Masatoshi Nakayama


Masatoshi Nakayama (1913 - 1987)


Nakayama Sensei introduced Karate to the world.

Masatoshi Nakayama Sensei was born in Yamaguchi, Honshu, Japan, the 1913th He was graduated fromTakushoko University in 1937 and went to Peking, China to study Chinese and various Chinese fighting arts.

He was a prominent student of Gichin Funakoshi modern karate father for more than 25years, until Gichin 
Funakoshis death in 1957. Nakayama Senseiwas close to Gichin Funakoshi and assisted by demonstrations 
and teaching.

nakayama-2Before Gichin Funakoshi died he appointed, Nakayama Sensei the second Chief Instructor for Japan Karate Association. Nakayama Sensei is responsible for the globalization of Karate 
through 1960 and1970, when graduates instructors from his(JKA) Elite Instructor program was sent out into the world to introduce and develop Karate.


Nakayama Sensei is also credited for having created rules for Shia icompetition match. At that time(late1950s) was an attempt to introduce the sporting aspect of a martial art very controversial.

Nakayama Sensei gave the width Karateaudience access to Gichin Funakoshis ideas when he wrote a series of 
instruction books (Dynamic Karate and later series BestKarate) Nakayama Sensei also produced films and videos 
with detailed technical and practical information on Kihon, Kata and Kumite.
These books, films and videos were based on Nakayama Senseis depth study of the principles of kinesiolegi, anatomy and psychology.

Although Nakayama Sensei lived in Japan as Chief Instructor for Japan Karate Association, he traveled continuously 
around the world until his death, in order to provide instruction and demonstrations in karate.

Masatoshi Nakayama Sensei died on 15 Apri l1987at the age of 74years. He remembered by them who have trained with him as a very fair but demanding instructor who showed natural courtesy and respect to everyone he met.


nakayama-3Masatoshi Nakayama Sensei inglimpses:

1913 -born in Yamaguchi, Honshu, Japan
1932 -began studies Takushoku University
1937 -graduated Takushoku University
1937 -began studies Beijing University
1948 -co-founder of the Japan Karate Association
1955-Senior MasterJKA
1957-Chief InstructorJKA
1957-first All Japan Karate Championships
1958-begins globalization of Karate by sending selected students
abroad to teach
1972 -first JKAWorld Championship
1987-died at the age of 74


This is JKS Karate 


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Why we are the best.

JKS Maharashtra has an impeccable lineage with a rich heritage that started with: 
- O' Sensei Gichin Funakoshi (10th Dan, father of modern day karate & founder of Shotokan) 
- Sensei Masatoshi Nakayama (10th Dan, credited to develop and spread karate across the world) 
- Sensei Tetsuhiko Asai (10th Dan, former Chief Instructor of JKA & founder of JKS) 
- Sensei Masao Kagawa (9th Dan, current Chief Instructor of JKS) 
- Sensei Jan Spatzek (8th Dan, Chief Instructor of JKS Denmark, Technical Adviser for
  JKS Bangladesh and for many JKS INDIA states branches and direct student of two legendary
  masters.....  Sensei T. Asai (founder of JKS) & Sensei H. Kanazawa (founder of SKIF)