Saturday 15 August 2009

In Memory of Asai Sensei

June 7th 1935 - August 15th 2006

In memory of my late teacher ASAI TETSUHIKO (10th Dan).

Today marks three years since Shuseki Shihan Tetsuhiko Asai passed away. And today, like many others around the world, I will do a special memorial training, in remembrance of Sensei.

Here are the links to the last two years of memorial practices: 2007 ( and 2008 (

The Asai Karate Kata - Keeping the Legacy of Asai Tetsuhiko Alive: As many of my regular readers will know, I just wrote an article for this year’s memorial, which is featured in the August edition of The Shotokan Way. If you haven’t read it already and wish to do so, click here:

For those of you who will today practice in memory of Asai Sensei, I offer you my best wishes from Kyushu, Japan. Let's keep Asai Sensei's memory and karate alive for the future generations of karateka.
© André Bertel, Japan (2009).

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