Can we just talk about the movie Shrek for a second here?
Here we see the three bears in a cage, the baby bear is crying that it’s too small.
Now, back at Shreks swamp we see the baby bear still crying to his father, yet he’s not in a cage, Where’s his mother?
Later on, it shows Lord Farquaads castle and it shows the Mother bear skinned and turned into a rug.
Lord Farquaad SKINNED AND TURNED THE MOTHER BEAR INTO A RUG.
THAT’S WHY THE BABY BEAR IS STILL CRYING.
They’re not teenagers, mutants, ninjas, or turtles, but if you’re looking for the real masters of the bo, sai, katana or nunchaku you need to get on the first flight to Okinawa.
Hokama sensei with bo
Tomimoto sensei with sai
Hamamoto sensei with katana
Kuniyoshi sensei with nunchaku
Okinawa is the birthplace of karate. It is also the home of kobudo which uses weapons including the bo staff, nunchaku and sai. Hamamoto is a master of iaido.
Images are from the Karate Masters Portrait Project documenting the iconic sensei of Okinawa. February, 2013, Japan. Text and photography by Chris Willson/Travel 67 on Flickr
(Source: flickr.com, via rootbeerflotsam)