International Shotokan Karate Federation
Buffalo Shotokan is a member of the International Shotokan Karate Federation.
The ISKF is a traditional Shotokan Karate organization, founded by Master Teruyuki Okazaki, who studied directly under Master Gichin Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate.

Osaka Sensei demonstrating the Heian Kata

Osaka Sensei is the demonstrator of the Heian and Tekki Kata in Volume 5 of the "Best Karate" series by Masatoshi Nakayama.

He demonstrates some of the best and most polished technique ever seen in the JKA/Shotokan world, and was the winner of international kata competitions throughout the 1970s and 1980s; these tapes were made at that time.

An important point to note that is that while his kata cannot be called anything other than elegant and beautiful, they also clearly indicate the powerful and effective combative nature of the techniques.

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