Historical Video Series
Part I. KADENA DOJO INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO
- This footage, originally produced and directed by Master Seiyu Shinjo in Kadena, Okinawa in 1979, is believed to be the first instructional film produced by an Okinawan karate master.
- It features Seiyu Shinjo, Tsutomu Nakahodo, Kiyohide and Narahiro Shinjo, Yako Shinjo and Yoshimitsu Matsuzaki.
- Additional footage documents the Shinjo intensity applied to Uechi ryu karate from the 1960's to the '90's!
Part II. FUTENMA DOJO AND KANEI UECHI
- This exclusive footage presents rapid Hojoundo exercises and incredible sparring action in the first Futenma dojo in 1960. The Dojo that the karate world has come to know was built on the same site in 1963. This is the only footage ever presented of Kanei Uechi in his first Futenma dojo!
- This DVD features Kanei Uechi, Seiyu Shinjo, Seiki Itokazu, Shintoku Takara, Seiki Irei, Shigeru Takamiyagi, Minoru Miyagi and others.
- Additional footage presents testing and demonstrations in the Futenma dojo in the 1980's.
Part III. KADENA KENYUKAI TRAINING
- This footage presents karate training in the first and second Kadena dojo in the 1960's and '70's. That dojo was torn down in 2005 by reason of 'eminent domain'. The new Shinjo Dojo and home are now located five minutes away in Yomitan.
- This DVD features Seiyu Shinjo, Tsutomu Nakahodo, Kiyohide and Narahiro Shinjo and Peter Kellogg.
- Additional footage presents Northern Okinawa from the air and private family scenes including Seiryo and Tsuru Shinjo (Kanbun Uechi's closest friends) and Seiyu and Yoshi Shinjo.
Running Time: 90 Minutes
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