ASAI Sierra Shotokan

ASAI

Under the leadership of Shihan Kousaku Yokota, the ASAI project was born out of a collaboration of many Senior Karate-ka. As Shihan Yokota looked upon the present Karate world, it was very evident that Asai-ryu was not being advanced nor taught in a manner consistent with Master Tetsuhiko Asai’s vision. He felt that if he did not take the important step of developing an organizational entity, that there would be no way to codify, uphold, and structure the important lessons that have been left to us.

Under the leadership of Yokota Sensei we have embarked on a challenging yet rewarding journey with the one goal: the promotion of the effective style of bujutsu karate as developed by Master Asai. Our mission statement clearly states:

The purpose and mission of Asai Shotokan Association International (ASAI) is to extend Traditional karate-do to advanced practitioners and to further understand and develop true bujutsu as seen through functional karate. Our karate is based on Funakoshi/Nakayama JKA style, with an extension of Asai ryu karate. Asai ryu karate was created by the world famous Master Tetsuhiko Asai. He combined the long distance fighting methods of Shotokan and the short distance fighting methods of White Crane Kung Fu along with kobudo. We believe this is the next generation of bujutsu and budo karate.

ASAI is an international organization with membership in over 35 countries. Sierra Shotokan is an ASAI dojo and Sensei Johnson is the ASAI president.

www.asaikarate.com

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