Dear members of our Tesshinkan family,
Our Canadian friend Donald Shapland Kyoshi passed away on Sunday evening (June 19) after long illness.
Shapland Sensei lived in Okinawa for many years, was a close friend of our master Tamayose Hidemi and a founding member of the Tesshinkan association. He brought the Tesshinkan Kobudô to Canada and spent his whole life helping to spread the Ryûkyû Kobudô Tesshinkan.
Many of us train daily with the Kobudô weapons he made. His heart burned for Tesshinkan.
Please commemorate him and his work with a Kobudô training.