SENSEI MASAO KAGAWA (8th DAN)

Masao Kagawa 8th Dan, World Chief Instructor Japan Karate Shotorenmei. Famed for his superb kicking ability, agile movement and thoroughly precise kihon, is nothing short of a karate treasure.

Masao Kagawa – Profile

Date of Birth: 8 June 1955

Place of Birth: Osaka City (Japan)

Final School: Teikyo University (Law Course)

Chair Man: N.P.O. Tokyo Karate Union

Head Coach: Teikyo University Karate Team

Executive Director: All Japan Student Karate Union

Executive Director and the Member of Board: All

Kanto Student Karate Union

Chief of Technical Division: N.P.O. Japan Karate Shotokai (JKS)

Karate Coach: National Team of All Japan Karate Union

Sixth Dan: All Japan Union

1980: Graduate from Teikyo University

1980: Join JKA, Instructor Training Course

1983: Won 1st Place in group Kata, at the World Cup Karate Championship in (Hungry).

1983: Won 3rd place in group kumite at the (IAKF) World Championship in (Egypt).

1984: Won, 2nd place both in Kata and kumite at 27th JKA, All Japan Karate Championship.

1985: Won, 1st place in both, (Kata) and (Kumite) at 28th JKA, All Japan Karate Championship.

1986: Won 1st place in group Kata at the 6th World Karate Federation (WKF) World Championship in (Australia)

1989: Won, 3rd place in kumite at 32nd JKA, All Japan Karate Championship

1999: Won 1st place both Kata and Kumite, and became The World Shotokan Karate Champion at the World JKA Karate Championship in (UAE) Dubai.

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