At my karate club people call me Sensei, and my friends just call me Richard.


Shinpan-Ryu! 審判流

Shiramizu Taikai 2008 白水大会

Last September the Kanto Kotairen (high school karate student association for the Kanto region) held an official's course and testing. I attended and received a B rank. One thing the examiners said in a pre-test speech was being an official meant one must study a new karate style, a new ryuha, and this one is called Shinpan-ryu (Official's style)!

But coaching also requires a person to study how-to-coach on an ongoing basis, so one could also say there is Coaching-Ryu perhaps!



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