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Founder and Chief Instructor
West Los Angeles Karate School

Founder George Takahashi
West Los Angeles Karate School

Professor
UCLA

Japanese Language Teacher
UCLA

Founder and Chief Instructor
West Los Angeles Karate Club

Instructor

Affiliations

Founder
Chief Instructor West Los Angeles Karate Club

Education

B.A.

University of California , Los Angeles

6th degree black belt

Web References (13 Total References)


About our founder

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About our founder George Takahashi

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George Takahashi is the founder of the West Los Angeles Karate School.He was born in Idaho, USA and grew up both in the United States and in Japan.A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. and an M.A. in Political Science, he taught Japanese language at UCLA full time for twenty years.He has written several articles on Japanese culture, language and the martial arts.He also authored a book entitled "An Adventure in English Language Space: A Key to the Mysteries of Prepositions", published in 1998 by Vantage Press Inc., New York.
Sensei (teacher) Takahashi has been involved with Karate since 1952 and was awarded an 8th Dan in March 2004 by AFISK (American Federation of Independent Shotokan Karate-do).


American Federation of Independent Shotokan Karate-Do - George Takahashi - Angeles, CA

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Chief Instructor: George Takahashi, 8th Dan

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George Takahashi is the founder and chief instructor of the West Los Angeles Karate School. He was born in Idaho, USA and grew up both in the United States and in Japan. A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. and an M.A. in Political Science, he taught Japanese language at UCLA full time for twenty years. He has written several articles on Japanese culture, language and the martial arts. He also authored a book entitled "An Adventure in English Language Space: A Key to the Mysteries of Prepositions", published in 1998 by Vantage Press Inc., New York.
Sensei (teacher) Takahashi has been involved with Karate since 1952 and was awarded an 8th Dan in March 2004 by AFISK (American Federation of Independent Shotokan Karate-do).


The Soul-Piercing KIAI

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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.

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English translation by George Takahashi, Professor, UCLA
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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. Mr. Takahashi has written several books on Japanese culture and language, as well as Martial Arts. He has the distinction of being among the first group of Americans to receive Sho-dan (1st degree) ranking in Shotokan Karate-do. Mr. Takahashi received his 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
George Takahashi with his brother, Gene, who is the founder and Chief Instructor of the Marina Karate Club in Culver City, California.
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George Takahashi
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George Takahashi


Traditional Karate Online Support

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Instructor: George Takahashi


George Takahashi, inventor ...

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George Takahashi, inventor of the Gravity Massage Board, was born in Idaho, USA and grew up both in the United States and in Japan.A graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, with a B.A. and an M.A. in Political Science, he taught Japanese language at UCLA full time for twenty years.He has written several articles on Japanese culture, language and the martial arts.In 1998, George Takahashi published a 376 page book on the English languare entitle An Adventure in English Language Space, a Key to the Mysteries of English prepositions.

Professor Takahashi has been involved with Karate since 1952 and holds a 6th degree black belt in the Shotokan style.He is also the founder and chief instructor of the West Los Angeles Karate School.He was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the Ken Studies Institute in 1990 along with the congratulatory letters from George Duekmejian, then Governor of the State of California and Pete Wilson, then U.S. Senator.
In Japan, Mr. Takahashi learned Shiatsu, Japanese finger -pressure therapy, to help his mother who suffered from shoulder and back aches.He investigated karate exercise as a means of strengthening the muscles of his own weak back.As an extension of that interest, and in the wake of the many people he encountered who suffered from tension-related pain of the back, shoulders and head, he began working on a prototype massage device.

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