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This week in history (12 April – 18 April)

12 April On 12 April 1998, Osamu Ozawa host the 18th Annual Traditional Karate Tournament International for the last time. Since its inception in 1981, the tournament had become a showcase for traditional Karate styles. Many of the world’s top masters would give demonstrations and seminars at the event. The 18th running of the event …

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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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