Exploring the Roots

Person: Ahmadi PhD

Exploring the Roots

A thirteen month hiatus from University studies and A deep rooted desire to explore the roots of his fighting arts, took Shinshii Ahmadi from England to the island of Okinawa. His time on Okinawa, was spent on receiving instruction on martial application, immersing in history, folklore and Uchinaguchi language. Shinshii Ahmadi trained and visited with many Ryukyu-Tii masters. It was at this juncture that he was introduced to the old style combat art of Karamiti, as well as A number of rare and obscure Katas from Tomari and Naha regions.
This prolonged stay on Okinawa had profound and everlasting influence, on the direction and purpose of Shinshii Ahmadi's martial path.
Upon departure from Okinawa, Shinshii Ahmadi joined his family in the United States, arriving in New York City, and moving across the country to finally settle in Los Angeles, where he continued his graduate studies at UCLA. It was during his time at the aforementioned University, that he met and married his wife, with whom he had two children.

Sources: Legacy of A Sensel