Sensei Tetsuji Nakamura
8th Dan, IOGKF World Chief Instructor
Sensei Nakamura, head instructor and owner of Shudokan Family Karate Centre, has been training in Goju-Ryu Karate for over 30 years. He was a student in Okinawa, Japan the birthplace of Karate. He recieved instructions from Master Shuichi Aragaki who is a direct student of the founder of Goju-Ryu Karate – Master Chojun Miyagi.
He was an Uchideshi (Special Disciple) and head assistant instructor under Master Morio Higaonna (Intangible Cultural Treasure of Karate, 10th degree black belt, founder of IOGKF) at the world headquarters in California, USA (1991 – 1994) as well as the Japanese headquarters in Tokyo (1995 – 1997). He moved to Canada in 1997, as a technical advisor for IOGKF Canada.
In 2012, Sensei Nakamura was appointed as World Chief Instructor for the IOGKF (60 affiliated countries).
Sensei Nakamura travels internationally to teach karate seminars. He holds a law degree and teacher’s license for philosophy, politics and economics from Kagawa University in Japan.
Sensei Nakamura has won three World Championships
- Twice in Kumite (sparring)
- Once in Kata (forms)