Arguably Europe’s best known Karate competitor of the 1960s and 1970s, Dominique Valera, a true legend of European Karate, dominated the tournament scene of the era. Fighting as a heavyweight he was a multiple French and European champion. Held in high regard, Black Belt Magazine named him one of Europe’s top ten fighters on numerous occasions. Below are some of the magazine covers featuring this European Karate legend.
|February 1975||January 1976||June 1977|
|September 1979||September 1980||1981|
|December 1981||October 1983||February 1987|
|February 1988||October 1988||December 1989|
|1991||April 1991||March 1994|
|March 1999||January 2003||May 2007|