Tag: Combat

Cover Star: Toru Takamizawa

Toru Takamizawa is considered by many to be one of the best Japanese instructors to ever teach in the United Kingdom Described as an intelligent, technical instructor, his fluid precise techniques were an inspiration to his students. Below are some magazines featuring the quiet Wado-ryu master.  February 1977 December 1978 April 1988 October 1998  

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Cover Star: Frank Brennan

Frank Brennan is arguably the best karateka of his generation. A long time member of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB), he is one of the few competitors to win numerous medals in both kumite and kata. Below are some of the magazine covers featuring this great martial artist. May 1980 1982 May 1986 …

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Cover Star: Steve Cattle

Steve Cattle has been described him as one of the best karateka to come out of the UK. Highly respected he was known for his exceptional timing and immense Karate knowledge. Below are some of the magazine covers featuring this talented martial artist. June 1977 1985 May 1990 April 1992 1995 May 1995

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Cover Star: Masafumi Shiomitsu

Masafumi Shiomitsu, a student of Wado-ryu founder, Hironori Ohtsuka, was chosen to help spread Wado-ryu Karate outside of Japan. Known for his dynamic kicks he has been featured on the covers of a number of magazines.   February 1966 November 1967 April  1980 February 1983 July 1987 October 1989 December 1993 December 2004

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Cover Star: Tatsuo Suzuki

Tatsuo Suzuki, a student of Wado-ryu founder Hironori Ohtsuka, was instrumental in the spread of Wado-ryu Karate across Europe. Below is a selection of covers featuring the great master. February 1966 April 1977 July 1979 April 1990 November 1990 April 1992 February 1996 December 1999 December 2000 June 2001 June 2005 December 2007   

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Cover Star: Keinosuke Enoeda

Keinosuke Enoeda, the Shotokan Tiger,  is a legendary master of JKA Shotokan Karate. Below are some of the magazine covers he has been featured on. October 1966 March 1967 July 1972 September 1975 1976 May 1978 1979 April 1981 December 1982 March 1983 1983 July 1985   November 1985 June 1990 1990   1993 November …

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Cover Star: Morio Higaonna

Morio Higaonna is one of the foremost masters of Goju-ryu Karate. Beginning his training in 1954 he has been dedicated to the promotion of Goju-ryu around the world. Instantly recognizable, below are a number of the magazine covers on which he has featured. January 1975 January 1978   1985 October 1986 1987 1989 July 1989 …

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Cover Star: Hirokazu Kanazawa

Hirokazu Kanazawa is considered by many to be a living legend of Shotokan Karate. This legendary master has featured on the cover of many martial arts magazines across the world. Below are a selection of some these covers. October 1966 December 1966 1969     November 1976 April 1977 February 1982 June 1984 September 1984 …

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Cover Star: Terry O’Neill

Terry O’Neill is an icon of British Karate. A stalwart of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) he has been practisng Shotokan Karate since the 1960s. As a member of the Red Lion Karate team, the KUGB National Squad and the All-Styles British Karate team, he has won numerous titles in kata and kumite. …

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Cover Star: Fumio Demura

Fumio Demura is a legend and pioneer of Karate in  the United States. He introduced the America to his form of Shito-ryu Karate and Kobudo. Apart form his martial arts he has also appeared in a number of films as an actor and stuntman. Below are a number of magazines featuring this recognizable martial artist. …

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