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Hoosein NARKER
ashihara@iafrica.com
Birth Date: 00/00/0000
5.Th.Dan International Ashihara karate

Southafrica
Honbu: International Ashihara Karate south Africa
Http: http://users.iafrica.com/a/as/ashihara/index2.htm

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Hoosain Narker -South Africa
I'm Hoosain Narker, founder of the list. My students at the Main dojo call me Senpai. I feel comfortable with that. I am a South African but of Indian origin. Our dojo is called Ashihara Karate.
I live in Retreat (a historic place - a battle between the Boers and the Red Necks took place here so many years ago -that was at the turn of the 20th Century) Retreat is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. Some great pics of Cape Town can be viewed on my site.
I started with Ashihara Karate in December of 1984, obtaining Branch Chief status in March of 1985. I opened the original dojo in 1980 as a 17 year old and by April of this year, I will have been training for 25 years. What I am particularly proud of is that I have been training continuously without stopping other than the small breaks.
Since 1990, I have been involved as a Administrator on a Macro level. In the past, I have written articles, etc. for many of the top International M.A. magazines, but I have been lazy for some time. Hopefully I should get going again soon.
Last year I competed in our Annual Championships - performing a combination of Shoshin Kata Ichi & Ni and managed to obtain third place in the Open Kata Division against some expert kata competitors. I also fought in the Semi-Contact Continuous doing quite well. I would still like to compete - the only problem is that I am so involved with organising, etc. that I don't always get the chance. Let's see what the future holds in for me. :-)
I tend to write a lot, so sometimes I can blabber on and on - forgive me for that. For a more detailed background of myself, have a look at my web site at http://users.iafrica.com/a/as/ashihara - under Kaicho Hoosain Narker - that should be self explanatory.

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