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Iain Abernethy Seminar

In October, 2017 Shikomu in Burlington hosted another great weekend seminar where we navigated through the analysis of kata in various styles and the application of throws with Sensei Iain Abernethy from the U.K.. 373 more words


Miyagi Chojun: His Life and Times

Miyagi Chojun: His Life and Times

By: K.B. Tallack

(This is an essay I wrote and put away about 20 years ago. I thought I would share it here.) 4,349 more words


The Life and Times of Miyagi Chojun Sensei

By: K.B. Tallack

My research led me to Japan on numerous occasions, and eventually I took up residence there. During the years I lived in Okinawa I was able to meet a number of older people who had known the Sensei, either as a neighbour, a famous Karate teacher, or as their personal Sensei. 474 more words


Late Bloomers Welcome

I got an email from a possible student the other day, asking if we offered adult classes, or if we would be willing to accommodate a 45 year old. 781 more words

Martial Arts

Moving Pictures - Okinawan Martial Arts Budosai Seminar

Along with the photographs I shot for the Okinawan Martial Arts Budosai Seminar on April 29th, I also took some video of the event.  I edited the footage in Final Cut Pro X and uploaded to YouTube. 133 more words


Karate Seminar at the Karate Kaikan

Last Saturday I photographed a special 1-day seminar at the Karate Kaikan taught by 4 masters of different styles. In the morning there was a demonstration and class by Isao Yagi, 9th -dan of Ryuku Royal Family Martial Arts Bu Mai Moidi Motobu ryu Gassen Tuidi school. 204 more words