Training in Okinawa

Traditional Okinawan karate cannot be separated from Okinawa itself. The Seibukan honbu (headquarters) dojo is in town of Chatan, in the center of the island. We see it as imperative for our seniors to visit, to learn and hone their karate under the expert teaching of Shimabukuro Zenpō Hanshi and his son, Shimabukuro Zenshun Sensei.

Lucy and Doug have trained there five times since 2014; Clayton has been twice, once for three months. Training in the birthplace and heart of karate teaches us more than technique; it gives us insight insight into and feeling for the culture, at least to the extent is possible in just a visit.

Shimabukuro Zenpo Sensei
Shimabukuro Zenpo Sensei

Head of Seibukan worldwide

Training at honbu dojo
Training at honbu dojo

Lucy performing Gojushiho alongside under-19 world champion Zakimi Ryushi

Sensei with Clayton, Doug, and Lucy
Sensei with Clayton, Doug, and Lucy

Shimabukuro Zenpo Sensei
Shimabukuro Zenpo Sensei

Head of Seibukan worldwide

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