Posted by Jose M. Fraguas on June 11, 2017
SOKE TAK KUBOTA
Takayuki Kubota is one of the most famous and respected karate masters in the world. Born on September 20, 1934, on the Japanese island of Kyushu, the effectiveness of Master Kubota’s fighting method started at the Tokyo Police Department, where he was known as “the one-man riot squad.” Once in the U.S., he demonstrated and performed his breathtaking strength and conditioning exercises at Ed Parker's Long Beach International Championships in 1966. Many were shocked by these demonstrations that captured the attention not only of students but other well-known karate masters as well.
In addition to teaching his very aggressive style of Gosoku Ryu karate, Sensei Kubota has been acknowledged as the most active and innovative karate instructor in the field of law enforcement techniques. Although his hair has grayed some since his memorable Long Beach demonstration, he still leads his classes with the same intensity and dedication he did then. He was brave enough to incorporate technical modification at a time when this approach to traditional karate was strongly criticized. He stood for what he believed and, based on his sense of functionality, he developed one of the most efficient styles of karate known today.
"My teaching is based on how to use power when power is the answer, how to use speed when speed is the answer, and how to use evasion when evasion has to be used. Nothing will work all the time under all kind of circumstances. You need to have all the physical and conceptual elements, but intelligence also, in order to combine them efficiently."
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