March 17, 2018
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Orrington karate students to train with Grand Master Fusei Kise

Courtesy photo | BDN
Courtesy photo | BDN

Fourteen students from Maine Traditional Karate Dojo in Orrington, including three brown belts, traveled recently to Dover, N.H., to train with Grand Master Fusei Kise, head of the Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Matsumura Seito Karate and Kodubo. This is one of the oldest Okinawan styles to be formally organized into a ryu, or system to be handed down, dating back to the early 1800s. Participants at MTKD not only train in the physical aspects of Shorin-Ryu, but also study the history and origins of the art. From left are sempai Jody Layman, sempai Candice Kiefer, sempai Scott Daigle, sensei Steve Apsega and sempai Craig Nichols.

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