Mikio Yahara

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Mikio Yahara
Born (1947-04-04) April 4, 1947 (age 71)
Ehime Prefecture
Native name矢原美紀夫
ResidenceJapan
EthnicityJapanese
StyleKarate
Shotokan
Rank8th dan
OccupationCoach, businessman
UniversityKokushikan University

Mikio Yahara (矢原美紀夫; born April 4, 1947 in Ehime Prefecture) is a Japanese karate expert of the Shotokan style. He holds the rank of 8th dan.[1]

Biography[edit]

Yahara was born in 1947 in Ehime Prefecture, the fourth son of a prominent family with ancient samurai roots.[2] He started his martial art training in judo. After studying at Kokushikan University, he became a kenshusei (or junior instructor) with the Japan Karate Association and began his career as a competitive karateka. In the period 1974-1984, he achieved substantial success both in kumite and kata.[3]

In 2000, after a battle for leadership at the JKA, which lasted from 1987 to 1999, Yahara decided to establish his own organization, the Karatenomichi World Federation[4] that promotes Yahara's core concept of "one killing blow".

Tournament achievements[edit]

JKA All-Japan Championships[edit]

  • 1984 - 3rd (kumite), 1st (kata), Grand Champion[5]
  • 1983 - 2nd (kata)
  • 1982 - 3rd (kumite), 2nd (kata)
  • 1981 - 2nd (kata)
  • 1980 - 2nd (kata)
  • 1979 - 3rd (kumite)
  • 1978 - 2nd (kumite), 2nd (kata)
  • 1976 - 3rd (kumite)
  • 1975 - 2nd (kumite)

JKA World Championships[edit]

  • 1983 - 2nd (kata)
  • 1980 - 2nd (kata)
  • 1977 - 2nd (kata)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MIKIO YAHARA 8th Dan". theshotokanway.com. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Микио Яхара" (in Russian). usko-prim.ru. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  3. ^ "JKA All-Japan and World Championships". svkarate.com. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  4. ^ Larionov, Oleg. "Mikio Yahara: The 'One Finishing Blow' Concept". karatenomichi.ru. Retrieved 20 April 2017.
  5. ^ "JKA Champions". svkarate.com. Retrieved 21 April 2017.

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