Profile & Acknowlegements

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I would like to thank all of the Okinawan and Japanese teachers who shared their knowledge with me.

  • (Late) Akamine-Sensei (Eisuke Akamine)–Kobudo and Shorin-Ryu
  • (Late) Fukuchi-Sensei (Seiko Fukuchi)–Goju-Ryu
  • (Late) Higa-Sensei (Seikichi Higa)–Goju-Ryu 
  • (Late) Higa-Sensei (Seitoku Higa)–Shindo-Ryu
  • (Late) Higa-Sensei (Yuchoku Higa)–Shorin-Ryu
  • (Late)Ishikawa-Sensei (Seitoku Ishikawa)–Shorin-Ryu
  • (Late)Nagamine-Sensei (Shoshin Nagamine)–Shorin-Ryu    
  • (Late) Nakaima-Sensei (Kenko Nakaima)–Ryuei-Ryu
  • (Late) Nakama-Sensei (Chozo Nakama)–Shorin-Ryu
  •  (Late)Nakazato-Sensei (Joen Nakazato)–Shorinji-Ryu
  • (Late) Yagi-Sensei (Meitoku Yagi)–Goju-Ryu
  • (Late) Uechi-Sensei (Kanei Uechi)–Uechi-Ryu
  • (Late) Uehara-Sensei (Seikichi Uehara)–Motobu-Ryu    
  •      Akamine-Sensei (Setsuo Akamine)–Motobu-Ryu and Shorin-Ryu          
  •      Arakaki-Sensei (Yoshiharu Arakaki)–Uechi-Ryu
  •      Azumi-Sensei (Yoshinori Azumi)–Daiwa-Ryu
  •      Chinen-Sensei (Masatsune Chinen)–Goju-Ryu
  •      Hakoishi-Sensei (Katsumi Hakoishi)–Wadokai
  •      Haseba-Sensei (Yamato Haseba)–Oto-Ryu
  •      Hayashi-Sensei (Shingo Hayashi)–Kojo-Ryu
  •      Higa-Sensei (Minoru Higa)–Shorin-Ryu
  •      Higuchi-Sensei (Ikuo Higuchi)–Gima-Ha Shotokan-Ryu
  •      Hisadome-Sensei (Kazuo Hisadome)–Shorin-Ryu
  •      Iha-Sensei (Kotaro Iha)–Kobudo and Shorin-Ryu
  •      Irei-Sensei (Isao Irei)–Okinawa Kenpo
  •      Isa-Sensei (Kaishu Isa)–Ufuchikuden Kobudo
  •      Itokazu-Sensei (Seiko Itokazu)–Pangainun-Ryu
  •      Izumikawa-Sensei (Katsuya Izumikawa)–Goju-Ryu
  •      Kanzaki-Sensei (Juwa Kanzaki)–Toon-Ryu
  •      Kawamoto-Sensei (Masayuki Kawamoto)–Shorin-Ryu
  •      Kinjo-Sensei (Bokuyasu Kinjo)–Goju-Ryu
  •      Kinjo-Sensei (Kenichi Kinjo)–Okinawa Kenpo
  •      Kobayashi-Sensei (Mitsunori Kobayashi)–Gima-Ha Shotokan-Ryu
  •      Kushi-Sensei (Hirotsugu Kushi)–Goju-Ryu
  •      Kyuna-Sensei (Choko Kyuna)–Shorin-Ryu
  •      Mabuni-Sensei (Kenei Mabuni)–Shito-Ryu
  •      Morizono-Sensei (Yoshitsugi Morizono)–Shorin-Ryu
  •      Nagaki-Sensei (Mitsuru Nagaki)–Shotonkan-Ryu
  •      Nakamoto-Sensei (Masahiro Nakamoto)–Kobudo and Shorin-Ryu
  •      Nakamura-Sensei (Taketo Nakamura)–Okinawa Kenpo  
  •      Nakazato-Sensei (Akira Nakazato)–Shorin-Ryu
  •      Nishitani-Sensei (Satoshi Nishitani)–Shotokan-Ryu
  •      Saeki-Sensei (Yukio Saeki)–Goju-Ryu
  •      Sasaki-Sensei (Kenryu Sasaki)–Daiwa-Ryu
  •      Setoguchi-Sensei (Kyomi Setoguchi)–Oto-Ryu
  •      Shimabukuro-Sensei (Zenpo Shimabukuro)–Shorin-Ryu
  •      Taira-Sensei (Yoshio Taira)–Goju-Ryu
  •      Tomoyose-Sensei (Ryuko Tomoyose)–Shohei-Ryu
  •      Toyama-Sensei (Zenshu Toyama)–Goju-Ryu
  •      Uehara-Sensei (Takenobu Uehara)–Uechi-Ryu
  •      Yogi-Sensei (Kiyoshi Yogi)–Uechi-Ryu

 

Profile

Nakaya-Sensei was born in 1948, in Matsuyama, Japan. When he was 14 years old, he began to study Karatedo. He trained in mainland Japan and Okinawa. He studied under several teachers, but his main teacher was the late Chozo Nakama of Shuri, Okinawa. Today Nakaya-Sensei lives in Texas where he continues to teach Karatedo.