Local karate dojos hold first training of the year against background of World Heritage Site Katsuren Castle Ruins
January 7, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo
Members of Uechi-ryu Minamihara Shurei Kan (Director Atsushi Shimabukuro) and Ryukyu Kobudo Minamihara Shurei Kan (Director Tsuneo Shimabukuro) practiced their first training of 2017 on the morning of January 7 at Katsuren Castle Ruins, the World Heritage Site in Uruma City. Twenty-five disciples and students took part in the training and worked up a sweat, feeling the breath of Lord Amawari, who was the owner of the castle.
They performed and practiced their karate forms such as “Seisan” and “Seiryu”. Tourists and visitors dropped by to took pictures of them.
Thirteen-year-old Yoji Nakasone, who started to learn karate at the age of 6, said, “I was able to focus more than usual,” and added, “I want to win the best 3 in all the competitions in 2017 I will participate in.”
Director Tsuneo Shimabukuro said, “I would like to focus on spreading Kobudo martial arts this year.”
(English translation by T&CT)
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