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This week in history…(28 August – 3 September)

28 August On 28 August 1948, Kazuyuki Hasegawa was born, in Itano, Japan. Known as the “Little Giant“, he was an exceptionally powerful fighter. Standing 5 ft 6 in, he was known for his footsweeps, body kicks, and follow-up punches. 29 August On 29 August 1934 Steve Arneil, a pioneer of British Kyokushin Karate, was …

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Anthony Mirakian

Unfortunately, much of the essence and spirit of traditional Karate has been lost. Since the advent of Karate championships, many practitioners are competing to win at any cost. This approach is not the traditional aim of Okinawan Goju–Ryu Karate-do. Anthony Mirakian A pioneer of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate in the United States, Anthony Mirakian was an …

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This week in history…(1 May – 7 May)

1 May On 1 May 1949, the Japan Karate Association(Nippon Karate Kyokai) was formed. Kichinosuke Saigo was the first President of the association, with Isao Obata the first Chairman. On 1 May 1953, Fujikiyo Omura was born Shizuoka, Japan. He began learning Karate at high school in 1970. Known for the speed and dynamism of …

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Eiichi Miyazato

Be mindful of your courtesy with humblenessTraining yourself considering physical strengthStudy and contrive seriouslyBe calm in mind and swift in actionTake care of yourselfLive a plain and simple lifeDo not be too proud of yourselfContinue training with patience and steadiness Eiichi Miyazato (Jundokan Dojo Kun) Known for his strong personality, Eiichi Miyazato was considered one …

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John Roseberry

I want every student that I have taught to be better than I was because I care about my students and my teaching. John Roseberry Described in equal parts as a drill sergeant, philosopher, and father figure, John Roseberry is a pioneer of Okinawan Goju-Ryu Karate in the United States. A former US Marine, Roseberry …

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Seikichi Toguchi

Respect your seniors and treat your juniors kindly. Seikichi Toguchi A body suppleness, the envy of many practitioners a fraction of his age, Seikichi Toguchi was the first of Goju–Ryu founder, Chojun Miyagi’s students to open a dojo in Japan. He was also responsible for making advances in Okinawan Goju–Ryu. Seikichi Toguchi was born on …

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