Yoshiharu Osaka

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Yoshiharu Osaka
Born(1947-09-08)8 September 1947
Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
StyleShotokan Karate
Teacher(s)Masatoshi Nakayama
Rank8th Dan karate (JKA)

Yoshiharu Osaka (Osaka Yoshiharu, born 8 September 1947) is a Japanese instructor of Shotokan karate.[1] He has won the JKA's version of the world championships for kata on four occasions. He has also won the JKA All-Japan championships for kata on six occasions and for kumite on two occasions.[1]

Biography[edit]

Yoshiharu Osaka was born in Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan on 8 September 1947. He studied at Takushoku University. His karate training began during his first year of high school.

Competition[edit]

Yoshiharu Osaka has had considerable success in karate competition.

Major tournament successes[edit]

  • 26th JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1983) - 1st Place Kata
  • 4th IAKF World Karate Championship (Egypt, 1983) - 1st Place Kata
  • 25th JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1982) - 1st Place Kata
  • 24th JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1981) - 1st Place Kata
  • 3rd IAKF World Karate Championship (Bremen, 1980) - 1st Place Kata
  • 23rd JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1980) - 1st Place Kata
  • 22nd JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1979) - Tournament Grand Champion; 1st Place Kata; 3rd Place Kumite
  • 21st JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1978) - Tournament Grand Champion; 1st Place Kata; 3rd Place Kumite
  • 2nd IAKF World Karate Championship (Tokyo, 1977) - 1st Place Kata
  • 19th JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1976) - 1st Place Kumite
  • 1st IAKF World Karate Championship (Los Angeles, 1975) - 1st Place Kata
  • 18th JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1975) - 2nd Place Kata; 3rd Place Kumite
  • 17th JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1974) - 2nd Place Kata
  • 16th JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1973) - 2nd Place Kata
  • 15th JKA All Japan Karate Championship (1972) - 2nd Place Kumite
  • 13th All Japan Student Karate Championship (1969) - 1st Place Kumite

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b JKA: Instructor profiles – Sensei Yoshiharu Osaka8th Dan Archived January 26, 2008, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 15 February 2014.