My sensei, Hanshi M.A. Sharifi.
Taken at the old dojo of the Shotokan Karate Institute.
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).
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.
Article by Master Hidetaka Nishiyama in Black Belt Magazine, August 1967
Shotokan Karate Master Hidetaka Nishiyama on the cover of Black Belt Magazine, December 1986
From the official JKA Examination Guide
Shotokan Karate Institute -1988
Fliers for a few of Hanshi Sharifi’s seminars.
The seminar with Master Nishiyama would have been his last at our dojo. It was unfortunately canceled, and he passed away on November 7th, 2008.
Portrait of the late Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama.
Sensei Hidetaka Nishiyama