|Born||16 January 1952|
Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
|Rank||7th Dan karate (JKA)|
Minoru Kawawada (born 16 January 1952) is a Japanese master of Shotokan karate. 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. He is currently the Vice General Manager of the Japan Karate Association Technical Division, and an instructor at their headquarters dojo, as well as the famous Hoitsugan dojo founded by Masatoshi Nakayama.
Minoru Kawawada has had considerable success in karate competition.
Major Tournament Success
- 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
- JKA: Instructor profiles – Sensei Minoru Kawawada 7th Dan Retrieved on 20 January 2017.
- JKA Instructors Retrieved on 20 January 2017.
- Hoitsugan Dojo - Instruction Retrieved on 20 January 2017.