This is the translation of my lecture given on June 18, 1977, to the pupils of the Karate hall run by the instructor George Takahashi.
English translation by George Takahashi, Professor, UCLA
George Takahashi, founder and Chief Instructor West Los Angeles Karate Club
George Takahashi [as he appeared in 1977] is the founder and Chief Instructor of the West Los Angeles Karate Club.
He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, where he also taught Japanese language until his retirement in 1982.
has written several books on Japanese culture and language, as well as Martial Arts.
has the distinction of being among the first group of Americans to receive Sho-dan (1st degree) ranking in Shotokan Karate-do.
Sho-dan from Ohshima Tsutomu Sensei in 1959, and currently holds Roku-dan (6th degree) ranking in Shotokan Karate-do.
George Takahashi with brother, Gene
with his brother, Gene, who is the founder and Chief Instructor of the Marina Karate Club
in Culver City, California.