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Karate Wives

Many Karate sensei are known to live to an advanced age. Shorin-Ryu sensei are said to live to at least the age of 85. We generally attribute this longevity to lifelong Karate training.

However, I have noticed that many Karate sensei's wives live even longer, despite the fact that they never practiced Karate. How do you explain that?

Seikichi Uehara recently passed away at the age of 99 or 100. He actively trained right up until his death. Pat Nakata told me that Shosei Kina could make bo and sai whistle even when he was in his 80s. Through dedicated Karate practice, I hope that we too can attain such longevity and, for us men, hopefully live as long as our wives.


Charles C. Goodin