Mori Sensei is the head of the JKA in the United States ( Shotokan Karate-Do International).
Haramoto Sensei is a 6th Dan black belt and certified instructor of the JKA
training in Tokyo, Japan in 1962;in 1966 he
participated in the All Japan Collegiate Karate Championship Tournament and won the first place together with his
Aoyama Gakuin University Karate Club team.
Later, while earning his MBA at Aoyama Gakuin Graduate School, he taught JKA Shotokan karate at the university.
Sensei Haramoto came to the United States in 1970, establishing the JKA
of Northern California, headquartered in San Francisco.
In 1975, Haramoto Sensei was elected judge at the World Karate-Do Championship Tournament
, attended by teams from over 50 countries.
Today, he is the chief instructor of JKA of California , which includes JKA of Stanford , Oracle Karate Club, and JKA of USF.
This year, Sensei Haramoto is on sabbatical, so he
is not with us all the time.
During the year, he
comes once a quarter to lead special kyu exams.