Lyoto Machida vs. David Heath
UFC 70 - April 21, 2007
My sensei, Hanshi M.A. Sharifi.
Taken in Tehran, Iran.
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).
Made this video the other day. Compares Enoeda Sensei’s application of Kuzushi Waza to Lyoto Machida, in both a tournament and in the UFC. Enjoy in HD!! Oss
Shotokan Master Hidetaka Nishiyama in his office in Los Angeles. It is interesting that he was a cigarette smoker.
Interesting article on Frank Smith and politics of karate.
Black Belt Magazine, January 1984
I can send the pdf to anyone who is interested.
Okinawan master Chōjun Miyagi, founder of Goju-ryu karate.
My dad (top) and myself.
Article by Master Hidetaka Nishiyama in Black Belt Magazine, August 1967
Back to white belt. First day of Judo.
Shotokan Master Hirokazu Kanazawa, founder of the Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation (SKIF)
Black Belt Magazine May 1987
Master Hidetaka Nishiyama in Black Belt Magazine, April 1993
Home setup - back for spring break & preparing for a tournament tomorrow