The Machida family - Sochin
Left to right: Chinzo, Yoshizo, Lyoto, and Take Machida
From left to right: Hanshi M.A. Sharifi, Sensei Michael Tabassi, and Master Hidetaka Nishiyama.
Sensei Tabassi first started training karate in Iran with Hanshi Sharifi (who is my sensei). Both my sensei and Sensei Tabassi earned their 7th dans from Master Nishiyama (may he rest in peace).
Shotokan Master Hidetaka Nishiyama in his office in Los Angeles. It is interesting that he was a cigarette smoker.
Rest in peace Master Hidetaka Nishiyama.
Lyoto and Chinzo Machida. I like the picture of Sensei Nishiyama in the background. My dojo has the same one.
Chinzo, Yoshizo, and Lyoto Machida
S.K.I. patches - old & new
I guess I didn’t have much of a choice.