Flores Sensei was an early student of Uechi Kanei and developed the potent internal strength inherent in the art. While on Okinawa, Flores Sensei made an effort to expand his exposure to various arts on the island; however, the bulk of his training would eventually come at the hands of Odo Seikichi, inheritor of Okinawa Kenpo. Flores Sensei has also enjoyed a lasting relationship with Nakamura Taketo, son of Nakamura Shigeru, and important Okinawa Kenpo inheritor in his own right.
Flores Sensei conducted three tours of duty in Vietnam and became a close combat instructor as well as drill instructor. He also established early Okinawa Kenpo schools back in the United States, building unique training and old-style training structures so that his students could feel a little of what he himself experienced on the island.
|__||Flores Sensei at his home dojo, wearing a well-used “kuro obi” (black belt).|
Sensei Nick Flores Dojo
|This is the homepage for Nick Flores Sensei’s youtube page, where he features a number of videos on technique, bunkai, and history.|
|Flores Sensei sitting with Odo Seikichi Sensei while on Okinawa.|
|Flores Sensei discusses the usage of the Okinawan Timbe, or small shield.|
|Flores Sensei discusses “tori”, unseen movements in Okinawan kata.|