In "Toyama Kanken - The Heritage of Shudokan" I write extensively about Hiramatsu Sensei (1937-1997).
My book mainly contains pictures from his time in Venezuela. At this time Hiramatsu Sensei wore a bald head and has a long beard. There are hardly any photos of the young Hiramatsu Sensei. Photos are currently circulating on the Internet claiming that the young Hiramatsu Sensei is pictured on it. But he is not! For clarification, I would like to publish some photos that I received from Ishida Sensei.
The photos are largely from the opening of Hiramatsu Sensei's Dojo in Japan (1972). A photo shows Hiramatsu Sensei during a European trip at the airport of Amsterdam. It seems interesting to me that he wrote a postcard to Ishida Sensei at that time and expressed his wish to visit Ichikawa Hanshi (Doshinkan) in Vienna.
All those who ordered a book from me have also received a postcard. I was repeatedly asked what this postcard and the people depicted on it are all about. Although I have already posted this topic on Facebook, I would like to start my blog with it and introduce my teachers, mentors and companions in the Shudokan lineage to you.
Reinhold Hirsch Sensei
In this blog I would like to answer some of your questions about the book. In addition, there are a variety of photos and interesting stories that have not found entry into the book. Furthermore, the blog should serve to give you new historical insights immediately, so you do not have to wait for the second edition of my book.