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Sensei Kazuo Terauchi

IOGKF JAPAN

Sensei Kazuo Terauchi is a world renowned master of Okinawan Goju-ryu Karate. He is one of the last 'old school' masters of Karate. Terauchi Sensei began his training at the famous Yoyogi Dojo in the early 1970's and is featured in the very first of Higaonna Sensei's Karate films. He quickly developed a talent for fighting and became all Japan Kumite champion for many consecutive years, a record which still hasn't been broken today. He followed Higaonna Sensei around during his time in Okinawa and Tokyo and remains one of the Masters most senior and lifelong students. Today he is teaches out of his Dojo in the Kiyose district of Tokyo, along with traveling all over the world to teach and spread Goju-ryu Karate. 

A MASTER OF KARATE

Terauchi Sensei has formally been presented with the status of Shihan (Master) by Higaonna Sensei.

9th DEGREE BLACK BELT

Sensei was awarded this grade in 2017 by Supreme Master, Sensei Morio Higaonna in Okinawa.

ALL JAPAN CHAMPION

Terauchi Sensei still holds the record from most consecutive years as all Japan Karate Champion

over half a century of experience