Monday, May 16, 2011

Hawaii Karate Kenkyukai: April 10, 2011 (Guest Post)

Below is a guest post by my instructor Pat Nakata Sensei on the most recent Kenkyukai training session:

The Hawaii Karate Kenkyukai keeps improving. On the Sunday, April 10, 2011 session, we were joined by James Miyaji Sensei and his Kenshukan Karate Kobudo Association and Walter Nishioka Sensei and his International Karate League (IKL). The Patsai / Passai / Bassai Kata were selected for this session. The OSKA, Kyokushin Karate, Island Ki, Minakami Dojo, Kenshukan, and IKL all performed their version of the Itosu No Patsai (Dai). All six schools were similar, but with distinct and interesting variations. Both the Hikari Dojo and Ninchokan Dojo performed the Tomari Passai and these too had unique and interesting variations. The Ryukyu Kobudo group performed the Kanegawa no Timbei and the Senbukan group performed the Goju-ryu Sanseiru.

Performing the Kata were Herbert Ishida Sensei for Kyokushin Karate (Bobby Lowe Sensei's representative), Alan Lee Sensei with Kyle Nakasone Sensei and Ryan Okata from the Senbukan Dojo, Hisae Ishii-Chang Sensei for her Island Ki dojo, Charles Goodin Sensei with participation from Jerry Tsuda and Dexter Chun of the Hikari Dojo, Angel Lemus Sensei and his wife Judy Lemus Sensei of the Ninchokan Dojo, Sean Roberts Sensei for Minakami Dojo, Ralph Sakauye (representative for James Miyaji Sensei) and Shawna Carino from the Kenshukan Karate Kobudo Association, Stephen Lodge (representing Walter Nishioka Sensei) from the International Karate League, Alan Yokota, Steve Chun, John Oberle, and Pat Nakata with participation from Grant Kawasaki for the OSKA, and Alan Yokota (representing Fumio Nagaishi), Roy Rivera, John Oberle and Pat Nakata from Ryukyu Kobudo.

Observing were James Miyaji Sensei, Walter Nishioka Sensei, George Sasano Sensei, George Drago and Daniel Nakamoto.

Refreshments were provided by Grant Kawasaki / Hanapaa Sushi and Steve Chun / C.Q. Yee Hop Co. / Commercial Enterprises.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good Stuff!

Greenwood Jiu Jitsu said...

good stuff