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Hawaii Karate Kodanshakai

I would like to invite you to visit the website of the Hawaii Karate Kodanshakai. I handle the website for the organization and am very fortunate to be a member. The purpose of the organization is to promote traditional Karate in Hawaii.

Sensei Jimmy Miyaji is the president of the organization, Sensei Pat Nakata is the Vice President, and Shihan Bobby Lowe is the Adviser. Other members include the following sensei: Joseph Bunch, Lee Donohue, Kenneth Funakoshi (represented by Hisae Ishii-Chang), Alan Lee (student of Tomu Arakawa), Fumio Nagaishi, Paul Ortino, Earl Padeken, Tony Troche, and Richard Young.

The members are students of such teachers as Choshin Chibana, Shinken Taira, Mas Oyama, Shinei Kyan, Richard Kim, Hirokazu Kanazawa, Kanki Izumigawa, Tsuyoshi Chitose, Masaichi Oshiro, Kenneth Murakami, Eizo Shimabukuro, Seikichi Odo, James Mitose, Walter Nishioka, Tommy Morita, Henry Seishiro Okazaki, Rubberman Higami, Yasuyuki Sakabe, Yukiso Yamamoto, Frank Matsuyama, Mits Kimura, Duke Moore, and others.

In Hawaii, we are fortunate to have a group of senior Karate instructors who regularly meet and train together. I do not believe that this is common among the other martial arts here.

Respectfully,

Charles C. Goodin