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.