Celebration for Mr Higa,Toshio and Mr Asato, Nobuhide who acquired Hanshi 10th Dan
The celebration was held at the Soie Celemony Hall with a large number of OKIKUKAI (OKK) members, the executives of Okinawan Karate Society, many friends and acquaintances of Higa-sensei and Asato-sensei with a total of 170 people attending last February 24th.
The celebration opened with KAGIYADEFU( traditional okinawan formal dance) performing by Ms Tamako Asato( Mr Asato`s wife and Tamaki-ryu Shousetu-kai Instructor).
Mr Toubaru ( OKK`s vice president ) gave the sponsor address And Mr Matsushima and Mr Namihira introduced the history and career of Higa-sensei and Asato-sensei.
Choukou Kiyuna-sensei and Takashi Kinjo-sensei addressed as the guests` congratulatory speeches.
Higa-sensei expressed a word of appreciation for everyone especially all of OKK`s members in foreign countries. He encouraged us to practice harder for the development of OKK`s future.
Asato-sensei told us his motto “ Practice makes perfect” He is the one who succeeded hugely in business and reached the Hanshi 10th dan in Karate.
During the dinner time, the congratulatory address to Higa sensei from Connie and Mark Flynn in USA ( Zen Quest Martial Arts) was being read by M.C. Uechi-san .
Congratulation! Higa –sensei Asato –sensei
We wish you good health!
来賓祝辞（上地流系空手道連合会会長 金城 孝氏）