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SHADES OF ISSHINRYU

1962 Okinawan Blackbelts

COMMEMORATIVE PHOTO OF ISSHINRYU KARATE

July 18, 1962

Back row (standing):
left side; Uema Yoshi (Motobu Ryu)

2nd from left; Yama Shiro (Isshinryu Dojo in Yokahama, Japan)
3rd from left; unknown
right side; Higa Seijiro
Front row (kneeling):

left side; unknown
2nd from left; Shimojo Kyoshi, died in 1998

center; Shimabukuro Tatsuo Sensei, Father of Isshinryu
2nd from right, left of Sensei; Masao
right side; Miyazato

 

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