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Welcome to our annual Spirit of the North karate event.  We are very honored to once again have Grandmaster Kiyohide Shinjo here and this year he is joined by his two sons, Shuichi and Kiyohito.

All three of them teach classes in Okinawa to students of all ages and will be leading karate seminars throughout the week.  You don’t want to miss this opportunity!

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In addition to the traditional karate seminars, there will be two tournaments on the Friday and Saturday.  Shinjo Sensei always enjoys watching our students compete and has always been impressed by the number of officials and volunteers both young and old that help make the event a success.   


Spirit of the North is never complete without our social events which the Okinawans enjoy.   Some of these events will have limited space so I strongly suggest you register early. 

I look forward to seeing you all there. Let’s show Grandmaster Shinjo our appreciation for his support of Spirit by putting forth our maximum participation.  You won't be disappointed!

Sensei Manuel A. deSa

Kiyoshi, Hachidan, 8th degree Black Belt
Shihan - Master Instructor

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