Technical Committee

TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

The ISKF Technical Committee is comprised of 13 individuals (as specified in the ISKF By-Laws) ranking 6th Dan and above with official qualifications in Instructor, Examiner and Judge.

The purpose of the ISKF Technical Committee to is follow Master Funakoshi’s principles in keeping the Dojo Kun and Niju Kun at the forefront of all ISKF developments. They are responsible for all technical matters such as the competition rulebook, kyu and dan exam standardization, and the development of the ISKF and techniques.

The Technical Committee reviews current ISKF official rules and regulations along with ISKF forms and procedures, and amends them or develops new policies when necessary.

This group of individuals is as diverse as the ISKF. As the ISKF is an international organization, the Technical Committee is embodied by members from the US, Canada, the Caribbean and Japan. They represent all of the members of the ISKF and strive to maintain the integrity and tradition of the ISKF while at the same time assuring the ISKF continually grows and moves forward into the mainstream.

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Advisor

Name: Yutaka Yaguchi (retired)Rank: 9th DanMentor: Masatoshi Nakayama/Gichin FunakoshiQualification: Master InstructorKarate Position: RetiredKarate Experience: 67 YearsEducation: Nihon UniversityYear of Birth: 1932Place of Birth: Japan
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Chairman of Committee

Name: James FieldRank: 8th Dan - 06/09/08Mentor: Yutaka YaguchiQualification: Graduate InstructorKarate Position: Chairman of CommitteeKarate Experience: 54 YearsPlace of Birth: Jamaica
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Committee Emeritus

Name: Maynard MinerRank: 8th Dan - 06/09/08Mentor: Teruyuki OkazakiQualification: Graduate InstructorKarate Position: Member (Emeritus)Karate Experience: 60 YearsEducation: Kingsborough CollegeYear of Birth: 1935Place of Birth: USA
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Name: Cathy ClineRank: 8th Dan - 06/11/12Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki / Yutaka YaguchiQualification: Graduate InstructorKarate Position: Secretary of CommitteeKarate Experience: 44 YearsEducation: Long Island UniversityYear of Birth: 1950Place of Birth: USA
Jones
Name: David JonesRank: 8th Dan - 06/15/15Mentor: Yutaka YaguchiQualification: Graduate InstructorKarate Position: MemberKarate Experience: 44 YearsEducation: University of CalgaryYear of Birth: 1958Place of Birth: England
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Name: Larry LorethRank: 8th Dan - 01/09/16Mentor: Yutaka YaguchiQualification: Graduate InstructorKarate Position: MemberKarate Experience: 51 YearsEducation: University of ManitobaYear of Birth: 1948Place of Birth: Canada
Warren
Name: Peter WarrenRank: 8th Dan - 06/15/15Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki/Yutaka YaguchiQualification: Graduate InstructorKarate Position: MemberKarate Experience: 43 yearsYear of Birth: 1952Place of Birth: Barbados
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Name: Tony TamRank: 8th Dan - 06/13/16Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki/Yutaka YaguchiQualification: Graduate InstructorKarate Position: MemberKarate Experience: 44 yearsEducation: Dalhousie UniversityYear of Birth: 1960Place of Birth: Hong Kong
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Name: Oded FriedmanRank: 8th Dan - 06/13/16Mentor: Teruyuki Okazaki/Yutaka YaguchiQualification: Graduate InstructorKarate Position: MemberKarate Experience: 43 yearsEducation: Industrial Engineering - Technion InstituteYear of Birth: 1959Place of Birth: Israel
Steve Pohle
Name: Steve PohleRank: 7th Dan - 06/10/09Mentor: Teruyuki OkazakiQualification: Graduate InstructorKarate Position: MemberKarate Experience: 42 yearsEducation: Ohio State UniversityYear of Birth: 1952Place of Birth: USA

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