Contributed by Ray Cormier and Nathan Ligo on Aug 21, 2014

Shihan Ishijima and Sensei Muratsubaki teaching Pinan Bunkai.

Shihan Ishijima and Sensei Muratsubaki teaching Pinan Bunkai.

Our Vice Chairman Fuku-Kancho Hiroshige.

Our Vice Chairman Fuku-Kancho Hiroshige.

Shihan Ishijima, known for his mastery of kata and kihon.

Shihan Ishijima, known for his mastery of kata and kihon.

USA Country Representative, Shihan Fujiwara assisting in the instruction. It was Shihan Fujiwara who hosted this event in Cromwell, Connecticut, USA.

Shihan Fujiwara assisting in the instruction.

Over 100 North American karateka participated.

Over 100 North American karateka participated.

Many in North America are just now beginning their bo training.

Many in North America are just now beginning their bo training.

Over 100 people participated.

Over 100 people participated.

Ad the dan-grading on Sunday. 9 people were promoted, at 3rd dan or higher.  A snapshot of Kyokushin history here! When Shihan Fujiwara was an uchi deshi under Sosai Mas Oyama, Fuku-Kancho Hiroshige was the "dormitory chief," the uchi deshi graduate who managed the Young Lions Dormitory.

Ad the dan-grading on Sunday. 9 people were promoted, at 3rd dan or higher.

Muratsubaki Sensei.

Muratsubaki Sensei.

Hiroshige Fuku-Kancho teaching basic technique.

Hiroshige Fuku-Kancho teaching basic technique.

Instruction in Pinan Bunkai.

Instruction in Pinan Bunkai.

We have lots of work to do in North America!

We have lots of work to do in North America!

Shihan Hiroshige interacting with students.

Shihan Hiroshige interacting with students.

The ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Detailed Instruction.

Detailed Instruction.

All of our Sempai, Annie Gottlieb, talking with Shihan Ray Cormier

All of our Sempai, Annie Gottlieb, talking with Shihan Ray Cormier

 

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