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Passing of Arakawa Sensei

The NIKW are sad to hear of the passing of Toru Arakawa Sensei.

Arakawa Sensei played an important role in the development of Wado-Kai Karate throughout the world, over many years and was a senior figure in Japanese Karate-Do Federation.

The NIKW hosted Arakawa Sensei, inviting him to Belfast a number of times throughout the 90’s. Close relationships continued since.

Sensei Brunton commented, ” I’ve had the pleasure of training with Sensei for many, many years. Most recently last summer at the Japanese Master’s technical course. His passion, enthusiasm and dedication to Karate-Do was infectious and greatly improved my own understanding and study of Karate-Do. On behalf of the NIKW, our¬†thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.