Tag: Jiro Ohtsuka

Koji Takamatsu

One of Wado-Ryu founder’s, Hironori Ohtsuka’s original students, Koji Takamatsu was a pioneer of Wado-Ryu Karate in Brazil. Koji Takamatsu was born in Kakogawa, Japan on 21 December 1930. Takamatsu began practicing Wado-Ryu Karate in 1948, when he attended the University of Agriculture, in Tokyo. He was a student of Ohtsuka at the University’s Karate …

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Cecil Patterson

You don’t train for speed, you train for technique. Once technique is perfected, speed will come. Cecil Patterson A pioneer of Wado-Ryu Karate in the United States, Cecil Patterson is credited with introducing this style of Karate into the United States. He was one of the first non-Japanese graded to black belt in Wado-Ryu. Cecil …

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Hidetaka Abe

Karate it is a way of life Hidetaka Abe A direct student of Wado-Ryu Karate founder, Hironori Ohtsuka, Hidetaka Abe is a pioneer of Wado-Ryu Karate in the United States. Hidetaka Abe was born in Odate, Akita Prefecture, Japan in 1943. In 1955 he began practising Judo at middle school, like most boys of the …

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Toru Takamizawa

Over the years Britain has been blessed with many top Japanese masters, of various styles, teaching in the United Kingdom. Masters such as Tatsuo Suzuki, Hirokazu Kanazawa, Mitsusuke Harada and Keinosuke Enoeda have inspired many with their skill and spirit. One master, considered by many to be one of the best Japanese instructors to ever …

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