Tetsuhiko Asai


Shuseki-Shihan Tetsuhiko ASAI 10.Dan
(07.06 1935 - 15.08 2006)


Shihan Tetsuhiko Asai was widely respected as one of the greatest masters of traditional Japanese Karate-Do.
Shihan Asai has since 1940 devoted his life, body and soul to the art of Karate. Shihan Asai's movements seemed often believed cient and his knowledge is unsurpassed as the ultimate karate techniques.
Shihan Asai has graduated from Takushoku University, where he trained under the guidance of famous masters such as: Sensei Funakoshi, Sensei Nakayama and Sensei Okazaki. After graduating from university, he started on the notorious and brutal JKA * instructor school, and after some hard trainingsyears he graduated as an JKA instructor.
Subsequently, Shihan Asai in 1962 was sent to Taiwan by JKA to introduce Karate. Later he was sent to China, Hong Kong, America and Hawaii where he was chief instructor for the Hawaii Karate Association for 5 years.

In addition to being Shuseki-Shihan (Chief Instructor) for Japan Karate Shoto-Renmei has Shihan Asai was previously Technical Director in Japan Karate Association. After Shihan Nakayama (Chief Instructor JKA) died in 1987, was Shihan Asai Chief Instructor of JKA.
Shihan Asai is one of the outstanding instructors who have inkoporeret several circular techniques from Chinese martial arts.

asai-kamaeShihan Nakayama says about Shihan Asai in his book "Best Karate Volume 3"
"Tetsuhiko Asai everchanging movements, sometimes resembling a dance opført in the air leave spectators gaping with admiration. Dodging during a kicking game, striking til Groin from below, escaping an attack by a paper thin margin, leaping for a sword hand attack til Opponents neck, landing and reversing direvtion for a game sweep - som intricate and acrobatic feats as these, som of actual use in combat. He probably has no equals. His inimitable er sine source in training sice youth, Fostering powerful hips, a flexible body, deep technical skill, excellant reflexes and fearless courage "

Shihan Asai won the JKA's championship in kumite in 1961 and in kata in 1963.

Shihan Asai's personality reflected large and deep humility, as expected of a true master. To see Shihan Asai in action could only get the best karate practitioners to feel humble. His techniques and knowledge was unsurpassed and no one comes close to his karate.


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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)