Welcome to the Okinawa Kenpo - Seattle site. Based in Seattle,Washington. We teach the system of Shinjitsukan Kenpo Kobudo. Based on the teachings of Shigeru Nakamura (Okinawa Kenpo) and Seikichi Odo (Ryukyu Hon Kenpo). Despite the names of the systems, the foundation is Okinawa Kenpo. O'Sensei Odo added new empty hand kata's and a complete weapon system to the art he learned from Master Nakamura. One of O'Sensei senior students was Dean Stephens (Shinjitsukan Kenpo Kobudo) of Boise, Idaho(my instructor). Other seniors from O'Sensei are Nick Flores of George West, Texas, Julian (Butch) Spain of Okinawa, Japan, Paul Ortino of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mike Kriegisch of St. Marys, Pa., Richard Gonzales of Florida, John Synder of Pa., Vic Ortino of Florida, Bruce Heilman of Pa., Marcus DeValentino of Hawaii, Bill Marron & Al Louis. Senior students of Sensei Stephens are Joseph Stephens of Boise, Idaho, Ron Robles of Seattle, Wa. and Paul Holsinger of Boise, Idaho and Ed Hershman of Virginia. Shihan Hershman is a student of both O'Sensei and Sensei Stephens. Please check many of the following links on this site for a complete history of Master Nakamura and Master Odo. Also included in those sites are the history of Okinawa Kenpo and Ryukyu Hon Kenpo.