On two Saturdays in June, 2019, Sensei Nago Matsuyama taught a couple of 3-4 hour long classes. Students from other schools were invited. The first Saturday we had visitors from Haverhill Shotokan Karate-Do Club. The second Saturday we had visitors from the New England collegiate karate clubs. Sensei Matsuyama’s classes focused on tai sabaki (shifting of the body) in karate, wrist locks followed by throwing or controlling the opponent, and bo-jutsu. The video below shows one of the tai sabaki drills.Read More →

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Master Toshio Watanabe on January 5th, 2018 at the age of 100 years. Master Watanabe was a student of the founder of Shotokan Karate-Do, Grand Master Funakoshi, and he was the teacher of Doshikai’s Sensei Matsuyama. Master Watanabe’s teachings live on in the Doshikai dojo, and we all draw inspiration from him as we look at his photo on the dojo wall. Master Watanabe’s wake was held on January 12th, 2018. Sensei Matsuyama attended.Read More →

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 →