Cover Star: Tetsuhiko Asai

Tetsuhiko Asai was one of the most unique legends to come out of the Japan Karate Association (JKA). Extremely nimble, he employed ducking, jumping and spinning techniques against his opponents, making it very difficult to defend against his attacks. He is a former JKA All Japan Karate Grand Champion, defeating the likes of  Hiroshi Shirai and  Takayuki Mikami  on the way to winning the title in 1961. Below are some of the magazine covers to feature this Shotokan legend.

 May 1991   1992   May 1994
 
April 2006     January 2007

Author: Patrick Donkor

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