Okinawa Shorin-ryu
New Zealand
Matsubayashi-ryu karate & kobudo
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Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand
Matsubayashi Ryu
Karate - Kobudo

2007 - OKINAWA VISIT
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Shihan Kevin Plaisted,accompanied by his lovely wife Ruth, daughter Isabelle and dojo member Tim Scott travelled to Okinawa in October 2007. Celebrating his eleventh visit to the island of karate, Shihan Kevin had the immense pleasure of introducing his family to the many sights, wonders and hospitality unique to the Ryukyu's.

"Training at Urasoe dojo under the guidance of Kancho Taira 9th dan, Shihandai Higa 8th dan and other senior members of the dojo is always a rewarding experience" says Kevin.
"Celebrating his eleventh visit to the island of karate..."
2007 - Okinawa Visit
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Shihan Kevin Plaisted,accompanied by his lovely wife Ruth, daughter Isabelle and dojo member Tim Scott travelled to Okinawa in October 2007. Celebrating his eleventh visit to the island of karate, Shihan Kevin had the immense pleasure of introducing his family to the many sights, wonders and hospitality unique to the Ryukyu's.

"Training at Urasoe dojo under the guidance of Kancho Taira 9th dan, Shihandai Higa 8th dan and other senior members of the dojo is always a rewarding experience" says Kevin.
Shihan Kevin Plaisted gets bo instruction from Kancho Taira    and kama instruction from Shihandai Higa
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Kancho Taira  and Shihandai Higa conducted a shodan grading test for Tim Scott. Tim's  training preparation in New Zealand prior to leaving for Okinawa was instrumental in his successful grading to shodan.

Catching up with friends and their families, sight seeing and attending the famous Naha festival, featuring Kancho Taira, were just a few of the many highlights experienced by the kiwis.
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Tim Scott is awarded his shodan certificate by Kancho Taira
Outside Shureido. Kevin , Ruth, Taira, Isabelle and little friend with signs supporting Taira for the festival
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Farewell party
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Kancho Taira with Isabelle Plaisted at the Naha Festival, Kokusai dori
Farewell party at the house of Kancho Taira with guest Sakumoto sensei
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Kancho Taira  and Shihandai Higa conducted a shodan grading test for Tim Scott. Tim's  training preparation in New Zealand prior to leaving for Okinawa was instrumental in his successful grading to shodan.
Shihan Kevin Plaisted gets bo instruction from Kancho Taira and kama instruction from Shihandai Higa
shodan
Tim Scott is awarded his shodan certificate by Kancho Taira
naha festival
Catching up with friends and their families, sight seeing and attending the famous Naha festival, featuring Kancho Taira, were just a few of the many highlights experienced by the kiwis.
Outside Shureido. Kevin , Ruth, Taira, Isabelle and little friend with signs supporting Taira for the festival
naha festival 2
Farewell party
Farewell party at the house of Kancho Taira with guest Sakumoto sensei
Kancho Taira with Isabelle Plaisted at the Naha Festival, Kokusai dori