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Tetsuji Nakamura Sensei, 8th Dan, IOGKF Chief Instructor

Tetsuji Nakamura Sensei, 9th Dan, IOGKF Chief Instructor

Sensei Nakamura is both the IOGKF and Canada Chief instructor.

He was appointed by Master Higaonna in July 2012 as his successor in IOGKF. Sensei Nakamura is assisted by Senseis’ Ernie Molyneux (9th Dan) and Henrik Larsen (8th Dan) as the Vice Chief Instructors.

Sensei Nakamura has been training in Goju Ryu Karate for over 30 years. He was a student in Okinawa, Japan, and received instruction from the karate master who is the direct descendant of the founder of Goju Ryu Karate- Master Chojun Miyagi.

Sensei Nakamura has won three World Championships – twice in kumite (sparring) and once in kata (forms). He was an uchi deshi (special disciple) and head assistant instructor under Master Morio Higaonna (10th Dan) at the world headquarters in California, USA (1991-1994) as well as at the Japanese headquarters in Japan (1995- 1997). He moved to Canada in 1997 as technical advisor for IOGKF Canada.

Sensei Nakamura travels internationally to teach karate seminars. He holds a law degree and a teacher’s licence for philosophy, politics and economics from Kagawa University, Japan. He holds an IOGKF 8th dan and a 2nd dan in Judo.

Higaonna Sensei appointed and entrusted the future of the IOGKF to Tetsuji Nakamura Sensei IOGKF Chief Instructor in 2012.