The 85th anniversary of the Waseda University Karate Club was held on September 24, 2016. Sensei Nagao Matsuyama was there with over 200 graduates and guests. The Doshi-Kai history was shown by old pictures including some from sensei’s college years at the reception. Sensei even had to make a speech. Below are some pictures from the event — including one of Master Watanabe, who is now ninety nine years old. Sensei Nagao Matsuyama giving a speech: All Japan Collegiate Karate Tournament: Master Watanabe: Senior Year:Read More →

Sensei Matsuyama is back from Japan, and on Saturday, February 18, 2017 he taught a three hour long class. We did kihon, Tai Jutsu, and Bo Jutsu building upon the techniques Sensei taught us in August. At the end of class, Sensei Matsuyama presented shodan and nidan certificates to the four people who promoted to shodan and nidan in August: Melynda Gambino (Shodan), Poul Williams (Shodan), Andrea Tondo (Nidan), and John O’Gara (Nidan). Melynda and Poul also received their black belts from Sensei. Hon Hoi Yee got a well-deserved promotion to nidan! Congratulations, Hon! Hon Hoi Yee: Poul Williams: Melynda Gambino: Andrea Tondo: John O’Gara:Read More →