Budo Teachers

We at Gateway to Okinawa put together this list as an indication of the level and breadth of the teachers we have access to; however this list is not even close to exhaustive. We can try to arrange an introduction with any teacher on the island.

The list of styles and teachers is in alphabetical order:

Gateway to Okinawa: Goju-ryu


Hokama Tetsuhiro: Kenshi Kai Karatedo Kobudo Association 10th dan www.tetsuhirohokama.net

Senaha Shigetoshi: Ryusyokai 9th dan www.ryusyokai.org

Gateway to Okinawa: Kobudo


Akamine Hiroshi: Ryukyu Kobudo Shimbukan (Shihan Menkyo) www.ryukyu-kobudo.com

Kinjo Masakazu: Ryukyu Kobudo Hozonkai HQ Kubagawa Shubukan 8th dan

Shimabukuro Tsuneo: Konan-ryu / Ryukyu Kobudo 9th dan

Gateway to Okinawa: Motobu-ryu


Shiroma Seihan: Motobu Ryukyu Bujutsu Modi 10th dan

Gateway to Okinawa: Shorin-ryu


Taira Yoshitaka: Matsubayashi-ryu 10th dan

Toshimitsu Arakaki: Matsubayashi-ryu 10th dan

Gateway to Okinawa: Shorin-ryu


Akamine Hiroshi: Okinawa Shorin-ryu (Shihan Menkyo)

Onaga Yoshimitsu: Shinjinbukan 8th dan

Uema Yasuhiro: Okinawa Shorin-ryu Karate-do Kyokai 9th dan

Gateway to Okinawa: Shorin-ryu


Shimabukuro Zenpo: International Seibukan Shorin-ryu 10th dan

Gateway to Okinawa: Uechi-ryu


Kinjo Masakazu: Kubagawa Shubukan 8th dan

Shimabukuro Tsuneo: Konan-ryu / Ryukyu Kobudo 9th dan

Shimabukuro Haruyoshi: Uechi-ryu Karate-do Kyokai 9th dan