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Takashi Hasegawa

Shihan Takashi Hasegawa is a 5th-degree black belt with almost 40 years of experience in Kyokushin karate. He has trained in Kyokushin’s Tochinan Branch and Headquarters Tokyo as well as the Burbank Branch in California, USA.

Shihan Hasegawa was born in Urawa, Saitama, Japan. His martial arts training began at the age of nine when he started learning Kendo. After six years of Kendo study, he became very interested in Kyokushin when he saw Kyokushin fighter’s rigorous training methods and their amazing technique. As a result, he began his Kyokushin career, which has lasted until this day.

Shihan Hasegawa also studied Kenpo while attending Wako University in Japan for his Bachelor’s degree in economics. He has earned a black belt only after four years of training. He came to Los Angeles in 1989 and continued his Kyokushin Karate training in the Burbank branch, under the North Los Angeles Branch Chief Shihan Brian Bastien. At the same time, Shihan Hasegawa got his MBA.

In 1994, after 11 years of training, Shihan Hasegawa received his black belt in Kyokushin karate. Later that year, Shihan Hasegawa 3rd placed at the Kyokushin Los Angeles Tournament. The same year he participated in the Kyokushin US Selection Tournament in Chicago.

Shihan Hasegawa now devotes his life to training his students, who have won numerous local and US tournaments and have been contributing to the spread of Kyokushin Karate as the Head Instructor of the West Los Angeles Dojo. In 2011, Kancho Matsui appointed Shihan Hasegawa West LA Kyokushin Karate Branch Chief.

In 2015, Shihan Hasegawa moved to a new dojo right in the heart of Japan Town, on Sawtelle.

In 2019, three of his students were selected for The 12th World Open Karate Tournament as U.S. representatives.

Shihan Takashi Hasegawa
Shihan Takashi Hasegawa Ice-Breaking

INSTRUCTORS

Kohtaroh Zushi

2 dan

  • 2020 US Weight Category Karate Championships MEN Lightweight 3rd Place
  • 2019 The 12th World Open Karate Tournament​ representative of the USA
  • 2015 US Weight Category Karate Championships MEN Lightweight 2nd Place

Naoko Tago

2 dan

  • 2020 US Weight Category Karate Championships Kata Senior Advanced 1st Place

  • 2019 US Weight Category Karate Championships Kata Senior Advanced 1st Place

  • 2018 International Karate Friendship (JAPAN)

Koorosh Evagee

1 dan

  • 2020 US Weight Category Karate Championships MEN Lightweight 3rd Place
  • 2019 The 12th World Open Karate Tournament​ representative of the USA
  • 2017 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 15yrs     2nd Place
  • 2016 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 14-15yrs Heavyweight     1st Place
  • 2015 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 13yrs Heavyweight      1st Place
  • 2014 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 12-13yrs     2nd Place
  • 2013 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 11yrs     3rd Place
  • 2012 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 14yrs     3rd Place

YOKO DECKER

1 dan

  • 2018 US Weight Category Karate Championships
      WOMEN SENIOR Kumite 2nd Place
      KATA SENIOR Advance 3rd Place
  • The 25th Freshman tournament Kumite Women’s 1st Place
Monet Garret

Monet Garrett

1 dan

  • 2019 The 12th World Open Karate Tournament​ representative of the USA
  • 2019 All American Open Karate Championships ​Men Open Weight Kumite 8th Place​
  • 2019 US Weight Category Karate Championships​ Middle Weight 3rd Place ​
  • 2018 All American Open Karate Championships ​Youth Boys 15~17 Heavy Weight 1st Place​
  • 2010 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 9yrs 3rd Place
  • 2009 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 8yrs 1st Place

Black belts

CHAZ GUEST

1 dan

  • 2006 US Weight Category Karate Championships Senior Kumite 1st Place

TARO WATANABE

1 dan

 

  • 2013 US Weight Category Karate Championships
    Boys Kumite 9-10yrs 2nd place
  • 2012 US Weight Category Karate Championships
    Boys Kumite 8-9yrs Heavyweight 1st place
  • 2011 US Weight Category Karate Championships
    Boys Kumite 8-9 yrs Lightweight 1st place
  • 2010 US Weight Category Karate Championships
    Boys Kumite 6-7yrs 1st place

RYUHO TAGO

1 dan

  • 2017 US Weight Category Karate Championships BOYS 17yrs 3rd Place
  • 2016 All American Open Karate Champions BOYS 16-17yrs 3rd Place
  • 2016 US Weight Category Karate Championships BOYS 16yrs 1st Place
  • 2015 US Weight Category Karate Championships BOYS 15yrs 1st Place
  • 2015 International Karate Friendship(Japan)

YUJI
KHAN

1 dan

  • 2019 International Karate Friendship(JAPAN) 
  • 2019 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 13-16yrs     3rd Place
  • 2018 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 14rs     3rd Place
  • 2018 All American Open Karate Championship  Boys 14yrs 3rd Place
  • 2017 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 13yrs     1st Place
  • 2017 All American Open Karate Championship  Boys 13yrs 3rd Place 
  • 2016 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 12yrs     2nd Place
  • 2014 All American Open Karate Championship Boys 10yrs 1st Place
  • 2014 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 10yrs     3rd Place
  • 2014 International Karate Friendship(JAPAN)  
  • 2013 All American Open Karate Championship  Boys 9yrs 2nd Place 
  • 2012 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 8yrs     2nd Place
  • 2011 International Karate Friendship(JAPAN)  
  • 2011 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 7yrs     1st Place
  • 2011 All American Open Karate Championship  Boys 7yrs 1st Place 

MIHO
TAGO

1 dan

  • (KATA) 2020 US Weight Category Karate Championships KATA Jr Advance 1st Place
  • 2019 All American Open Karate Championship KATA 13-17yrs 1st Place
  • 2019 US Weight Category Karate Championships KATA Jr Advance 1st Place
  • 2019 US Weight Category Karate Championships KUMITE 13-14yrs 3rd Place
  • (KUMITE) 2019 All American Open Karate Championship KUMITE Girls 14-15yrs 2nd Place
  • 2018 All American Open Karate Championship KATA 12-17yrs 2nd Place
  • 2018 International Karate Friendship (JAPAN)
  • 2018 US Weight Category Karate Championships KATA Jr Advance 1st Place

JUN
KHAN

1 dan

  • (KUMITE) 2020 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 14yrs 2nd Place
  • 2019 International Karate Friendship(JAPAN)
  • 2019 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 13yrs 2nd Place
    2019 All American Open Karate Championship Boys 13yrs 3rd Place
  • 2018 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 12yrs 1st Place
  • 2018 All American Open Karate Championship Boys 12yrs 1st Place
  • (KATA) 2017 All American Open Karate Championship Boys 11yrs KATA 2nd Place
  • 2016 All American Open Karate Championship Boys 10yrs KATA 2nd Place
  • 2014 International Karate Friendship(JAPAN)
  • 2013 All American Open Karate Championship Boys 7yrs KATA 1st Place
  • 2011 International Karate Friendship(JAPAN)

ROY UCHINO

1 dan

  • 2019 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 14-15yrs 2nd Place
  • 2018 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 14-15yrs 2nd Place
  • 2017 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 12-13yrs Heavyweight 1st Place
  • 2016 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 11-12yrs Heavyweight 1st Place
  • 2015 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 11yrs 3rd Place
  • 2014 US Weight Category Karate Championships Boys 10-11yrs Heavyweight 1st Place