Yoshimasa Kakazu Sensei
Hanshi 10th Dan
Shorin-ryu

Kakazu Sensei Sensei was born in Naha and is 75 years old. The Kenshikai headquarters dojo is located in Uema, Naha City and the dojo will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. In addition to the dojo in Uema, there are 12 dojos with one Shuri, Okinawa, and the rest are located overseas, mainly in Shanghai, China. Kakazu Sensei is a master 10th Dan of Okinawan Shorin-ryu, but he started Karate with a black belt from Okinawa Kempo Shigeru Nakamura Sensei, and at the age of 19 he studied Goju-ryu from Jundokan’s Eiichi Miyazato Sensei. He learned Shorin-ryu from Hiroshi Gushiken Sensei and Yuchoku Higa Sensei of Kyudokan. Kakazu Sensei has acquired skills from many experts who represent Okinawan Karate. Also, when he was young, he participated in many full contact Karate competitions. Currently, he has the skills of Ryukyu Kobudo.

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Dojo info

Dojo Name
Kenshikai Sohonbu
Style
Shorin-ryu
Area
Uema in Naha City

・Learn kihon, kata and applied movements of Shorin-ryu.
・Kakazu Sensei had also learned the techniques of Goju-ryu, and so you can study both Shorin-ryu and Goju-ryu.
・At the Kenshikai dojo, there is a system where beginner and advanced learners can practice repeatedly.
・You can also learn the kihon (the basics) ancient Ryukyu martial arts.

Master info

Name
Yoshimasa Kakazu
Grade
Shorin-ryu 10th dan
Position
・President of Kenshikai
・Vice Chairman of Okinawa Karate and Kobudo Federation

Kakazu Sensei Sensei was born in Naha and is 75 years old. The Kenshikai headquarters dojo is located in Uema, Naha City and the dojo will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year. In addition to the dojo in Uema, there are 12 dojos with one Shuri, Okinawa, and the rest are located overseas, mainly in Shanghai, China. Kakazu Sensei is a master 10th Dan of Okinawan Shorin-ryu, but he started Karate with a black belt from Okinawa Kempo Shigeru Nakamura Sensei, and at the age of 19 he studied Goju-ryu from Jundokan’s Eiichi Miyazato Sensei. He learned Shorin-ryu from Hiroshi Gushiken Sensei and Yuchoku Higa Sensei of Kyudokan. Kakazu Sensei has acquired skills from many experts who represent Okinawan Karate. Also, when he was young, he participated in many full contact Karate competitions. Currently, he has the skills of Ryukyu Kobudo.

Seminar info

●Kenshikai Zoom Seminar:Kihon・Bunkai

Participants level requirement: Closed seminar
Host: Kenshikai Headquarters Dojo
Master: Yoshimasa Kakazu Sensei・10th Dan
Theme: Kihon・Bunkai

This seminar is closed to the public.

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●The 1st Kenshikai Zoom Seminar:Kihon・Bunkai

Participants level requirement: Kenshikai members
Host: Kenshikai Headquarters Dojo
Master: Yoshimasa Kakazu Sensei・10th Dan
Theme: Kihon・Bunkai

Date: June 27th, 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 11:00〜12:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: Free
Number of participants: Maximum 50 people

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ZOOM OPEN: 9:45
Opening greetings: 10:00 – 10:05
Basic training: 10:05 – 10:30
Yakusoku Bunkai: 10:30 – 10:50
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 10:50 – 11:00

●The 2nd Kobu-ryu Kobudo Zoom Seminar – Chounnokon

Participants level requirement: All levels welcome
Host: Kobukai Headquarters Dojo
Master: Takashi Kinjo Sensei・10th Dan
Theme: Chounnokon

Date: February 6th, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (Japan Standard Time)
Fee: 3,000 JPY (payment in advance)
Number of participants: Unlimited

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ZOOM OPEN: 17:45
Opening greetings: 18:00 – 18:05
Chounnokon Kata: 18:05 – 18:45
Short Break: 18:45 – 18:50
Chounnokon Bunkai: 18:50 – 19:20
Q&A (5 questions maximum): 19:20 – 19:30