Biography

Yoshihiko Iwasaki

President and Chief Instructor of Kenshu-Kai Karate-Do International

Iwasaki Sensei achieved 7th Dan Kyoshi Shihan in 1995, a grade recognised by Ohtsuka Saiko Shihan – the Grand Master of Wado-Ryu Karate-Do.

Iwasaki Sensei was born in Yokohama City on 21st October 1947.

He studied Economics and Wado-Ryu Karate-Do at Wako University.

His 1st Sensei was Toru Arakawa Sensei. He arrived in Dublin in 1971 at which time he had achieved 2nd Dan.

His first triumph was while coaching the Irish Team at the European Wado Cup in Amsterdam, Holland in 1972. Ireland came in 2nd runners up. Mary Crosbie achieved 1st place in Kata at the European Wado Cup in 1980 and Tyrone Pardue 1st place at the European Wado Cup in 1981 and 1982.

In the early 1970’s Iwasaki Sensei met Masafumi Shiomitsu Sensei at Maeda Sensei’s house. He went on to found the Wado-Ryu Karate-Do Academy in 1990. Shiomitsu Sensei is 2nd step Sensei for Iwasaki Sensei.

Arakawa Sensei taught Iwasaki Sansei the basics of Wado-Ryu. Shiomitsu Sensei taught Iwasaki Sensei the variation and treating of the basics and application’s movement.

Iwasaki Sensei was appointed at D.I.T. Karate Club in 1987. Colm Geraghty has been assisting Iwasaki Sensei since 1990.

The Navan school has been very popular and is currently getting the biggest membership in Co. Meath. The Navan school is Honbu Dojo – meaning the headquarters or main practice place. Pat Brennan assists in Navan and Tyrellspass. Naomi Crosbie Iwasaki, Iwasaki Sensei’s daughter, also assists regularly with him.

Iwasaki Sensei teaches high quality Karate-Do and other Martial Arts as well as the application of Oriental Medical Science to Martial Arts

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