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Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand
Matsubayashi Ryu
Karate - Kobudo

Shihan Kevin Plaisted and Sensei Tim Herlihy travelled to Okinawa in November 2006. The primary focus of this visit was on advanced Matsubayashi Ryu kata and kobudo, to strengthen and consolidate technique,  with specific areas fine tuned and clarified.



2006 - TAIRA DOJO VISIT
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"...Just as important was the opportunity to catch up with our friends of Kodokan Taira dojo..."
Shihan Kevin Plaisted and Sensei Tim Herlihy travelled to Okinawa in November 2006. The primary focus of this visit was on advanced Matsubayashi Ryu kata and kobudo, to strengthen and consolidate technique,  with specific areas fine tuned and clarified.

Just as important was the opportunity to catch up with our friends of Kodokan Taira dojo.
This visit to Urasoe city was the 10th for Shihan Kevin who always enjoys visiting beautiful Okinawa and receiving the valuable expert tuition from both Kancho Taira 9th dan and Shihandai Higa 8th dan.
Forging long and lasting relationships within Kodokan Taira dojo and Matsubayashi Ryu Okinawa is paramount with Shihan Kevin and Sensei Tim who are dedicated and committed to preserving Matsubayashi Ryu in New Zealand.
Sensei Tim received, from Kancho Taira, a scroll of the "Kempo Hakku"  (Eight Laws of the fist) with English translations.


Taira dojo entrance
2006 - Taira Dojo Visit
seiza
The entrance to Taira dojo,
Urasoe city, Okinawa
seiza
seiza, formal start before training at Taira dojo
seiza, formal start before training at Taira dojo
06 sai
06 sai
Shihan Plaisted and Shihandai Higa work on sai kata
Shihan Plaisted and Shihandai Higa work on sai kata
kempo hakku
Just as important was the opportunity to catch up with our friends of Kodokan Taira dojo.
This visit to Urasoe city was the 10th for Shihan Kevin who always enjoys visiting beautiful Okinawa and receiving the valuable expert tuition from both Kancho Taira 9th dan and Shihandai Higa 8th dan.
Forging long and lasting relationships within Kodokan Taira dojo and Matsubayashi Ryu Okinawa is paramount with Shihan Kevin and Sensei Tim who are dedicated and committed to preserving Matsubayashi Ryu in New Zealand.
Sensei Tim received, from Kancho Taira, a scroll of the "Kempo Hakku"  (Eight Laws of the fist) with English translations.


Sensei Tim receiving the Kempo Hakku scroll from Kancho Taira
The very important eight poems of the martial arts
The very important eight poems of the martial arts.
 Jinshin wa tenchi ni onaji
 The mind is one with heaven and earth
 
 Ketsumyaku wa nichigetsu ni nitari
 The circulatory rhythm of the body is similar to the cycle of the sun and the moon
 
 Ho wa goju wo tondo su
 The way of inhaling and exhaling is both hardness and softness
 
 Mi wa toki ni shitagai hen ni ozu
 Act in accordance with time and change
 
 Te wa ku ni ai sunawachi hairu

 Techniques will occur in the absence of conscious thought
 
 Shintai wa hakarite riho su

 The feet must advance and retreat, separate and meet
 
 Me wa shiho wo miru wo yosu

 The eyes do not miss even the slightest change
 
 Mimi wa yoku happo wo kiku

 The ears listen well in all directions
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kempo hakku
Sensei Tim receiving the Kempo Hakku scroll from Kancho Taira
The very important eight poems of the martial arts
The Kempo Hakku.

The very important eight poems of the martial arts.
 Jinshin wa tenchi ni onaji
 The mind is one with heaven and earth
 
 Ketsumyaku wa nichigetsu ni nitari
 The circulatory rhythm of the body is similar to the cycle of the sun and the moon
 
 Ho wa goju wo tondo su
 The way of inhaling and exhaling is both hardness and softness
 
 Mi wa toki ni shitagai hen ni ozu
 Act in accordance with time and change
 
 Te wa ku ni ai sunawachi hairu

 Techniques will occur in the absence of conscious thought
 
 Shintai wa hakarite riho su

 The feet must advance and retreat, separate and meet
 
 Me wa shiho wo miru wo yosu

 The eyes do not miss even the slightest change
 
 Mimi wa yoku happo wo kiku

 The ears listen well in all directions