Minoru Kawawada

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Minoru Kawawada
Born(1952-01-16)16 January 1952
Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
StyleShotokan Karate
Teacher(s)Masatoshi Nakayama
Rank7th Dan karate (JKA)

Minoru Kawawada (Kawawada Minoru, 16 January 1952) is a Japanese master of Shotokan karate.[1] He has won the JKA's version of the world championships for both kata and kumite, and has also won the JKA All-Japan Championships for kata on 2 occasions.[1] He is currently the Vice General Manager of the Japan Karate Association Technical Division,[1] and an instructor at their headquarters dojo,[2] as well as the famous Hoitsugan dojo founded by Masatoshi Nakayama.[3]

Biography[edit]

Minoru Kawawada was born in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan on 16 January 1952. He studied at Takushoku University. His karate training began during his 1st year of high school.

Competition[edit]

Minoru Kawawada has had considerable success in karate competition.

Major Tournament Success[edit]

  • 30th JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1987) - Tournament Grand Champion; 1st Place Kata; 3rd Place Kumite
  • 29th JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1986) - 1st Place Kata
  • 1st Shoto World Cup Karate Championship Tournament (Tokyo, 1985) - 1st Place Kumite; 1st Place Kata
  • 28th JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1985) - 3rd Place Kumite

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c JKA: Instructor profiles – Sensei Minoru Kawawada 7th Dan Retrieved on 20 January 2017.
  2. ^ JKA Instructors Retrieved on 20 January 2017.
  3. ^ Hoitsugan Dojo - Instruction Retrieved on 20 January 2017.