Phone: 718-428-9566

Shotokai USA

Bayside Dojo

MIYAZAKI KARATE

208-52 Cross Island Parkway 

Bayside, NY 11360

718.428.9566

208-56 Cross Island Parkway, Bayside, NY, United States

GRANDMASTER TOYOTARO MIYAZAKI

SENSEI tOYOTARO mIYAZAKI WAS BORN ON SEPTEMBER 25, 1944. HE IS AN 8TH DEGREE BLACK BELT FROM TOKYO JAPAN. hE STUDIED SHOTOKAN KARATE SINCE HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD UNDER THE INSTRUCTION OF MASTER TOMOSOBURO OKANO WHO WAS THE DIRECT STUDENT OF GICHIN FUNAKOSHI. (1)

FOR THOSE WHO KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT KARATE THEY WILL KNOW THAT THE MASTER IS AT THE TOP. HE IS KNOWN AS ONE OF THE BEST KARATE PRACTIONERS IN THE COUNTRY. THOSE WHO HAVE STUDIED UNDER HIM KNOW THAT HE TEACHES BY EXAMPLE. HE IS MODEST, STRONG, FAST AND ACCURATE. (2)

HE ARRIVED IN NEW YORK IN 1967 AND OPENED HIS FIRST location of TOKUTAI dojo IN east elmhurst/astoria, QUEENS. SHORTLY THEREAFTER, HE OPENED the SECOND location of tokutai dojo IN FLUSHING WHERE HE WAS THE HEAD INSTRUCTOR. HE DEMANDED PERFECTION AND DISCIPLINE OF HIS STUDENTS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN EXPECTED IN JAPAN. HIS TEACHINGS EMPhASIZED STRONG MENTAL CONTROL, GOOD FORM AND TECHNIQUE.(3)

MASTER MIYAZAKI WAS WELL RESPECTED ON THE TOURNAMENT CIRCUIT. HE ACHIEVED FAME IN BOTH KATA AND KUMITE. hE WAS AWARDED MANY NATIONAL TITLES, AND A TOP 10 NATIONAL RANKING FOR TWO DECADES. (4)  HIS BIGGEST WIN WAS THE BLACK BELT LIGHTWEIGHT SPARRING TITLE IN THE 1969 ALL AMERICAN OPEN. HE WON THAT TITLE THREE YEARS IN A ROW.(5) HIS SKILLS BROUGHT HIM TO BE ON THE COVER OF bLACK bELT MAGAZINE, KARATE ILLUSTRATED, AND OFFICIAL KARATE MAGAZINE. (6)

MIYAZAKI HAS TAUGHT THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AND HAS PRODUCED HUNDREDS OF BLACK BELTS. MANY OF HIS STUDENTS HAVE GONE ON TO BECOME INSTRUCTORS THEMSELVES AT THEIR OWN KARATE SCHOOLS. ALL OF THE TEACHERS AT THE BAYSIDE DOJO ARE BLACK BELTS OF MASTER MIYAZAKI. MIYAZAKI IS CURRENTLY THE CHIEF HEAD GRANDMASTER AT SHOTOKAI USA BAYSIDE DOJO.  HE IS HEAD OF THE INTERNATIONAL SHOTOKAI FEDERATION. OUR DOJO IS THE INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS.



(1) OFFICIAL KARATE YEARBOOK

(2) NEWSDAY 12/20/1987

(3) OFFICIAL KARATE YEARBOOK SUMMER 1973

(4) SHOTOKAN KARATE-DO ACADEMY - WIKEPEDIA

(5) OFFICIAL KARATE OCT 1979

(6) BLACK BELT JUNE 1979