SENSEI TAKAYUKI MIKAMI, 9TH DAN
Chief Instructor, Louisiana Karate Association
Founder & Chief Instructor, Japan Karate Association/American Federation
Senior Technical Adviser, Japan Karate Association Headquarters
Sensei Takayuki Mikami, a native of Japan, is the first graduate of the Instructor Training Program of the Japan Karate Association (JKA), the largest and most influential karate organization in the world. He became the first certified instructor sent overseas by the JKA when he moved to New Orleans in 1965 to promote Shotokan karate training in the United States.
Sensei Mikami developed karate training in the Southern region by creating the All South Karate Association in 1965 and hosting the annual All South Tournament in New Orleans, now the longest running traditional karate tournament in the United States.