The Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo Koryu Kan system derives its lineage from both the Shuri-te and Naha-te orthodox styles. Our lineage is passed down from the mid-1700's in a direct line from teacher to student. The lineage of Okinawa Kenpo includes some of the greatest names in Okinawan martial arts history.

Lineage Chart

Nakamura Dojo

Photo of the backyard of Nakamura Sensei's Dojo in Okinawa in the early 1960's. Nakamura, Shigeru was the Founder of Okinawa Kenpo..


Shot of Nakamura, Shigeru and Odo, Seikichi in the early 1960's. Odo Sensei was the senior student of Nakamura and his successor as head of the Okinawa Kenpo system.

Okinawan Group

Group photo of gathering of Okinawan Masters at tournament in Okinawa in 1967. Note Nakamura Sensei in center.

Nakamura/Chitose Group

Master Nakamura with visiting Master Chitose and students at gathering in Okinawa during mid-1960's.

Seike Toma

Master Seike Toma, direct student of Chotoku Kyan. Toma Sensei is a teacher of Seikichi Odo.


IKKF President Heilman with Masters Mitsuo Kakazu and Seikichi Odo in Okinawa in 1995. Kakazu Sensei is a direct student of Shinko Matayoshi and a kobudo teacher of Master Odo.


The Heilman's with their teacher Master Odo during one of their trips to Okinawa.


Hanshi Odo and IKKF President Heilman with Nunte Bos. Heilman Sensei has sponsored numerous visits by Master Odo to the United States.


IKKF President, Hanshi C. Bruce Heilman with Hanshi Ann-Marie Heilman. The Heilman's are noted Okinawa Kenpo Karate Kobudo Koryu Kan practitioners who have become one of the leading traditional martial arts couples in the States.

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