Profile & Acknowlegements

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I would like to thank all of the Okinawan teachers who shared their knowledge with me.
I would especially like to thank the following Sensei for my first edition:

  • Akamine-Sensei (Eisuke Akamine)–Kobudo and Shorin-Ryu
  • Akamine-Sensei (Setsuo Akamine)–Motobu-Ryu and Shorin-Ryu
  • Fukuchi-Sensei (Seiko Fukuchi)–Goju-Ryu
  • Higa-Sensei (Seikichi Higa)–Goju-Ryu
  • Higa-Sensei (Seitoku Higa)–Shorin-Ryu
  • Higa-Sensei (Yuchoku Higa)–Shorin-Ryu
  • Nagamine-Sensei (Shoshin Nagamine)—-Shorin-Ryu
  • Nakaima-Sensei (Kenko Nakaima)-—Ryuei-Ryu
  • Nakama-Sensei (Chozo Nakama)–Shorin-Ryu
  • Nakamoto-Sensei (Masahiro Nakamoto)–Shorin-Ryu
  • Yagi-Sensei (Meitoku Yagi)–Goju-Ryu
  • Uechi-Sensei (Kanei Uechi)–Uechi-Ryu
  • Uehara-Sensei (Seikichi Uehara)–Motobu-Ryu

 

I contacted many Okinawan and Japanese teachers while preparing this book, and I received many precious materials from them.
I thank them for their warm support.
Specifically, I would like to thank the following teachers for their special support and for generously offering their valuable time:

  • 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 Hakoichi)–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)–Ryukonkai
  • Isa-Sensei (Kaishu Isa)–Ufuchikuden Kobudo
  • Ishikawa-Sensei (Seitoku Ishikawa)–Shorin-Ryu
  • 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
  • Kiyuna-Sensei (Choko Kiyuna)–Shorin-Ryu
  • Kobayashi-Sensei (Mitsunori Kobayashi)
  • –Gima-Ha Shotokan-Ryu
  • Kushi-Sensei (Hirotsugu Kushi)–Goju-Ryu
  • Mabuni-Sensei (Kenei Mabuni)–Shito-Ryu
  • Morizono-Sensei (Yoshitsugi Morizono)–Shorin-Ryu
  • Nagaki-Sensei (Mitsuru Nagaki)–Shotonkan-Ryu
  • Nakamura-Sensei (Taketo Nakamura)–Okinawa Kenpo
  • Nakazato-Sensei (Akira Nakazato)–Shorin-Ryu
  • Nakazato-Sensei (Joen Nakazato)–Shorinji-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.