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Our special guest instructor at the 50th JKR International Event: Sensei Katsuhiro Tsuyama. ...
Special Guest Instructor at the 50th JKR International Event: Sensei Katsuhiro Tsuyama. He will be teaching a seminar on Saturday, 6 May 2017, as part of the JKR International Instructor Course.
Many people may not know much about our special guest, Sensei Tsuyama. Here is a quick background information about him:
Sensei Tsuyama received many honorable awards in Japan, including the Budo Koro Sho (Budo Achievement Award) as the great director contributing to the development of sports and the talent training of Karate athletes.
9th dan ranking with the Japan karate-do Federation (JKF)
9th dan ranking with Shoto Karatedo Association
Vice president of the Japan Karate-do Federation (JKF)
President of Shoto Karatedo Association
President of the Kyoto Karate-do Federation
Shihan for Kyoto Sangyo University karate club
Athlete Training Commission Special Advisor in All Japan National Team
Former Chairman of Technical committee of the World Karate Federation (WKF)
Former Chairman of Technical committee of JKF
Former head coach of Japan national team for World University Championships (2002, 2004, 2006)
Sensei Tsuyama has trained many champions both inside and outside Japan. Some of them are:
1st place Kumite, at the 5th Asia Karate Championship
1st place in Kumite, at the 17th and the 18th WKF Championships,
1st place in Team Kumite, at the 4th WKF junior Cadet Championships
1stplace in Team Kumite, at the 5th World University Championships
1st Place in Team Kumite, at the 18th WKF Championships
1st Place in Kumite, at the 2nd World University Championships
1st Place in Kata, at the 50th and the 51st JKA Championships
1st Place in Kumite, at the 37th,42nd, 43rd,44th All Japan Karatedo Championships
1st place in Kumite, at the 23rd WKF Championships
Sensei Kiyoshi Yamazaki has been elevated to the position of Kaicho, or President. In this position, Sensei Yamazaki is responsible for leadership of all JKR schools throughout the world and the continued development of the organization. It is extremely rare for a someone based outside of Japan to be promoted to such a position. Congratulations, Sensei Yamazaki!
In the photo:
Shohei Shimoyamada (JKR Hidaka branch), Tokuyuki Yoneyama (JKR Tsukishima branch), Yoshio Yamada (JKR Yokosuka Branch and Chairman of JKR Japan Shibu-Kai), Kiyoshi Yamazaki (JKR Kaicho), Hideko Konishi (Madame Soke), Mikio Kikuchi (JKR Tokai branch), Ryuichi Yamagata (JKR Hitachi Branch), Ryoji Sato (JKR Sagamihara Branch), Masahiro Ide (CEO at Champ Inc.)
Back row from left to right:
Housei Shinoda (JKR Tokyo Mita Dojo Branch), Keita Atsumi (JKR Kawasaki Branch), Ikuo Wada (JKR Shobukai Branch and Vice Chairman of JKR Japan Shibu-Kai)