Seiko Toyama’s father watched a training session at Kanbun’s dojo and was so impressed with the strength and hardness of Uechi Ryu that he put his son’s karate training in Kanbun’s hands. Toyama and Seiyu Shinjo, who started training under Kanbun one year later, became friends for life. They both listened intently for years as Kanbun and Ryuyu Tomoyose talked.
Master Toyoma was a wellspring of information about the history of Uechi Ryu karate and a robust storyteller. He was the Senior Technical Advisor to the Kenyukai Association.
The Uechi Ryu Kenyukai World Organization mourns the loss of our Senior Technical Advisor and dear friend Master Seiko Toyama who passed away in April, 2009. His expertise and kindness will be missed by the World Karate Community.