Toyotaro Miyazaki is the Head of the International Shotokai Federation.
He began his karate training at 15 at the Kenkojyuku Dojo under Tomasaburo Okano, who was a direct student of the founder of Shotokan Karate Gichin Funakoshi. He trained in Kenkojuku Karate (Shotokan Style) in Japan until his mid twenties before coming to the United States. He served as the head instructor of Tokutai Karate-Do.
Upon arriving in the United States he quickly achieved fame in both kata and kumite. He fought the likes of Dwight Frazier and others. He also competed against Kevin Thompson (karate). Miyazaki had a top 10 ranking in karate for 2 decades. His skills brought him to be on the cover of Black Belt Magazine, Karate Illustrated, and Official Karate Magazine. He retired from competition in 1971. Chuck Norris described Miyazaki as one of his toughest opponents.
Established in Flushing over 40 years ago, Miyazaki has taught thousands of students and has produced hundreds of black belts, some of whom have become Instructors at their own Karate Dojos. Miyazaki currently teaches at Shotokai USA in Bayside, New York.
Miyazaki is also a former instructor of the Long Island University Karate Instructor Certification Program.
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