Passing of Tomoyose sensei


The advisor of the Okinawa Dento Karatedo Shinkokai, Tomoyose Ryuko sensei passed away on Wednesday, April 10th, 2019.

Tomoyose sensei was born in 1928. After entering the Prefectural Icchu school, he studied under Goju-ryu founder Miyagi Chojun sensei. After WWII, he started training under Uechi Kan-ei sensei, the second Soke of Uechi-ryu. He later strived on spreading and inheriting Okinawa karate. Having held many important positions, in 2000, he was recognized as an asset holder for Okinawa prefectural intangible cultural property that is “Okinawa’s karate and kobujutsu”.

May he rest in peace.