Our Founder - Master Shigeru Takashina (9th Dan September 28, 1943 – September 3, 2013)

Master Shigeru Takashina was the founder and Chief Instructor of the South Atlantic Karate Association, an organization of the Japan Karate Association (JKA). In 1966 he graduated from Ryukoku University in Kyoto and entered the Instructor School of the Japan Karate Association, graduating in 1968.

Master Takashina was the Captain of the Japan team in the 1st World Karate Championships held in Tokyo Japan in 1970 and scored a perfect win. Since moving to the United States in 1972, Sensei Takashina has devoted his life to promoting and teaching the fine art of Karate.