1st Okinawa International Tournament

1st okinawa karate international tournament

Hello Everybody,

One of the great joys of living in Okinawa is the ability to be where it all started. I had the pleasure of shooting the  1st Okinawa Karate International Tournament  August 4 and 5th.

budokan
The Budokan in Naha
faces in the crowd
Spectators at the Kaikan

first day

awaiting the test

girl sepai

deep stanceindian youth

youth karate

two judges

spectators

lunch at the kaikan
Lunch at the Kaikan…
dragonfly collection
They were more interested in collecting tonbo (dragonflies).
sai perspective
She didn’t really stab him…

sensei's wife's friend

kinjo, kinta
Kinta Kinjo of Kubagawa Dojo, men’s bo champion