We are delighted to inform you that Sensei NAGAKI Mitsuru, 8th Dan, has been appointed in accordance with the wishes of Abe Sensei, as the next chief instructor of the JSKA.
NAGAKI sensei, who was born in 1950 in Ehime Prefecture (The same prefecture as Abe Sensei), was regarded as having a promising future in judo, which he had studied intensely since his childhood. Later, when he entered Nihon University, he studied karate under Abe Sensei’s tutelage and since then has devoted his life to karate.
At present, he is an 8th Dan with great accuracy of technique, he is also a rare karate expert who is strong in both Kata and Kumite. His leadership is highly regarded in the world of karate, and he has successively produced many world-class karate experts, including world champions. He pushes himself to excel personally and holds an unprecedented record of winning 27 consecutive master class championships.
We would really appreciate your continued support and cooperation.
Japan Shotokan Karate Association
President of JSKA, Yasuhisa Shiozaki
Member of National Parliament of Japan
Former Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party
Former Minister of Health, National Diet