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YOSHIMITSU AKAMINE - MATSUMURA SEITO SHORIN-RYU HOZON KAI

Yoshimitsu Akamine was born in Miyahira Haebaru, Okinawa Japan in 1943. In 1959, at the age of 16 years old, he began training in Matsumura Seito Karate Do under the late Grand Master Hohan Soken. He trained in karate and Kobudo under Soken for 22 years until Soken's death in late 1982.

1961 he demonstrated Rohai in the first Karate Kobujutsu festival in Naha under the auspices of the All Okinawa Karate Do Federation.
1978 awarded his Godan by Master Soken.
1980 awarded his "Shihan" certificate or Instructor's License by Master Soken.
1980 opened Shorin Ryu Matsumura Seito Karate Dojo in Miyahira Haebaru. This is where he still teaches students from his village and others interested in preserving the teachings of Hohan Soken and his Kata.

Since Soken's death in 1982 Akamine Sensei has dedicated himself to preserving the teachings of his most revered teacher. The Matsumura Seito Hozon Kai is a preservation society devoted to the teachings of Hohan Soken. Akamine Yoshimatsu is the International Director (Kaicho) and a Kudan (ninth degree Black Belt). Akamine Sensei believes that, "we must not change Kata, not add other Kata and practice Kata correctly or we will lose the Kata from old days.

Kata taught to Akamine Sensei by Master Soken are listed below. These are the only Kata taught by the Matsumura Seito Hozon Kai in their original form.

Kata

Kobudo

Pinan Shodan
Pinan Nidan
Naihanchi Shodan
Naihanchi Nidan
Passai Sho
Passai Dai
Rohai
Chinto
Gojushiho
Kusanku
Hakutsuru (White Crane)

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Tsuken Bo (Chikin Bo)
Tenryu No Kun
Soken Sai
Tonfa
Nuchauku
Kama No Te

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Yoshimitsu Akamine

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