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This week in history (28 August – 3 September)

30 August On 30 August 1931, Shotokan Karate master, Hiroshi Shōji, was born in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. Appearing in volume 4 of Masatoshi Nakayama‘s Best Karate series, he was known for his sharp quick movements and exceptional tai-sabaki. At the first JKA All-Japan Karate Championships in 1957, Shoji became the first All-Japan Kata Champion. He was …

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On this day….(July 4)

On this day, 4 July 1935, Keinosuke Enoeda, a founding member of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB), was born in Fukuoka, Japan, to a family of samurai lineage. Enoeda began his martial arts training in Judo aged 7. He eventually reached reached the grade of 2nd Dan. He entered Takushoku University, aged 19, because …

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On this day….(June 22)

On this day, 22 June 1931, Teruyuki Okazaki, the first official JKA instructor to reside in the United States, was born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Okazaki began his Karate training in 1947. His training continued under Masatoshi Nakayama at Takushoku University, as a member of the famed Karate club. Okazaki would go on to become …

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Teruyuki Okazaki

Karate-do is Budo and Budo is not a sport. The real meaning of Budo is to go into life more deeply and improve physical and spiritual qualities through hard training. The essence or concept of sport is to get away with the toils of life and have some fun. Teruyuki Okazaki Teruyuki Okazaki, described by …

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On this day….(June 17)

On this day, 17 June 1938, the Chief Instructor for the JKA in Belgium, Satoshi Miyazaki was born in Sagai, Japan. Miyazaki began practicing judo at the age of twelve. He began his Karate practice, aged fifteen, training with a neighbor. Training was tough as was normal for the time and he loved it. On …

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On this day….(May 31)

On this day, 31 May 1993, the former Chief Instructor for the JKA in Belgium, Satoshi Miyazaki died. In 1956 Miyazaki enrolled at Takushoku University to study economics, having been persuaded by Masatoshi Nakayama to do so. He joined the university’s famed Shotokan Karate school as a white belt, studying under Nakayama. Nakayama would be …

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