in 1941 at the request of the Okinawa Karatedo Association and hence this kata holds a special place in the tradition of Matsubayashi Ryu.
At the tomb of Osensei Nagamine
Demonstrating Fukyugata ichi, at Osensei's tomb from left:
Tim Herlihy, Paul Williams, Shihan Kevin Plaisted and Megan Arden.