Matsubayashi-Ryu New Zealand
Okinawa Shorin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo
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On 29 August 2004 Okinawa Shorin Ryu New Zealand (Matsubayashi Ryu) hosted a combined training seminar with Goju Ryu featuing World kata champion Tsuguo Sakumoto. Sakumoto sensei, of Ryuei Ryu, demonstrated kata and kobudo, as well, there were demonstrations from Matsubayashi Shorin Ryu and Goju Ryu.
L-R Sensei Dean Pouwhare, Tim Herlihy, Tsuguo Sakumoto and Shihan Kevin Plaisted.
Matsubayashi Ryu seminar participants
L-R Sensei Tim Herlihy.
Shihan Kevin Plaisted. Sensei Tsuguo Sakumoto,Ryuei Ryu. Shihan Dennis May, Goju Ryu.
with Sakumoto sensei
Okinawa Karate & Kobudo World Tournament. see Past events page Okinawa visit
Matsubayashi Ryu demonstration team on the Budokan steps
Members of Matsubayashi Ryu Taira dojo outside the Budokan.
Matsubayashi Ryu seminar attendees and teachers
The upstairs dojo of the Budokan Okinawa
Kaipara Collge team
and Sensei Tim
new shodans Darren Reed,
John Limmer and Andrew Barton
with Sensei Tim
Yudansha grading at Nagamine Hombu Dojo, Naha, Okinawa.
Tim Herlihy with grading panel
Taira, Soke Nagamine, Higa and Makishi.
Tim Herlihy sensei
is promoted to Sandan
Grading panel L - R
KanchoTaira, Soke Nagamine, Makishi sensei and Higa sensei.
The kiwis with Taira dojo demonstration team
Shureido avertise memorial demonstrations
Shihan Plaisted, Kancho Taira and Sensei Herlihy at Shurijo castle
Taira dojo demonstration team at Shurijo castle
Kokusai St markets, Naha, Okinawa.
The post Nagamine Memorial celebrations function.
Taira dojo, always plenty to eat and drink.
Helensville Christmas parade
Shihan Kevin Plaisted is promoted to Godan
Tim outside Matsubayashi Ryu Nagamine Hombu Dojo, Kumoji, Naha, Okinawa.
Shihan Kevin Plaisted receives his Godan Certificate from Soke Nagamine with Makishi sensei and Kancho Taira.
Kokusai St, Naha, Okinawa by day and by night.
Shihan Kevin, Tim sensei, Dan and Bill at Okinawa Heritage Park cultural show
KNZ Council Members
Bob Dalton, Len Monk, Kevin Plaisted & Dennis May
Kancho Taira and Shihan Plaisted
Okinawan Karate Masters visit New Zealand
Visit to sensei Kevin's hombu dojo Stanmore Bay by the late John Haplin sensei from Australia.
L-R Tim Herlihy, Wayne Saunders, John Halpin, Dave Dearlove and Kevin Plaisted.
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