Kyoshi Jose Dimacali is a lifelong karate practitioner who originally started training in Hawaii as a child. He’s an avid kata competitor and recently won a second world championship in Spain.
Kyoshi Jose Dimacali – Episode 134
I’m not your friend, I say. I’m better than your friend – I’m your instructor. Because friends sometimes steer you the wrong way. Instructors are going to try to bring you to the right path.
I first met Kyoshi Jose Dimacali in 2015 at the Twin State Martial Arts Championships. We were still offering the 60-Second Pushup Challenge, and Kyoshi was encouraged to participate by his instructor, Hanshi Richard Bernard. He absolutely dominated the men’s division that day (74), and it was one of the few times that Hanshi Bernard didn’t take away the victory.
However, that was not the first time I had heard of Kyoshi. People spoke very highly of his skill and his dominance when it came to his forms performances. Over the next year, I had the opportunity to speak with him several times and I realized that not only is Kyoshi Dimacali an excellent competitor, but an excellent martial artist and a great person. Today’s episode solidifies my opinions of him as he tells an emotional tale of martial arts, family, and motivation. I hope you enjoy it.
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Movie – The Real Miyagi, Empty Hand: The Real Karate Kids
Actor – Naka Tatsuya Sensei
Book – Ki in Daily Life
On today’s episode we reference a lot of things you may want more information on life the World Karate Federation / WKF (website), the Wado-Ryu style of karate (Wikipedia), Seiji Nishimura (Wikipedia) & Hanshi Richard Bernard, Kyoshi’s instructor, who appeared on Episode 64 of Martial Arts Radio.
Below is an example of Rika Usami’s amazing kata performance.